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Semiconductor Photocatalysis: Principles and Applications

Semiconductor Photocatalysis: Principles and Applications

Horst Kisch

ISBN: 978-3-527-67333-9

Dec 2014

264 pages

$144.99

Description

Focusing on the basic principles of semiconductor photocatalysis, this book also gives a brief introduction to photochemistry, photoelectrochemistry, and homogeneous photocatalysis. In addition, the author - one of the leading authorities in the field - presents important environmental and practical aspects.

A valuable, one-stop source for all chemists, material scientists, and physicists working in this area, as well as novice researchers entering semiconductor photocatalysis.
INTRODUCTION
A Brief History of Photochemistry
Catalysis, Photochemistry, Photocatalysis

MOLECULAR PHOTOCHEMISTRY
Absorption and Emission
Intensity of Electronic Transitions
Excited States Radiative Lifetimes
Energy and Electron Transfer
Proton Transfer and Hydrogen Abstraction
Photosensitization
Rates and Quantum Yields
Quenching of Excited States
Absorption, Emission, and Excitation Spectra
Classification and Reactivity of Excited States

MOLECULAR PHOTOCATALYSIS
Hydrogenation of 1,3-Dienes
Co-Cyclization of Alkynes with Nitriles
Enantioselective Trifluoromethylation of Aldehydes
Photoinduced Electron Transfer Catalysis
Reduction and Oxidation of Water

PHOTOELECTROCHEMISTRY
Electronic Structure and Nature of Excited States
Photocorrosion
Interfacial Electron Transfer

SEMICONDUCTOR PHOTOCATALYSIS
Mechanisms, Kinetics, Adsorption
Characterization of Photocatalysts
Preparation and Properties of Photocatalysts
Type A Reactions
Type B Reactions
Environmental Aspects
Titania in Food and Personal Care Products
Photoreactors

Index