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
About the Author
NICHOLAS J. TURRO has been the William P. Schweitzer Professor of Chemistry at Columbia University, USA, since 1964. He is the author of Modern Molecular Photochemistry, the standard text in the field, and has published over 750 research papers in established scientific journals. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. V. RAMAMURTHY is Bernaud Bauss Professor of Organic Chemistry at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. JUAN SCAIANO is Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Ottawa, Canada.