Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Rotatory Power

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_10158
n The power of rotating the plane of polarized light, given in general by θ/ l where θ is the total rotation which occurs in a distance l. The molecular or atomic rotary power is the product of the specific rotatory power by the molecular or atomic weight. Magnetic rotatory power is given by
$$\theta /e\, {\rm }H\cos \alpha $$
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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA