Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2006, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (06): 666-671.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20060605

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Study on Solid-State Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy and Its Application to Chiral M(II) Schiff Base Complexes

ZHANG Hui;CHEN Yuan-Chuan;WANG Fang;QIU Xiao-Ming;LI Li;CHEN Jian-Gu   

  1. College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, P. R. China; State Key Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P. R. China
  • Received:2005-12-07 Revised:2006-01-18 Published:2006-05-31
  • Contact: ZHANG Hui

Abstract: An account on the application of solid-state CD on chiral metal complexes is briefly reviewed. Special focus is on the methods to record solid-state CD spectra of chiral solid sample, and then we switch to the comparison between solid-state and solution CD spectra of four pairs of chiral M(II) (M = Ni, Cu) Schiff base complexes. The solid-state CD spectra reveal that the chiral complexes mantain the same handeness found in solution states. But it is notable that there are some differences between the solid-state and solution CD spectra for the selective chiral complexes, which may be ascribed to some subtle tetrahedral distortion or conformational distinctions of the complexes between the two states.

Key words: Solid-state circular dichroism(CD) spectroscopy, Method of measurement, Chirality, M(II) Schiff base complex