3rd Edition

Handbook of Photochemistry

ISBN 9780824723774
Published February 21, 2006 by CRC Press
664 Pages 123 B/W Illustrations

USD $230.00

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Book Description

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

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