Magneto-Chiral Dichroism of Organic Compounds

Authors

  • Yuichi Kitagawa,

    1. Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Segawa,

    1. Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8904 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Dr. Kazuyuki Ishii

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505 (Japan)
    • Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505 (Japan)
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  • This work was supported by the Global COE Program for Chemistry Innovation.

Abstract

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Direction decides: Magneto-chiral dichroism describes the dependence of the absorbance of a chiral molecule on the direction of a magnetic field to which it is exposed, and it may help to explain the homochirality of life. This phenomenon was now observed in organic compounds using porphyrin J-aggregates.

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