Topics in Current Chemistry

Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds I

Editors: Balzani, Vincenzo, Campagna, Sebastiano (Eds.)

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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 compounds 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].

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"Photochemistry and Photo physics of Coordination Compounds consists of chapters on individual elements … . The authors have taken especially good care in presenting the questions to be addressed, the experiments undertaken to answer them, the results, and the subsequent questions raised, all with useful pictorial detail. … This volume is required reading for inorganic photochemists, and new entrants to the field will find themselves brought up to date surprisingly swiftly. It is a highly recommended addition to the collections of comprehensive science libraries." (Patrick E. Hoggard, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 130 (6), 2008


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Overview and General Concepts

    Balzani, Vincenzo (et al.)

    Pages 1-36

  • Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Chromium

    Kane-Maguire, Noel A. P.

    Pages 37-67

  • Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Copper

    Armaroli, Nicola (et al.)

    Pages 69-115

  • Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Ruthenium

    Campagna, Sebastiano (et al.)

    Pages 117-214

  • Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Rhodium

    Indelli, Maria Teresa (et al.)

    Pages 215-255

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds I
Editors
  • Vincenzo Balzani
  • Sebastiano Campagna
Series Title
Topics in Current Chemistry
Series Volume
280
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-73347-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-73347-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-73346-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09238-1
Series ISSN
0340-1022
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 273
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