Info

Asymmetric photo-reactions

Fig. 5.3 The Vester-Ulbricht process. The natural P-decay of radioactive isotopes emits spontaneously and continuously longitudinally polarized electrons (or positrons) that decelerate by the interaction with matter producing circularly polarized Bremsstrahlung. This circularly polarized electromagnetic radiation can be interpreted as 'chiral photons' and is known to interact with racemic or prochiral organic molecules via asymmetric photoreactions in order to induce an enan-tiomeric excess

Fig. 5.3 The Vester-Ulbricht process. The natural P-decay of radioactive isotopes emits spontaneously and continuously longitudinally polarized electrons (or positrons) that decelerate by the interaction with matter producing circularly polarized Bremsstrahlung. This circularly polarized electromagnetic radiation can be interpreted as 'chiral photons' and is known to interact with racemic or prochiral organic molecules via asymmetric photoreactions in order to induce an enan-tiomeric excess

Was this article helpful?

0 0

Post a comment