Jeanne Crassous

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Parity violation (PV) at the molecular level is known to be responsible for a tiny energy difference between the two enantiomers of a chiral molecule. This parity violation energy difference (PVED) has not yet been detected by experiment. In the last few years, the search for PV effects in molecules has made important steps ahead for several reasons. On one(More)
Parity violation (PV) effects in chiral molecules have so far never been experimentally observed. To take up this challenge, a consortium of physicists, chemists, theoreticians, and spectroscopists has been established and aims at measuring PV energy differences between two enantiomers by using high-resolution laser spectroscopy. In this article, we present(More)
Racemic and optically pure [Dy(hfac)3(L)] complexes with L = 3-(2-pyridyl)-4-aza[6]-helicene have been synthesized and characterized. Both the racemic and enantiopure forms behave as single molecule magnets in their crystalline phase, while electronic circular dichroism activity is evidenced. Ab initio calculations on isolated complexes followed by the(More)
Five-atomic tri(hetero)halogenomethanes represent the simplest class of non-isotopic small chiral molecules suitable for the study of fundamental aspects of chirality. The analytical gas-chromatographic separation of the enantiomers of bromochlorofluoromethane 1 and of chlorofluoroiodomethane 2 on the immobilized chiral stationary phase(More)
Synthesis of optically active samples of bromochlorofluoromethane (CHFClBr) was performed via fractional crystallisation of the strychnine salts of bromochlorofluoroacetic acid (FClBrCCO2H). The S-(+) (R-(-)) absolute configuration of the acid was established by X-ray crystallography and the S-(+) (R-(-)) absolute configuration of the haloform was(More)
In this critical review we present examples of coordination complexes with efficient chiral transfer determining stereochemistry at the metal centre and throughout the overall molecular assembly. The general features controlling the transmission of chirality are presented. The transfer of chirality are considered here with the special purpose of obtaining a(More)
The infrared and vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) spectra of six chiral oxorhenium(V) complexes, bearing a hydrotris(1-pyrazolyl)borate (Tp) ligand, have been investigated. These complexes are promising candidates for observation of parity violation (symmetry breaking due to the weak nuclear force). New chiral oxorhenium complexes have been synthesized,(More)
The first observation of a parity-violation effect in molecules induced by weak interactions is still a dream that requires the synthesis and, eventually, the resolution of the enantiomers of well-chosen simple chiral molecules together with an appropriate experimental set-up for high-resolution spectroscopy. Performing IR spectroscopy on highly(More)
CHFClI is among the more favorable molecules for parity violation (PV) measurements in molecules. Despite the fact that calculated PV effects are two orders of magnitude smaller than in some organometallic compounds, CHFClI displays interesting features which could make possible a new experimental PV test on this molecule. Indeed, ultrahigh resolution(More)