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A term referring to the optical techniques (using refraction, absorption or emission of anisotropic radiation) for investigating chiral substances [e.g. measurements of optical rotation at a fixed wavelength, optical rotatory dispersion (ORD), circular dichroism (CD), and circular polarization of luminescence (CPL)].
PAC, 1996, 68, 2193 (Basic terminology of stereochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2203
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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