Volume 83 Issue 29 | pp. 32-33
Issue Date: July 18, 2005

A DREAM REALIZED

Spectroscopic tool championed by two chemists makes it easier to determine absolute configuration
Department: Science & Technology

It's not often one finds solid proof of this magazine's impact on the outside world. Here's one: A story on chiral drugs (C&EN, Oct. 9, 1995, page 44) helped bring vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) spectrometers to the market, says Rina K. Dukor, cofounder and president of the company that first offered these instruments off the shelf, in 1997.

How VCD was commercialized, however, is mostly a story about a dream and the single-mindedness to make it . . .

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