Project Details Chemical actinometry

Project No.:
Start Date:
01 May 2002
End Date:
06 January 2005
Division Name:
Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division
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Updating the document on “Chemical Actinometry” published in Pure Appl. Chem. 61(2), 187-210, 1989 and extending its coverage to solid state systems and to near-UV radiation.


The document on “Chemical Actinometry” has been very well received by the photochemical community. The original publication in 1989 has been referred to 72 times according to the WEB of Science. There is a need to extend the coverage to the solid state, expand the gas phase systems and cover in more detail the near-UV radiation region, in view of the renewed interest on research in this area, due to environmental reasons. A search of the literature from 1989 to 2000 reveals that a series of publications in the field have appeared in these areas. A critical assessment of the actinometers should also be included.


This project was presented at a postersession at the IUPAC Congress/GA July 2005

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As of June 2004, a final draft was submitted for publication.

Project completed – IUPAC Technical Report published in Pure Appl. Chem. 76(12), 2105-2146, 2004