Polymer capable of rotating the polarization plane of a transmitted beam of linear-polarized light.
The @O04303@ originates from the presence of @C01057@ elements in a polymer such as @C01057@ centers or @C01057@ axes due to long-range conformational order in a polymer (@H02763@).
See also: optical activity, helicity
PAC, 2004, 76, 889. 'Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)' on page 900 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200476040889)