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Magnetic Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy

ISBN: 978-0-470-13922-6
322 pages
July 2007
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The book is a technical guide for chemists and spectroscopists, and presents a concise description of magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) spectroscopy and how it has advanced the interpretation of molecular electronic spectra.
  • Provides a practical guide to utilizing MCD spectroscopy for chemists starting in the field
  • Written by an expert with over twenty years of experience in the field
  • Helps the reader to visualize the optical spectroscopic effects presented by MCD measurements
  • Includes practical considerations for experimental MCD measurements based on the author's experience
  • Written as a general discussion of the subject matter, with illustrative examples provided and discussed in the case studies to show the breadth of application of MCD measurements.
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Preface.

1. Introduction.

2. Polarized Light.

3. Theoretical Framework: Definition of MCD Terms.

4. Measurement of MCD Spectra.

5. The Interpretation of MCD Spectra.

6. Case Studies I. Diamagnetic Systems: A and B terms.

7. Case Studies II. Paramagnetic Systems: C Terms.

8. Magnetic Vibrational Circular Dichroism (MVCD) and X-Ray magnetic Circular Dichroism (XMCD).

9. Magnetic Linear Dichroism Spectroscopy.

Appendix A. tables for the Symmetry Group O and Td.

Appendix B. Tables for the Fourfold Symmetry Group D4.

Appendix C. Tables for the Threefold Symmetry Group D3.

Appendix D. 3jm Factors for Single-Valued Irreps of the SO3O and OD4 Chains.

Reviews and References.

Index.

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W. Roy Mason is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry in the Michael Faraday Laboratories of Northern Illinois University. His research focuses on electronic structure and spectra of heavy metal complexes; electronic and magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy; and symmetry and MO theory. Dr. Mason's original research findings have been published in such peer-reviewed journals as Inorganic Chemistry, the Journal of the American Chemical Society, and the Journal of Physical Chemistry.
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"This book provides an excellent practical guide for using MCD spectroscopy. The author successfully highlights the important features of chiroptical properties that are associated with the presence of a strong magnetic field … This book is highly recommended not only for those scientists who plan to actively study MCD spectroscopy in the near future, but also for scientists who wish to develop a deeper and more complete understanding of the field of optical spectroscopy." (Chirality, June 2008)
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