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Handbook of Photochemistry

3rd Edition

By Marco Montalti, Alberto Credi, Luca Prodi, M. Teresa Gandolfi

CRC Press

664 pages | 123 B/W Illus.

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Since the publication of the second edition of this handbook in 1993, the field of photochemical sciences has continued to expand across several disciplines including organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, and biological chemistries, and, most recently, nanosciences. Emphasizing the important role light-induced processes play in all of these fields, the Handbook of Photochemistry, Third Edition provides quick and convenient access to chemical and physical data that are crucial to photochemical investigations from the planning and experimentation phases to the interpretation of results.

The third edition of the Handbook of Photochemistry offers detailed overviews of the photochemical processes that occur in organic molecules and transition metal complexes, written by leading experts around the world. The authors maintain the highly regarded organization of data from previous editions while updating and expanding its tables with data pertaining to hundreds of new compounds. The book now contains sections focusing on metal complexes and organometallic compounds, offering photophysical and quenching data as well as reduction potential values, a key factor in photochemical electron transfer processes. It also features new information on light sources and filters, chemical actinometry, solutions to common problems in photoluminescence measurements, and lab-friendly techniques pertaining to experimental UV/visible spectroscopy and irradiation methodologies.

The Handbook of Photochemistry delivers an exhaustive, up-to-date collection of photophysical and electrochemical data on organic compounds and transition metal complexes. It represents an invaluable compilation of complementary data, background information, and references for students, researchers, and spectroscopists performing a vast assortment of photochemical experiments.

Table of Contents

Photophysics of Organic Molecules in Solution


Electronic States

Radiative Transitions

Nonradiative Transitions

Excited State Kinetics



Transition Metal Complexes

Electronic Structure

Types of Excited States and Electronic Transitions

Absorption and Emission Bands

Jablonski Diagram

Photochemical Reactivity

Electrochemical Behavior

Polynuclear Metal Complexes

Photophysical Properties of Organic Compounds

Photophysics of Organic Molecules in Solution

Triplet-State Energies: Ordered

Flash Photolysis: Designing Experiments

Low-Temperature Photophysics of Organic Molecules

Absorption and Luminescence Spectra of Organic Compounds

ESR and ODMR Parameters of the Triplet State

Photophysical Properties of Transition Metal Complexes

Photophysical Parameters

Absorption and Emission Spectra


Rate Constants of Excited-State Quenching

Ionization Energies, Electron Affinities, and Reduction Potentials

Ionization Energies and Electron Affinities

Reduction Potentials

Bond Dissociation Energies

Solvent Properties

Donor Number

Luminescence Spectroscopy Measurements

Correction of Luminescence Intensity Measurements in Solution

Fluorescence Quantum Yield Standards

Phosphorescence Quantum Yield Standards

Luminescence Lifetime Standards

Light Sources and Filters

Spectral Distribution of Photochemical Sources

Transmission Characteristics of Light Filters and Glasses

Chemical Actinometry

Ferrioxalate Actinometer

Photochromic Actinometers

Reinecke's Salt Actinometer

Uranyl Oxalate Actinometer

Other Actinometers


Spin-Orbit Coupling

Hammett ? Constants

Fundamental Constants and Conversion Factors


*References included in each chapter

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Analytic
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical