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Experimental and Theoretical Investigations on Optical Rotatory Power


Wood, William Wayne (1951) Experimental and Theoretical Investigations on Optical Rotatory Power. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/6J2M-7Q11.


The optical rotatory power of a fluid system of molecules is calculated. The result is the same as obtained by previous investigators using similar but less satisfactory arguments. Various means of calculating the optical activity of a substance are discussed, one previously used by Kirkwood being employed to discuss theoretically the absolute configurations of trans-2,3-epoxybutane, 1,2-dichloropropane and 1,2-dibromopropane. An experimental investigation of the molecular structure of 1,2-dichloropopane by electron diffraction methods is described.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Chemistry and Physics)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemistry
Minor Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Kirkwood, John Gamble (advisor)
  • Schomaker, Verner (co-advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1951
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:10102017-145355975
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:10501
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:11 Oct 2017 16:08
Last Modified:04 May 2023 21:41

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