University Chemistry ›› 2017, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (3): 1-14.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201612016

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Application of Electronic Circular Dichroism Spectroscopic Methods in Determination of Absolute Configuration of Chiral Metal Complexes

Hui ZHANG*()   

  • Published:2017-03-15
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Electronic circular dichroism (ECD) spectroscopy related to electron transition energy levels has become a mainstream characterization mean of the comprehensive chiroptical spectroscopy in the study on chiral stereochemistry, because of its wider research objects and mutual complementarity with vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) spectroscopy involving vibrational energy levels. In this paper, three main methods of determination of absolute configuration of chiral metal complexes are summarized. ECD spectroscopic methods are described in detail, among them exciton chirality method is emphasized. Additionally, this review points out the developing trend of the comprehensive chiroptical spectroscopy in the future.

Key words: Electronic circular dichroism, Coordination stereochemistry, Absolute configuration correlation, Exciton chirality method, Comprehensive chiroptical spectroscopy


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