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Principles of Molecular Photochemistry
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Modern Molecular Photochemistry of Organic Molecules


Note: The entirety of Principles of Molecular Photochemistry: An Introduction is contained within the first chapters of Modern Molecular Photochemistry of Organic Molecules.


Principles of Molecular Photochemistry: An Introduction develops photochemical and photophysical concepts from a small set of familiar principles. Developed from Nick Turro's best-selling text for three decades - Modern Molecular Photochemistry - this updated primer introduces an initial paradigm that relates the photon and a reactant molecular structure to photochemistry through the structure and dynamics of electronically excited states, reactive intermediates and products. The same paradigm is readily adapted to incorporate the photon and a reactant molecular structure to photophysics. The book provides brilliantly clear descriptions in pictorial terms that can be readily understood by the student and applied to systems of interest.

This text will be of interest to not only practicing photochemists and their students, but also to biological scientists, polymer scientists, material scientists and nanoscientists who use photochemistry and photophysics in their research and teaching. For adopting professors, an art CD of figures from the book is also available.

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Praise for Principles of Molecular Photochemistry: An Introduction

"An excellent introduction written by three supreme masters in this their field... Those familiar with earlier texts by Nick Turro will not be surprised to learn that this is another first class up-to-date book. It gives an understandable general introduction to both photophysical and photochemical processes of importance in organic photochemistry and will be of interest not only to chemists but to biologists and materials scientists."

-Frank Wilkinson, for Chemistry World, August 2009

"Exceptionally thorough and well written, Principles of Molecular Photochemistry will be useful to every active researcher in the field. Filled with reference material for experts, the book also gives an excellent introduction to photochemical reactivity for students."

-Malcolm Forbes, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

"Principles of Molecular Photochemistry continues to be the very best resource on photochemistry for students and experts alike. It's comprehensive, current and exceptionally well written. This book belongs on every chemist's bookshelf!"

-Jacqueline K. Barton, California Institute of Technology

"Aimed at both students and specialists, this book takes the 30-year-old best-selling text of co-author Turro as a starting point. The basic underpinnings of the subject remain but more contemporary issues such as electron spin and electronic energy transfer are also discussed."

-Nature Chemistry, April 2009


Modern Molecular Photochemistry of Organic Molecules is a comprehensive revision of Turro's classic text, Modern Molecular Photochemistry, which has been the standard of the field for three decades. For a crystal-clear introduction to organic photochemistry in pictorial terms, this book comprises all of the same introductory chapters that make up Principles of Molecular Photochemistry, but then goes on to provide additional chapters that cover the methods for determining the mechanisms of organic photoreactions, and describe comprehensively the photochemistry of the basic functional groups of organic chemistry. The text also includes special topic chapters on supramolecule organic photochemistry, the first of its kind, and the role of triplet and singlet molecular oxygen in organic photochemistry.

This text will be of interest to not only practicing photochemists and their students, but also to biological scientists, polymer scientists, material scientists and nanoscientists who use photochemistry and photophysics in their research and teaching. For adopting professors, an art CD of figures from the book is also available.

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Praise for Modern Molecular Photochemistry of Organic Molecules

"This text shows the student how the apparent complexity of organic photochemistry can be reduced to a set of simple paradigms that can be applied to all organic functional groups. The critical concepts of electronic and spin interactions are presented in pictorial terms that can be readily understood by students at the undergraduate and graduate levels."

-Andrei Kutateladze, University of Denver