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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)
Publication date 2016
Author Bochet Christian G,
Project Photons in organic synthesis
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Chimia
Volume (Issue) 70(3)
Page(s) 182 - 5
Title of proceedings Chimia
DOI 10.2533/chimia.2016.182


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.