Induced circular dichroism as a probe of handedness in chiral nematic polymer solutions

@inproceedings{Guo1995InducedCD,
  title={Induced circular dichroism as a probe of handedness in chiral nematic polymer solutions},
  author={Jian Xin Guo and Derek G Gray},
  year={1995}
}
Abstract Achiral dyes in isotropic (acetyl)(ethyl)cellulose (AEC) solutions display no induced CD signals irrespective of acetyl content, polymer concentration or dye content. When dissolved in anisotropic AEC solutions, the dye molecules show strong induced CD bands that disappear when the phases are heated above the anisotropic/isotropic phase transition temperature. The liquid crystal induced circular dichroism (LCICD) spectra for the dyes in a series of well-characterized AEC mesophases… CONTINUE READING

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