The latest developments in photochemistry on solid surfaces, i.e. photochemistry in heterogeneous systems, including liquid crystallines, are brought together for the first time in a single volume. Distinguished photochemists from various fields have contributed to the book which covers a number of important applications: molecular photo-devices for super-memory, photochemical vapor deposition to produce thin-layered electronic semiconducting materials, sensitive optical media, the control of photochemical reactions pathways, etc. Photochemistry on solid surfaces is now a major field and this book which provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the subject will be of interest to a wide range of readers.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. Introduction (I. Tanaka). General aspects of photochemistry. Search for new basic types of photochemical reactions (K. Tokumaru et al.). 2. Photochemical Techniques to Understand Photochemical and Photophysical Features on Solid Surfaces. Fluorescence and transient absorption spectra of solid surface: development of time-resolved total internal reflection spectroscopy (H. Masuhara). Laser flash photolysis on solid surfaces (F. Wilkinson, G.P. Kelly). Excimer formation with pyrenes on silica surfaces (K.A. Zachariasse). Photophysics of acridone, N-methylacridone, acridine, and pyrene adsorbed on silica gel (S. Suzuki, T. Fujii). Heterogeneous molecular environments probed by fluorophores bonded to chemically modified silica gel: Fluorescence decay measurements under a microscope (S. Hirayama et al.). Photoacoustic and fluorescence measurements of energy transfer in adsorption layers (H.D. Breuer). 3. Specific Features of Photochemical Reactions on Solid Surfaces. Photochemistry of alkyl ketones in the adsorbed state: effects of solid surfaces upon the photolysis (M. Anpo). Decomposition of azocumene on silica surfaces (J.E. Leffler, J.J. Zupancic). Photolytic and redox mechanisms for the photodecomposition of ethanoic acid adsorbed over pure and mixed oxides (M. Schiavello et al.). ESR studies of alkyl radicals adsorbed on porous vycor glass (H.D. Gesser). Chemiluminescence properties of adsorbed biacridylidenes (K. Maeda, S. Yamada). 4. New Developments of Organic Photochemistry on Solid Surfaces. Photochemistry of dibenzyl ketone adsorbed on size/shape selective faujasite zeolites: steric effects on product distributions (N.J. Turro, Z. Zhang). Photochemistry of organic cations at charged interfaces (C.A. Backer, D.G. Whitten). Electron transfer between adsorbed dye molecules and organic crystals: model character of the adsorption system for certain aspects in photosynthesis (K. Ke


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About the editors

T. Matsuura

Affiliations and Expertise

Industrial Membrane Research Laboratory, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada

M. Anpo

Affiliations and Expertise

Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan


@qu:This book is of interest for those concerned with the role of oxidation processes in industrial applications as well as for researchers in chemistry and biochemistry, giving an exhaustive account of the recent advancements in this interdisciplinary area. @source:Anali di Chimica