We report mid-infrared Fourier transform vibrational circular dichroism (FT-VCD) spectra obtained by using three different measurement schemes: the traditional sequential rapid-scan method, a new simultaneous rapid-scan method, and the step-scan method. We also provide a description of the optical setup used to obtain the VCD spectra. Using this optical layout, we are able to measure FT-VCD spectra for single enantiomers of the chiral sample with low levels of interfering artifacts and for collection times as fast as one minute. For approximately 20 min of spectral collection, the three FT-VCD measurements approaches tested here yield nearly the same signal quality. The approach with the highest quality, by a small margin, was the simultaneous rapid-scan method. Next was the sequential rapid-scan approach, followed closely by the stepscan method. VCD spectra and noise curves obtained with these different measurement techniques are presented and compared, and their relative advantages and disadvantages are discussed.
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