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Asian Journal of Spectroscopy
Volume 14, Issue 1-2, January 2010, Pages 1-21
R-(+)-camphor is a bicyclical terpenoid with many usages and application in different fields. Different experimental and theoretical works reveal that there is only one stable conformer given the sterical restriction that the bicycle introduces. In the current work, from a complete assignment of the IR and Raman spectra, we are able to predict a VCD spectrum of the title compound. This work treats about the experimental detection and characterization using three experimental tools: IR. Raman and VCD spectroscopies. In addition, theoretical calculations take a main role in order to reproduce and understand the experimental signatures. Three different matrices has been analyzed and compared: the first one in CCl4 solution, the second using nujol and fluorolubc suspensions and the third one using thin films. The present work reveals that IR. Raman and VCD are helpful complementary techniques to characterize chiral systems, as terpenes. in different matrices.
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