Photochemistry on Solid Surfaces

Photochemistry on Solid Surfaces

1st Edition - June 1, 1989

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  • Editors: T. Matsuura, M. Anpo
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080879215

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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. Kemnitz et al.). 5. New Developments of Inorganic Photochemistry on Solid Surfaces. Inorganic photochemical reactions in low temperature matrices and in the surfaces of solids (T. Tominaga). Photochemistry of metal carbonyls physisorbed on porous vycor glass (H.D. Gafney). Photochemistry of silica-adsorbed Fe(CO)5 (R.L. Jackson). Photopreparation of supported metal oxide and metal carbonyl catalysts (A. Morikawa, Y. Wada). 6. Laser Induced Photoreactions and Photo-CVD on Solid Surfaces. UV laser photodissociation of small molecules on solid surfaces (H. Sato, M. Kawasaki). CO2 laser induced surface reaction (M. Kawai). Photochemical aspects of amorphous-Si nucleation by photo-CVD (H. Hada, M. Kawasaki). 7. Topics of Photochemistry on Semiconducting Materials. Photoprocesses on fractal surfaces (A. Seri-Levy et al.). New aspects in area-selective electrode reactions on illuminated semiconductors (M. Okano et al.). Photoluminescent properties of cadmium sulfide contacted with gaseous Lewis acids and bases (G.J. Meyer et al.). Fluorescence of dye molecules adsorbed on semiconductor surfaces (A.M. Ponte Goncalves). 8. Applications of Photochemistry to Optical Media. Photostability of near-infrared absorbing organic dyes in new optical media (H. Nakazumi, T. Kitao). Photoinduced phase transition in liquid crystals (S. Tazuke, S. Kurihara). Photochemical surface reactions of polymeric systems: lithographic applications (H. Hiraoka). 9. Recent Developments of Photochemistry in Liquid Crystals and Proteins. Photoreactivity of carbonyl compounds in the solid state (Y. Ito). Ketone photochemistry as a probe of conformational mobility in nematic and smectic liquid crystals (W.J. Leigh). Absolute asymmetric synthesis via photochemical reactions of chiral crystals (J.R. Scheffer, M. Garcia-Garibay). Fluorescence quenching of pyrene as a monitor of intermolecular diffusion and intramolecular chain bending in cholesteric liquid crystalline phases(1) (M.F. Sonnenschein, R.G. Weiss). Dynamics of excited state relaxations in some proteins (F. Tanaka, N. Mataga). Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 580
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 1989
  • Published: June 1, 1989
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080879215

About the Editors

T. Matsuura

Professor Takeshi Matsuura is a senior academic with a career spanning more than 50 years and has held several distinguished posts in many countries including the USA, Canada, Japan, Germany and Singapore. Most recently he joined the University of Ottawa (1992) as the British Gas/NSERC Industrial Research Chair. He served as professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering and the director of the Industrial Membrane Research Institute (IMRI) until he retired in 2002 and was appointed as professor emeritus in 2003. He received the Research Award of International Desalination and Environmental Association in 1983. He is a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada and a member of the North American Membrane Society. He has delivered plethora of invited lectures and presentations to many of the world’s foremost scientific events and conferences. He has published over 400 papers in refereed journals, authored and co-authored 6 books and edited 8 books. A special symposium was held at the Eighth Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society to honour Prof. Matsuura (together with Dr. S. Sourirajan) for life-long contributions to membrane research and a similarly the International Conference on Membrane Science and Technology 2013 was held in his honour. In addition, he has received the George S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research and the occasion of his 75th birthday was marked with a special edition of the journal Desalination.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada

M. Anpo

Affiliations and Expertise

Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan

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