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The Origin of the Pfeiffer Effect

  • R. D. Gillard
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Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 48)

Abstract

Abstract

The intriguing enhancement of optical activity when a racemic (and “kinetically labile”) metal complex of the type (ML3)2+ (M = Zn,Cd, Ni,Co etc; L= 2,2′-bipyridyl or 1,10-phenanthroline) is added to a solution of a cationic ‘environment’ compound (usually an alkaloid) is the best example of the ‘Pfeiffer effect’.

Keywords

Optical Activity Uranyl Nitrate Preferential Solvation Chiral Discrimination Chiral Solvation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. D. Gillard
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  1. 1.University College, CardiffCardiffWales

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