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Fluorescence spectroscopy is a useful tool in the study of chiral recognition. This paper highlights research on applications of fluorescence spectroscopy as a measure of chiral recognition. Research began by evaluating the theoretical basis of relating the ratio of the average anisotropy to temperature and the thermodynamic parameters ∆G, ∆H, and ∆S. It also evaluates the statement that the quantum yield is the same for the free and bound species of analyte, which was previously assumed in deriving the equation. Data obtained in this study showed that assumption to be false. Further testing on individual enantiomers was done to determine if the results were enantioselective.