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Principles and Applications of Photochemistry

ISBN: 978-0-470-71013-5
264 pages
November 2009
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A modern introduction to photochemistry covering the principles and applications of this topic from both a physical chemistry and organic chemistry angle. Coverage ranges from subjects such as lasers, the atmosphere, biochemistry, medicine and industry and also includes the latest developments in relation to photochemical molecular machines, photodynamic therapy applied to cancer, photochromatic imaging, and photostabilizers. Little in the way of prior knowledge is assumed, and the reader is aided by numerous worked examples, learning objectives, chapter summaries and problems.
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Preface.

1 Introductory Concepts.

2 Light Absorption and Electronically-excited States.

3 The Physical Deactivation of Excited States.

4 Radiative Processes of Excited States.

5 Intermolecular Radiationless Transitions of Excited States.

6 Intermolecular Physical Processes of Excited States.

7 Some Aspects of the Chemical Properties of Excited States.

8 The Photochemistry of Alkenes.

9 The Photochemistry of Carbonyl Compounds.

10 Investigating Some Aspects of Photochemical Reaction.

11 Semiconductor Photochemistry.

12 An Introduction to Supramolecular Photochemistry.

Further Reading.

Index.

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