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Chirality. 2010 Nov;22(10):870-84. doi: 10.1002/chir.20911.

Progress toward the first observation of parity violation in chiral molecules by high-resolution laser spectroscopy.

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Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, UMR7538 Université Paris 13-CNRS, F-93430 Villetaneuse, France. benoit.darquie@univ-paris13.fr

Abstract

Parity violation (PV) effects in chiral molecules have so far never been experimentally observed. To take up this challenge, a consortium of physicists, chemists, theoreticians, and spectroscopists has been established and aims at measuring PV energy differences between two enantiomers by using high-resolution laser spectroscopy. In this article, we present our common strategy to reach this goal, the progress accomplished in the diverse areas, and point out directions for future PV observations. The work of André Collet on bromochlorofluoromethane (1) enantiomers, their synthesis, and their chiral recognition by cryptophanes made feasible the first generation of experiments presented in this article.

PMID:
20839292
DOI:
10.1002/chir.20911
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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