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Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds II

  • Editors
  • Vincenzo Balzani
  • Sebastiano Campagna

Part of the Topics in Current Chemistry book series (TOPCURRCHEM, volume 281)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Joseph P. Leonard, Claire B. Nolan, Floriana Stomeo, Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson
    Pages 1-43
  3. Robert A. Kirgan, B. Patrick Sullivan, D. Paul Rillema
    Pages 45-100
  4. Duraisamy Kumaresan, Kalpana Shankar, Srivathsa Vaidya, Russell H. Schmehl
    Pages 101-142
  5. Lucia Flamigni, Andrea Barbieri, Cristiana Sabatini, Barbara Ventura, Francesco Barigelletti
    Pages 143-203
  6. Vivian Wing-Wah Yam, Eddie Chung-Chin Cheng
    Pages 269-309
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 311-327

About this book


Photochemistry (a term that broadly speaking includes photophysics) is abranchofmodernsciencethatdealswiththeinteractionoflightwithmatter and lies at the crossroadsof chemistry, physics, and biology. However, before being a branch of modern science, photochemistry was (and still is today), an extremely important natural phenomenon. When God said: “Let there be light”, photochemistry began to operate, helping God to create the world as wenowknowit.Itislikelythatphotochemistrywasthesparkfortheoriginof life on Earth and played a fundamental role in the evolution of life. Through the photosynthetic process that takes place in green plants, photochemistry is responsible for the maintenance of all living organisms. In the geological past photochemistry caused the accumulation of the deposits of coal, oil, and naturalgasthat wenowuseasfuels.Photochemistryisinvolved inthecontrol ofozoneinthestratosphereandinagreatnumber ofenvironmentalprocesses thatoccurintheatmosphere,inthesea,andonthesoil.Photochemistryisthe essenceoftheprocessofvisionandcausesavarietyofbehavioralresponsesin living organisms. Photochemistry as a science is quite young; we only need to go back less than one century to ?nd its early pioneer [1]. The concept of coordination compound is also relatively young; it was established in 1892, when Alfred Werner conceived his theory of metal complexes [2]. Since then, the terms coordination compound and metal complex have been used as synonyms, even if in the last 30 years, coordination chemistry has extended its scope to the binding ofall kinds of substrates [3, 4].


coordination compounds inorganic chemistry photochemistry photophysics physical chemistry

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds II
  • Editors Vincenzo Balzani
    Sebastiano Campagna
  • Series Title Topics in Current Chemistry
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Chemistry and Material Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-73348-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-09239-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-73349-2
  • Series ISSN 0340-1022
  • Series E-ISSN 1436-5049
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 327
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Physical Chemistry
    Inorganic Chemistry
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