Supramolecular Photochemistry

  • Vincenzo Balzani

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 214)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Franco Scandola, Carlo Alberto Bignozzi
    Pages 121-133
  3. Morton Z. Hoffman, Dasari R. Prasad
    Pages 153-165
  4. John F. Endicott, Ronald B. Lessard, Yabin Lei, Chong Kul Ryu
    Pages 167-185
  5. N. Sabbatini, S. Perathoner, V. Balzani, B. Alpha, J.-M. Lehn
    Pages 187-206
  6. Anthony Harriman
    Pages 207-223
  7. Michael R. Wasielewski, Douglas G. Johnson, Walter A. Svec
    Pages 255-266
  8. Devens Gust, Thomas A. Moore
    Pages 267-282
  9. Thomas A. Moore, Devens Gust, Ana L. Moore, René V. Bensasson, Patrick Seta, Elisabeth Bienvenue
    Pages 283-297
  10. John S. Connolly, John K. Hurley, William L. Bell, Kenneth L. Marsh
    Pages 299-318
  11. C. A. Backer, J. R. Corvan, T. J. Dannhauser, B. R. Suddaby, K. Takagi, G. L. McLendon et al.
    Pages 371-383
  12. Marye Anne Fox, Daniel A. Chandler
    Pages 405-414
  13. N. Serpone, P. Pichat, J.-M. Herrmann, E. Pelizzetti
    Pages 415-434
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 461-469

About this book


The intellectual and utilitarian opportunities that lie at the frontiers of chemistry have been recently emphasized by the Pimentel Report. Such report recommends that in the field of chemical research priority should be given to "understanding chemical reactivity" and proposes initiatives aimed at the clarification of factors that control the rates of reaction and the development of new synthetic pathways for chemical change. In the broad field of chemical reactivity, a discipline that has grown with an extraordinary rate is photochemistry. Since the knowledge of the photochemical properties at the molecular level has made a substantial progress in the last few years, there is currently a trend to study more and more complex photochemical systems. In particular, an emerging and rapidly expanding branch of photochemistry is that concerning studies of assemblies of molecular components properly combined so as to obtain light-induced functions (supramolecular photochemistry). Although much of the current work in supramolecular photochemistry is fundamental in nature, it is clear that progress in this field will be most rewarding for several applications concerning the interaction of light with matter. In particular, it will allow us to pursue research aimed at the photochemical conversion of solar energy by means of artificial systems and to make progress towards futuristic branches of science called "photonics" (photo-generated electron migration processes on a molecular basis) and "chemionics" (design of components, circuitry, and information treatment at the molecular level).


catalysis colloid metals photochemistry polymer structure supramolecular chemistry synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincenzo Balzani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician”University of Bologna and Institute of FRAE-CNRBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8265-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3979-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
  • Buy this book on publisher's site