Special Issue "New Trends in Photochemistry"

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A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Axel G. Griesbeck
Department of Chemistry, University of Cologne, Greinstr. 4, D-50939 Koeln, Germany
Website: http://www.oc.uni-koeln.de/griesbeck/englisch1.htm
E-Mail: griesbeck@uni-koeln.de
Interests: photooxygenation of organic compounds; photocycloaddition reactions; photodecarboxylation; photoisomerization; photoinduced electron transfer; photochemical macrocyclization reactions; new photochemical reactors and technologies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Photochemical reactions are versatile processes for inorganic and organic syntheses. Synthesis using light as reagent and producing complex molecules from simple starting materials is exemplary realized in natural photosynthesis. Mankind still struggles for an efficient molecular system that mimics the natural process. In order to harvest light energy and to transform it into chemical energy, photochemical reactions have to be studied and optimized for synthetic applications. In recent years, photocatalysis has regained momentum because it combines the well established concepts of metalcatalysis and organocatalysis with the ideas of photoinduced electron transfer.  Altogether, photo redox catalysis will be one of the major topics in modern photochemistry of the next decades. Nonetheless, also traditional photochemical reactions such as photocycloadditions and -cyclizations,
photochemical rearrangements, photoreductions, photooxidations and -oxygenations, photoinduced group transfer reactions and applications of photoremovable protecting groups, photochromic systems or photodegradation processes have to be studied and develop in the future
in order to satisfy the needs for a more sustainable synthetic chemistry.

This special issue of Molecules welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts covering all aspects of photochemical reactions including their design, product assessment, methodology development and applications.

Prof. Dr. Axel G. Griesbeck
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • photocycloadditions
  • photochemical rearrangements
  • photoreduction
  • photooxidation
  • photooxygenation
  • photocatalysis
  • photochemical electron transfer
  • photoredox catalysis

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p. 5648-5668
by , , , ,  and
Molecules 2013, 18(5), 5648-5668; doi:10.3390/molecules18055648
Received: 21 January 2013; in revised form: 26 April 2013 / Accepted: 9 May 2013 / Published: 15 May 2013
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p. 5091-5103
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Molecules 2013, 18(5), 5091-5103; doi:10.3390/molecules18055091
Received: 5 February 2013; in revised form: 18 April 2013 / Accepted: 19 April 2013 / Published: 2 May 2013
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p. 4091-4119
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Molecules 2013, 18(4), 4091-4119; doi:10.3390/molecules18044091
Received: 23 January 2013; in revised form: 15 March 2013 / Accepted: 27 March 2013 / Published: 5 April 2013
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p. 2942-2966
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Molecules 2013, 18(3), 2942-2966; doi:10.3390/molecules18032942
Received: 28 December 2012; in revised form: 5 February 2013 / Accepted: 6 February 2013 / Published: 4 March 2013
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p. 2712-2725
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Molecules 2013, 18(3), 2712-2725; doi:10.3390/molecules18032712
Received: 25 January 2013; in revised form: 19 February 2013 / Accepted: 21 February 2013 / Published: 28 February 2013
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p. 1314-1324
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Molecules 2013, 18(1), 1314-1324; doi:10.3390/molecules18011314
Received: 20 December 2012; in revised form: 9 January 2013 / Accepted: 15 January 2013 / Published: 21 January 2013
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