Photoinduced Energy and Electron Transfer Processes

  • Paola Ceroni
  • Vincenzo Balzani
Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 78)


This chapter introduces the supramolecular photochemistry, i.e. photochemistry applied to supramolecular systems, and discusses the thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of photoinduced energy and electron transfer processes both between molecules and within supramolecular systems. In the case of electron transfer processes, Marcus theory is presented as well as quantum mechanical theory. For energy transfer processes, coulombic and exchange mechanisms are illustrated and the role of the bridge in supramolecular structures is discussed.


Excited State Electron Transfer Process Energy Transfer Process Electronic Coupling Supramolecular System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician”University of BolognaBolognaItaly

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