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Keywords:

  • chirality transfer;
  • density functional calculations;
  • hydrogen bonding;
  • matrix isolation;
  • vibrational circular dichroism
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Hand-me-down chirality: Chirality transfer from methyl lactate to ammonia has been investigated and the mirror-imaged vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) spectra of a pair of enantiomers of a flexible chiral molecular complex are presented. The distinct VCD spectral pattern provides decisive evidence for the existence of two dominant and subtly different conformers of the complex.