"Their explanations of the CD techniques are complete enough to satisfy an expert spectroscopist while at the same time written in a way that can be understood by a non-expert organic chemist that is well versed in introductory physical chemistry." (Babak Borhan Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 10446
"...can act as a good reference book for both students and researchers, especially organic chemists interested in applying circular dichroism spectroscopy methods for the characterization of their synthetic products." (Babak Borhan Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 10446
"...this present treatment is useful to a broad audience interested in the technique." (Babak Borhan Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 10446
CD and MCD spectroscopy can provide key information about the conformations and electronic states of chromophore containing molecules but the theory has remained inaccessible for many organic chemists and biochemists and only a few researchers have carried out detailed quantitative analyses of their spectral data. This book rectifies this situation by summarizing the relationship between the different types of spectra and by describing in detail the qualitative and quantitative methods which can readily be used to analyse CD and MCD spectral data. During the last decade the authors have successfully synthesized several molecules to illustrate key points related to the theory of CD and MCD spectroscopy and have written the definitive book providing key practical knowledge in a readily accessible style.