achiral molecules

achiral molecules

[¦ā‚kī·rəl ′mäl·ə‚kyülz]
(organic chemistry)
Molecules which are superposable to their mirror images.
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Thus, chiral SFG spectra of biomacromolecules are less affected or distorted by signals from solvent or other achiral molecules, simplifying the spectral analysis and interpretation.
The chiral monolayers or LB films have been reported [22], and we have also reported the chiral assemblies from achiral molecules through the interfacial organization at the air/water interface [23, 24].
These so-called ferroelectric liquid crystals (FLC) are either formed entirely by chiral molecules of one handedness or, more often, by achiral molecules doped with a small amount of a chiral, non-liquid crystalline compound.