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.
Direct Asymmetrical Photochemistry with Circularly Polarized Light. Coherent Laser Control of the Handedness of Chiral Molecules. Magnetochiral Anisotropy in Asymmetrical Photochemistry. Enantiodifferentiating Photosensitized Reactions. Diastereodifferentiating Photoreactions. Chirality in Photochromism. Chiral Photochemistry with Transition Metal Complexes. Template-Induced Enantioselective Photochemical Reactions in Solution. Supramolecular Asymmetrical Photoreactions. Circular Dichroism in the Solid State. Absolute Asymmetrical Photochemistry Using Spontaneous Chiral Crystallization. The Solid-State Ionic Chiral Auxiliary Approach to Asymmetric Induction in Photochemical Reactions. Chiral Solid-State Photochemistry Including Supramolecular Approaches. Racemic-to-Chiral Transformation and the Chirality Inversion Process in Cobaloxime Complex Crystals Only by Photoirradiation. Chiral Photochemistry Within Zeolites. Photochemistry of Chiral Polymers.