Special Issue "Molecular Chirality"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Akbar Salam
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry,Wake Forest University,Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7486, USA
Interests: long-range intermolecular forces; single- and multi-photon absorption and emission processes; molecular chirality

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Chiral molecules give rise to a multitude of interesting chemical and physical phenomena. These have been greatly investigated over the years, beginning with pioneering experimental and theoretical works associated with Arago, Biot, Fresnel and Pasteur, to early quantum mechanical studies by Hund and Rosenfeld. Molecular chirality is an area of research that continues to evolve and mature, yielding novel present-day processes and the prospect of future scientific and technological advances, which will in turn require an even deeper understanding of the fundamental issues at play. The aim of this Special Issue is to present recent experimental and theoretical research progress relating to molecular chirality and its multifarious manifestations, broadly interpreted.

Topics to be included are:

  • Structural Chirality and Symmetry
  • Optical Rotation and Circular Dichroism
  • Light Scattering by Chiral Molecules
  • Novel Linear and Nonlinear Chiroptical Spectroscopies
  • (Chiral) Structured Light-Chiral Matter Interactions
  • Chiral Discrimination and Enantiomeric Excess
  • Resonant and Dispersive Interactions Between Chiral Molecules
  • Laser-Induced Discriminatory Processes
  • Manifestations of Chirality at Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Chirality Measures
  • Induced Chirality

Prof. Dr. Akbar Salam
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Molecular chirality
  • Optical rotation
  • Circular dichroism
  • Circular differential scattering
  • Chiroptical spectroscopy
  • Chiral discrimination
  • Chiral structured light
  • Chirality at interfaces
  • Helicity

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Chiroptical Symmetry Analysis of Trianglimines: A Case Study
Symmetry 2019, 11(10), 1245; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym11101245 - 04 Oct 2019
Abstract
It is well established that chiroptical responses, based on the unique reaction to circularly polarized light by chiral non-racemic systems, are sensitive to the stereochemistry of the featuring systems. This behavior has promoted the use of chiroptical spectroscopies as a mandatory tool in [...] Read more.
It is well established that chiroptical responses, based on the unique reaction to circularly polarized light by chiral non-racemic systems, are sensitive to the stereochemistry of the featuring systems. This behavior has promoted the use of chiroptical spectroscopies as a mandatory tool in the structure determination of molecules for decades. Recently, the higher sensitivity of chiroptical techniques compared to the conventional UV/Vis absorption and fluorescence spectroscopies or electrochemistry has awakened much interest in the development of chiroptical everyday applications. While chiroptical responses could be predicted by ab initio calculations, large systems calculated at a high level of theory may have an important computational cost; therefore, more intuitive methods are desired to design systems with tailored chiroptical responses. In this regard, the exciton chirality method has been often used in conformationally stable systems incorporating at least two independent chromophores. Taking this method into consideration, in our previous work, we described the chiroptical symmetry analysis (CSA) based on symmetry selection rules. To explore the scope of the CSA, herein we perform the chiroptical symmetry analysis of diverse trianglimines and draw general conclusions to assist on the design of chiroptical systems with high symmetry. Full article
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