Induced resonance Raman optical activity (IRROA) proved to be a very sensitive method to detect molecular chirality. It is exhibited, for example, by complexes of lanthanides with chiral alcohols or ketones. So far, the phenomenon has not been understood at a quantitative level. To elucidate its mechanisms and to correctly relate the spectra to the structure, a transition polarizability model (TPM) is developed and applied to a camphor-europium complex. The model well reproduces the high ROA/Raman intensity ratio of the IRROA observed experimentally. The results additionally indicate a fundamental role of the nonchiral fod ligand in the Eu(fod)3 compound for the chirality enhancement. The TPM model thus serves as a guidance for both experimental and theoretical studies to come. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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