3rd Edition

CRC Handbook of Organic Photochemistry and Photobiology, Third Edition - Two Volume Set

    1694 Pages
    by CRC Press

    The only combined organic photochemistry and photobiology handbook

    As spectroscopic, synthetic and biological tools become more and more sophisticated, photochemistry and photobiology are merging—making interdisciplinary research essential. Following in the footsteps of its bestselling predecessors, the CRC Handbook of Organic Photochemistry and Photobiology, Third Edition has evolved into a state-of-the-art collection on modern aspects of photochemistry and photobiology.

    A compilation 67 of topical reviews by leading experts, this compilation provides cutting-edge information on the applications of photochemical and photobiological principles, techniques, and methodologies.

    New and updated topics in this edition include

    • Industrial photochemistry
    • Photocatalyic water splitting
    • Photocatalysis
    • Photostability of drugs
    • Photochemistry in microreactors
    • Photochemical key-steps in organic synthesis
    • Photochirogenesis
    • Photolabile protecting groups
    • Solar photochemistry
    • Computational photochemistry and photobiology
    • Spin-center shift reactions
    • Sustainable photochemistry
    • Artificial photosynthetic systems
    • Biology of UV-A radiation
    • UV radiation and vitamin D
    • Photodynamic drug delivery
    • Photoimmunology
    • Photodermatology
    • Endogenous antioxidant photoprotection and its enhancement in human skin
    • Phototoxicity of drugs
    • Photodynamic approaches to water disinfection 

    This high-quality and concise collection bridges traditional topics, current trends, and future directions to provide you with the most authoritative and complete resource available on the subject. The IUPAC glossary of photochemistry is included as a CD-ROM.

    Industrial Photochemistry
    André M. Braun, Günther H. Peschl, and Esther Oliveros
    Excilamp Photochemistry
    Thomas Oppenländer
    Oksana Shvydkiv and Michael Oelgemöller
    Photolabile Protecting Groups in Organic Synthesis
    Christian G. Bochet and Aurélien Blanc
    Photochemical Key Steps in Organic Synthesis
    Norbert Hoffmann
    Cheng Yang and Yoshihisa Inoue
    Enantioselective Photoreactions in Solution
    Kerrie A.B. Austin and Thorsten Bach
    Spin-Center Shift Reactions
    Pablo Wessig
    Photochemistry in Ecosustainable Syntheses
    Valentina Dichiarante and Stefano Protti
    Solar Photochemistry
    Emma E. Coyle and Michael Oelgemöller
    Photochemistry in Alternative Media
    Tadashi Mori and Yoshihisa Inoue
    Cryogenic Matrix Photochemistry
    Goetz Bucher
    Preparative and Mechanistic Semiconductor Photocatalysis
    Horst Kisch and Dariusz Mitoraj
    Radical Photochemistry
    Uta Wille
    Recent Advances in the Photoinduced Radical Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions
    Maria E. Budén, Sandra E. Martín, and Roberto A. Rossi
    Photochemistry of Aryl Halides
    Luca Pretali and Angelo Albini
    Photochemistry of Phosphate and Sulfonate Esters
    Davide Ravelli and Maurizio Fagnoni
    Stabilized Carbocations Generated by Photoheterolysis
    W. Abraham
    Intermolecular Photochemical Hydrogen Abstraction
    Niall W.A. Geraghty and Mary Treasa Lohan
    Inter- and Intramolecular Photocycloaddition of Aromatic Compounds
    Hajime Maeda and Kazuhiko Mizuno
    Di-π-Methane Rearrangement Howard E. Zimmerman
    Oxa-Di-π-Methane Rearrangement of β,γ-Unsaturated Ketones V. Jayathirtha Rao and Kolupula Srinivas
    Photochemical Bergman Cyclization and Related Photoreactions of Enediynes
    Igor V. Alabugin, Wang-Yong Yang, and Runa Pal
    Scope and Limitations of Hula-Twist Mechanism of Photoisomerization
    Robert S.H. Liu, Yao-Peng Zhao, and Lan-Ying Yang
    Karola Rück-Braun, Kerstin Mayer, Andreas Hebert, and Fabian Michalik
    Photoenolization and Its Applications
    Petr Klán, Jakob Wirz, and Anna D. Gudmundsdottir
    Paternò–Büchi Reaction
    Maurizio D’Auria
    Quinone Photochemistry
    H. Görner
    Photodecarboxylation of Arylacetic Acids
    Matthew Lukeman
    Photooxygenation, [2+2] and [4+2]
    Maria Rosaria Iesce and Flavio Cermola
    Singlet Oxygen-Mediated Allylic Oxidation
    Mariza N. Alberti and Michael Orfanopoulos
    Photooxygenations of Sulfur Compounds
    Edward L. Clennan
    Jacek Waluk
    Photochemical Transformations Involving Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines
    Natalia N. Sergeeva and Mathias O. Senge
    Photochemical Routes for Metal Nanoparticle Synthesis
    Katherine L. McGilvray and J.C. Scaiano
    Photocatalytic Water Splitting
    Junwang Tang and Alexander J. Cowan
    Overview of the Development of Integrated Photocatalytic Adsorbents (IPCAs) for Water Treatment Using Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) and Activated Carbon
    David Keane, Kieran Nolan, Anne Morrissey, Michael Oelgemöller, Shaik Basha, and John Tobin
    Molecular Logic Based on Optical Signaling
    Uwe Pischel and Joakim Andréasson
    Application of Photophysics to the Study of Supramolecular Dynamics
    Tamara C.S. Pace and Cornelia Bohne
    Photostability of Drugs and Drug Products
    Beverley Glass
    Computational Photochemistry and Photobiology
    Patrick Z. El-Khoury, Igor Schapiro, Mark Huntress, Federico Melaccio, Samer Gozem, Luis Manuel Frutos, and Massimo Olivucci
    DNA Fluorescence
    Dimitra Markovitsi, Thomas Gustavsson, and Akos Banyasz
    Action Spectroscopy
    Edward D. Lipson
    Action Spectroscopy
    Thomas P. Coohill and Francesco Ghetti
    Giulio Jori
    Photoecology and Environmental Photobiology
    Donat-P. Häder
    Photoactive Yellow Protein, the Prototype Xanthopsin
    Johnny Hendriks, Marijke Hospes, and Klaas J. Hellingwerf
    Photomovements in Eukaryotic Microorganisms
    Giovanni Checcucci and Francesco Ghetti
    Transport and Sensory Rhodopsins in Microorganisms
    Yuki Sudo
    Nonvisual Photosensitivity and Circadian Vision
    Carlo Musio and Silvia Santillo
    The Essential Role of Retinoids as Ligands for Visual Pigment Formation in and Survival of Cone Photoreceptors
    Peter H. Tang and Rosalie K. Crouch
    Phytochrome: Molecular Mechanisms for Light Signaling in Plants
    Jeong-Il Kim, Yun-Jeong Han, and Pill-Soon Song
    Blue Light Regulation in Plants and Microorganisms
    Aba Losi and Wolfgang Gärtner
    Vadim R. Viviani
    Artificial Photosynthetic Systems
    Péter Maróti and Massimo Trotta
    Fluorescent Proteins
    Ranieri Bizzarri and Riccardo Nifosi
    Formation and Repair of UV-Induced DNA Damage
    Thierry Douki
    The Biology of UVA Radiation
    Rex M. Tyrrell and Evelyne Sage
    Ultraviolet Radiation and Vitamin D
    Lesley E. Rhodes and Ann R. Webb
    Endogenous Antioxidant Photoprotection and Its Enhancement in Human Skin
    Maryam Afshar and Antony R. Young
    The Acute and Chronic Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation, Visible Light, and Infrared
    Saroj M. Verma and Gillian M. Murphy
    Phototherapy and Photochemotherapy in Dermatology
    Calzavara-Pinton Piergiacomo, Arisi Mariachiara, Ortel Bernhard, and Rossi Mariateresa
    Vivienne E. Reeve
    Photodynamic Therapy
    Clare Conway and Stanley B. Brown
    Photodynamic Drug Delivery
    Julie Tzu-Wen Wang, Josephine H. Woodhams, Alexander J. MacRobert, Stephen G. Bown, and Kristian Berg
    Phototoxicity of Drugs
    Virginie Lhiaubet-Vallet and Miguel Angel Miranda
    Photodynamic Approaches to Water Disinfection
    Michela Magaraggia and Giulio Jori


