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Measurement of Vibrational Circular Dichroism Using a Polarizing Michelson Interferometer

Volume 44, Number 1 (Jan. 1990) Page 5-7

Ragunathan, N.; Lee, N.S.; Freedman, T.B.; Nafie, L.A.; Tripp, C.; Buijs, H.

Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) has been observed for the first time with the use of a polarizing Michelson interferometer (PMI). VCD spectra have been recorded for (-)-α-pinene between 900 and 1350 cm−1 at 4 cm−1 resolution with excellent signal-to-noise ratio. The FT-VCD spectra are virtually the same as those recorded for (-)-α-pinene under the same conditions with the use of the more conventional double modulation FT-IR approach.