and Biomolecular Chemistry Division
SUB -COMMITTEE ON PHOTOCHEMISTRY
Glossary of Terms Used in Photochemistry
The first edition of the Glossary of Terms Used in Photochemistry
(Glossary) prepared for publication in the Commission of
Photochemistry of the IUPAC Division of Organic Chemistry by S. E. Braslavsky
and K. N. Houk was published in 1988 [Pure Appl. Chem. 60, 1055
-1106 (1988)] and has been incorporated in the Handbook of Organic Photochemistry
and in Photochromism: Molecules and Systems.
The second edition of the Glossary prepared
by Jan Verhoeven and published in 1996 [Pure
68, 2223 -2286 (1996)] corrected some minor mistakes in the first
one and was expanded especially to incorporate terms related to (photoinduced)
electron transfer processes. Major photochemistry and photobiology journals
have since adopted the Glossary as a guideline.
This third edition incorporates revisions and enhances
the Glossary introducing terms related to molecular anisotropy,
the use of polarized ultraviolet, visible, or infrared radiation, and
non -linear optical techniques, as well as the emerging field of computation
of excited species. Some changes have been introduced in this Glossary
regarding the terms related to radiation energy to make this collection
fully compatible with internationally agreed upon terms.
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