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Chiral Photochemistry

1st Edition

Edited by Yoshihisa Inoue, V. Ramamurthy

CRC Press

704 pages

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Control of molecular chirality is central to contemporary chemistry, biology, and materials-related areas. Chiral photochemistry employs molecular and supramolecular chiral interactions in the electronically excited state to induce molecular chirality, providing new and versatile strategies and surprising results unattainable by conventional thermal asymmetric synthesis. Chiral Photochemistry is the first book devoted solely to this rapidly growing area. This comprehensive and authoritative book covers all aspects of the subject, from circularly polarized light to supramolecular chiral source and from the origin of homochirality in the biosphere to chiral devices and materials.


"This book is a part of an excellent series on topics spanning all areas of photochemistry… [It] is an important contribution to the field of chiral induction by photochemical methods. It covers a vast range of topics in the field and should be very useful for those interested in reviewing or entering the field, as well as for experts who are interested in detailed coverage of the subject."

- JACS, 2005

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Table of Contents

Direct Asymmetric Photochemistry with Circularly Polarized Light, H. Rau

Coherent Laser Control of the Handedness of Chiral Molecules, P. Brumer and M. Shapiro

Magnetochiral Anisotropy in Asymmetric Photochemistry, G.L.J.A.Rikken

Enantiodifferentiating Photosensitized Reactions, Y. Inoue

Diastereodifferentiating Photoreactions, N. Hoffmann and J.-P. Pete

Chirality in Photochromism, Y. Yokoyama and M. Saito

Chiral Photochemistry with Transition Metal Complexes, S. Sakaki and T. Hamada

Template-Induced Enantioselective Photochemical Reactions in Solution, B. Grosch and T. Bach

Supramolecular Asymmetric Photoreactions, T. Wada and Y. Inoue

Circular Dichroism in the Solid State, R. Kuroda

Absolute Asymmetric Photochemistry Using Spontaneous Chiral Crystallization, M. Sakamoto

The Solid-State Ionic Chiral Auxiliary Approach to Asymmetric Induction in Photochemical Reactions, J. R.Scheffer

Chiral Solid-State Photochemistry Including Supramolecular Approaches, H. Koshima

Racemic-to-Chiral Transformation and the Chirality Inversion Process in Cobaloxime Complex Crystals Only by Photoirradiation, Y. Ohashi

Chiral Photochemistry Within Zeolites, V. Ramamurthy, J. Sivaguru, J. Shailaja, A. Natarajan, L.S.Kaanumalle, S. Karthikeyan, and A. Joy

Photochemistry of Chiral Polymers, E. Yashima


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Molecular and Supramolecular Photochemistry

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Organic
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical