Physical-Organic Photochemistry. II. n → π* Excitations

  • David Phillips
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 25)


Transitions involving non-bonding electrons promoted to π* antibonding orbitals are most frequently encountered in carbonyl compounds and nitrogen containing systems.


Formaldehyde Acetone Hydroxyl Hydrocarbon Phenyl 


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Suggested Further Reading

  1. “Excited States in Organic Chemistry”, J.A. Barltrop and J.D. Coyle, Wiley(Interscience), London, 1975.Google Scholar
  2. Chemical Society Specialist Periodical Reports “Photochemistry”, Senior Reporter, D. Bryce-Smith, Volumes 1–9, 1969-1978.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Phillips
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  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, The UniversityUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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