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

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Bochet Christian G.,
Project Photons in organic synthesis
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry
Volume (Issue) 70(3)
Page(s) 182 - 185
Title of proceedings CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry
DOI 10.2533/chimia.2016.182


The mechanism of photochem. 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 detn. 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 photochem. reactions.