A Raman optical activity spectrometer can sensitively detect lanthanide circularly polarized luminescence
Recently, many studies have appeared in which the Raman optical activity (ROA) instrument was found to be convenient for measuring circularly polarized luminescence (CPL). Typically, weak lanthanide luminescence including circular polarization could be detected. The new detection scheme is referred to as ROA-CPL spectroscopy. It is particularly useful when also the vibrational (ROA) itself is detectable as the molecule structure can be examined more reliably. In this review, development of this chiroptical approach and its applications in structural studies of biomolecules are summarized.
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