Anisotropy Spectra of Amino Acids (pages 4484–4487)
Dr. Cornelia Meinert, Dr. Jan Hendrik Bredehöft, Dr. Jean-Jacques Filippi, Prof. Dr. Yannick Baraud, Dr. Laurent Nahon, Dr. Frank Wien, Dr. Nykola C. Jones, Dr. Søren V. Hoffmann and Prof. Dr. Uwe J. Meierhenrich
Article first published online: 21 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201108997
Light on chirality: To predict the enantiomeric enrichment that can be induced into racemic organic molecules with the help of circularly polarized light, the anisotropy factor g is essential. Anisotropy spectra g=f(λ) recorded for proteinaceous amino acids provide crucial information on the transfer of chirality from light to matter.