© 1979

Optically Active Polymers

  • Eric Selegny

Part of the Charged and Reactive Polymers book series (CHRP, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Eric Selegny, Liliane Merle-Aubry
    Pages 15-81
  3. Francesco Ciardelli, Emo Chiellini, Carlo Carlini
    Pages 83-110
  4. Nicolas Spassky, Philippe Dumas, Maurice Sepulchre
    Pages 111-142
  5. Dragutin Fles
    Pages 143-157
  6. J. G. Hamilton, K. J. Ivin, L. C. Kuan-Essig, P. Watt
    Pages 219-224
  7. M. Rinaudo, A. Domard
    Pages 253-257
  8. Manlio Palumbo, Alessandro Cosani, Maria Terbojevich, Evaristo Peggion
    Pages 345-350

About this book


The first four volumes of the series on 'Charged and Reactive Polymers' have been devoted to polymers in solution (Voh. I and II) or in gel and membrane forms (Vols. III and IV). In correlation with charges, other physical or chemical properties of macro­ molecules have been considered. Understanding of charge and hydrophobic effects is equally important for synthetic and biopolymers or their systems. Optically Active Polymers are related to problems of the same class, since optical activity is an inherent property of both natural macromolecules as well as a great variety of polymers synthesized in the Jast twenty years. Optical activity is a physical spectral property of chiral matter caused by asymmetrical configurations, conformations and structures which have no plane and no center of symmetry and consequently have two mirror image enantiomeric forms of inverse optical rotation. The racemic mixture of chiral enantiomers is optically inactive. The most common form of optical activity was first measured at a constant wavelength by the angle of rotation of linearly polarized light. More recently the measurements have been extended to the entire range of visible and attainable ultraviolet regions where electronic transitions are observed, giving rise to the ORD technique (Optical Rotatory Dispersion). The Cotton effects appear in the region of optically active absorption bands; outside of these bands the plain curve spectrum is also dependent on all the electronic transitions of the chromophores.


biopolymer macromolecule polymer polymerization synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Selegny
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de RouenFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Optically Active Polymers
  • Editors E. Sélégny
  • Series Title Charged and Reactive Polymers
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-0904-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-009-9380-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-9378-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 417
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Organic Chemistry
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