A circular dichroism study of the oxirane chromophore

A. Gedanken, V. Schurig

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The circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy of the oxirane chromophore in mono-, di-, and trisubstituted oxiranes was studied. The chirality rule formulated for the n(0) → 3s transition holds for all the molecules examined. The possibility that this rule can be extended to the oxetane chromophore was explored by studying the CD of (S)-2-methyloxetane. The role of a methyl vs. an ethyl group is presented in the CD of cis-(2R,3S)-ethyl-3-methyloxirane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1324-1327
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1987


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