    Axel G. Griesbeck studied political science and chemistry at the University of Munich, Germany, where he received his doctoral degree in 1984 for work on singlet oxygen. After postdoctoral positions in Würzburg, ETH Zürich, and the Weizmann-Institute in Rehovot, he finished his habilitation in 1991 at the University of Würzburg. Since 1995, he has been a professor of organic chemistry and photochemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. He was a visiting professor at Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin), Tsukuba (Japan), and Tapei (Taiwan) and received the Grammaticakis-Neumann prize in 1997 and the Honda-Fujishima award in 2009. His current research activities are focused on using organic molecules as substrates and as catalysts for photoinduced reactions, either directly excited or generated by energy transfer as well as by electron transfer processes. The reactions are performed in solution phase, in gas phase, or in nanocompartments. Recent applications of these processes are the syntheses of antimalaria-active peroxides by photooxygenation.

    Michael Oelgemöller received his diploma from the University of Münster, Germany in 1995 and his PhD from the University of Cologne, Germany in 1999. He was a researcher at the Photochirogenesis Project in Osaka (1999–2001) and at Bayer CropScience Japan in Yuki (2001–2004). From 2004 to 2008 he held a position as a lecturer in organic and medicinal chemistry at Dublin City University in Ireland. In February 2009, he joined James Cook University in Australia as an associate professor in organic chemistry. In 2000, he received the Kurt-Alder award of the University of Cologne. He was a visiting professor at the University of Pau in France in 2009, Osaka Prefecture University in Japan in 2011 and the Nara Institute of Science and Technology in 2012. His research activities include synthetic organic photochemistry, solar photochemistry, the development of new photochemical synthesis tools, and photochemical water treatment.

    Francesco Ghetti graduated in physics from Pisa University in 1980 and has been a researcher at the Institute of Biophysics (Pisa section) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) since 1985. His main research topics are photomotile reactions in microorganisms and related primary events of phototransduction and biological effects of environmental ultraviolet radiation on microorganisms and plants. He has served as treasurer of the European Society for Photobiology (1999–present), as president of the Italian Society for Photobiology (2002–2007), and as one of the vice presidents of the International Union for Photobiology (2004–2009). He has also organized several international photobiology congresses, directed NATO advanced study institutes, and chaired numerous symposia.