CH 582 : Inorganic Photochemistry


Introduction to inorganic photochemistry. Photochemical  laws and photochemical kinetics. Photophysical processes.  The electronic absorption spectra of inorganic compounds.  Characteristics of the electronically excited states of  inorganic compounds. Photoelectochemistry of excicted state  redox reactions. Photosensitization. Photochemical reactions; substitution, decomposition and fragmentation, rearrangement, and redox reactions. Selective inorganic photochemistry using laser beams. Inorganic photochemistry in  biological processes and their model studies.

Text References

  1. G. L.Geoffrey and M. S. Wrighton, Organometallic Photochemistry, Academic Press, 1979.
  2. K. K. Rohatagi-Mukherjee, Fundamentals of Photochemistry, Wiley Eastern, 1978.
  3. M. S. Wrighton, Inorganic and Organometallic Photochemistry, ACS Pub.,1978.
  4. V. Balzani and V. Carasiti, Photochemistry of Co-ordination compounds, Academic Press, 1970.