Topics in Current Chemistry Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds

Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds II

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 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].

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Lanthanides

    Pages 1-43

    Leonard, Joseph P. (et al.)

  • Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Rhenium

    Pages 45-100

    Kirgan, Robert A. (et al.)

  • Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Osmium

    Pages 101-142

    Kumaresan, Duraisamy (et al.)

  • Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Iridium

    Pages 143-203

    Flamigni, Lucia (et al.)

  • Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Platinum

    Pages 205-268

    Williams, J. A. Gareth

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds II
Editors
  • Vincenzo Balzani
  • Sebastiano Campagna
Series Title
Topics in Current Chemistry
Series Volume
281
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-73349-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-73349-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-73348-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09239-8
Series ISSN
0340-1022
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 327
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