Semiconductor Photocatalysis - Principles And Applications.pdf
Focusing on the basic principles of semiconductor photocatalysis, this book also gives a brief introduction to photochemistry, photoelectrochemistry, and homogeneous photocatalysis. In addition, the author - one of the world's leading authorities in the field - presents important practical and technical applications. A valuable, one-stop source for all chemists, material scientists, and physicists working in this area, as well as novice researchers entering (semiconductor) photocatalysis.
Horst Kisch studied chemistry at the University of Vienna, Austria, where he received his Ph.D. in 1969. From 1968 to 1984 he worked at the Max-Planck-Institute for Bioinorganic Chemistry in Mulheim a.d. Ruhr, Germany. In 1977 he completed his "habilitation" in Organic Chemistry at the University of Dortmund, Germany, and became Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 1984. He retired in 2008. His research interests were the catalytic activation of 1,2-diazenes by transition metals and physical consequences of weak charge-transfer interactions in redox active ion pair complexes. Recently he was engaged in new organic syntheses photocatalyzed by semiconductor powders and in the photofixation of dinitrogen by nanostructured thin films.
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF MOLECULAR PHOTOCHEMISTRY Nature of Molecular Excited States Primary Processes Quantum Yields Classification of Reactions --isomerization --fragmentation --addition reactions --redox reactions HOMOGENEOUS PHOTOCATALYSIS Definitions of Photocatalysis C-C and C-N Coupling Water Splitting BASIC PRINCIPLES OF SEMICONDUCTOR PHOTOCATALYSIS Nature of Semiconductor Excited States Primary Photoprocesses Quantum Yields Catalytic - Stoichiometric - Assisted Preparation and Characterization of Photocatalysts Classification of Reactions PRACTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR PHOTOCATALYSIS Bond Cleavage (Degradation Reactions) Bond Formation (Synthetic Reactions) TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS