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Fourier transform infrared vibrational circular dichroism instrument for studies of polymers
Author(s): Dimiter Tsankov; Thomas Eggimann; Guojun Liu; Hal Wieser
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Paper Abstract

A Bomem MB 100 based spectrometer suitable for chiroptic studies of polymeric materials and biologically significant molecules is described. The optical layout is designed to utilize its external collimated beam. Standard VCD optics consisting of KRS-5 polarizer and ZnSe PEM is mounted on an optical breadboard next to the spectrometer. A f/1 ZnSe meniscus lens serves to focus the beam on a small area MCT detector. The VCD spectra of an enantiomeric pair of (+)- and (-)-polymenthylmethacrylate measured as CCl4 solutions illustrate the instrument's high performance characteristics and represent the first observation of VCD of synthetic chiral polymers.

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Date Published: 31 January 1994
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2089, 9th International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, (31 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.166758
Show Author Affiliations
Dimiter Tsankov, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)
Thomas Eggimann, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)
Guojun Liu, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)
Hal Wieser, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2089:
9th International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy
John E. Bertie; Hal Wieser, Editor(s)

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