Probing Mechanisms of Photochemical Reactions: How to Teach a Young Dog Old Tricks

Authors

  • Christian G. Bochet Department of Chemistry, University of Fribourg Ch. du Musée 9, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland. christian.bochet@unifr.ch

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2016.182

Keywords:

Isotope effect, Mechanisms, Photochemistry, Quantum yield, Triplet reaction

Abstract

The mechanism of photochemical reactions can be difficult to study because of the very short-lived intermediates involved. State-of-the art ultrafast spectroscopic tools can be used to probe these processes, but we will show in this account that old-fashioned techniques, such as the determination of quantum yields, the measurement of isotope effects or the use of triplet quenchers and sensitizers still can give a significant insight into the mechanism of photochemical reactions.

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Published

2016-03-30

How to Cite

[1]
C. G. Bochet, Chimia 2016, 70, 182, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2016.182.

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Scientific Articles