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Laser distillation of enantiomers from an isotropic racemic mixture
Author(s): Stanislav S. Bychkov; Boris A. Grishanin; Victor N. Zadkov
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we elucidate the role of the rotational degree of freedom for the process of laser distillation of enantiomers from a racemic isotropic solution for any possible laser scenario. It is shown that the laser distillation scenario suggested by Shapiro et al., which is based on coherent control, does not work for the achiral synthesis from a racemic isotropic solution. This is due to the fact that rotational degrees of freedom of enantiomers constituting the solution are homogeneously distributed over the Euler angles and averaging over this distribution cancels the effect. A modified scenario is suggested, which works for the case of isotropic racemic solution. A detailed analysis of this scenario shows its efficacy for the preferable synthesis of enantiomers of required handedness.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4429, International Seminar on Novel Trends in Nonlinear Laser Spectroscopy and High-Precision Measurements in Optics, (30 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.428338
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Stanislav S. Bychkov, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Boris A. Grishanin, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Victor N. Zadkov, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4429:
International Seminar on Novel Trends in Nonlinear Laser Spectroscopy and High-Precision Measurements in Optics

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