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Surface Selective Chiral Detector

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
57181
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7.04.01
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vescent Photonics
4865 E. 41st Ave Denver, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Surface Selective Chiral Detector
Agency: DOC
Contract: SB1341-02-W-1118
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

Abstract:

A novel approach to the problem of surface-selective chiral detection is presented. In a small and potentially inexpensive optical package, chiral molecules adsorbed to the surface of a guided wave optic are probed via the evanescent field of the guided radiation. Single-mode guided-wave optics are exploited to increases the analyte-probe interaction region compared to traditional methods such as attenuated total-reflectance spectroscopy. Techniques for both circular-dichroism and optical-rotary-dispersion measurements will be studied and compared. In Phase 1 surface selectivity will be demonstrated in an optical-breadboard experiment. In Phase 2 a prototype of a surface-selective chiral spectrometer will be developed. This device promises to be useful in the characterization and understanding of the increasingly important field of chiral stationary phases as it relates to HPLC and enantio-specific synthesis.

Principal Investigator:

Scott R. Davis
VP Technology
3038239229
davis@Vescentphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Mike Anderson
President
anderson@vesentphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vescent Photonics, Inc.
737 4th Street Lyons, CO 80540

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No