Crystalline State Photoreactions

Direct Observation of Reaction Processes and Metastable Intermediates

  • Yuji Ohashi

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This book focuses on a variety of photochemical  reaction processes in the crystalline state. The crystalline state reaction is a new category of solid state reaction, in which a reaction occurs with retention of the single crystal form. The whole reaction processes were observed directly by X-ray and neutron diffractions.  In this book, not only the structures of metastable intermediates, such as radicals, carbenes, and nitrenes, but also the unstable species of photochromic compounds and photo-excited structures are shown with colored figures of the molecular structures, with more than 200 figures.  The book is an indispensable resource not only for organic, inorganic and physical chemists but also for graduate students, as it furnishes more than 300 references.


Crystalline state photoreaction Excited-state molecules Neutron diffractions Structural change of cobalt complexes Structure of carbenes Structure of nitrenes Structure of radicals X-ray diffractions

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  • Yuji Ohashi
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  1. 1.Ibaraki Quantum Beam Research Center Tokyo Institute of TechnologyTokaiJapan

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