Project Details Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (3rd version)

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Start Date:
01 October 2002
End Date:
09 April 2007
Division Name:
Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division
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Updating and expanding the “Glossary of Terms used in Photochemistry” published in Pure Appl. Chem.1996, 68, 2223.


The “Glossary of Terms used in Photochemistry” as published in 1996 (which already included ca. 500 terms) needs updating since errors have been detected with respect to definitions in the Green Book “Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry”, published by the Physical Chemistry Division. In addition, terms related to the use of polarized light in photoinduced reactions should be included. By their very nature Glossaries need frequent updating to keep abreast of new terms and procedures arising from technological developments.


Project announcement published in Chem. Int. 25(1) 2003

A manuscript is being prepared for publication in Pure Appl. Chem. A final document is submitted to public review comments until 31 March 2006.
> see provisional recommendations

Nov 2006: A revised document was finalized and submittedfor publication in Pure Appl. Chem.
> See draft [pdffile – 1.64MB]

Project completed – IUPAC Recommendations publishedin Pure Appl. Chem.79(3), 293-465, 2007 (