This anthological description of the history and applications of photochemistry provides photochemistry practitioners with complementary information about the field, currently not covered in existing textbooks and handbooks. The first part focuses on the historical development of the field, including light-matter interaction, the discovery of photochemical reactions and the development of modern photochemical mechanisms. This section provides useful background to the second part which outlines applications of photochemistry in the present day, such as in synthesis, green chemistry, diagnostics, medicine and nanotechnology. Furthermore, the author provides an outlook on promising areas for future developments. The broad scope of "Photochemistry: Past, Present and Future" is also of interest to the wider chemical audience and it makes a pleasant read while not compromising on scientific rigor.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 302
Weight: 4745 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
"Supported by ample references, the book is readable, well illustrated, engaging, and important. It could be used as an attractive text for a photochemistry course ... . It is also accessible to well-motivated general readers with some background in chemistry. ... Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; informed general audiences." (A. Viste, Choice, Vol. 53 (8), April, 2016)