Chapter 3. Techniques and Methods

  1. Petr Klán1 and
  2. Jakob Wirz2

Published Online: 17 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300017.ch3

Photochemistry of Organic Compounds: From Concepts to Practice

Photochemistry of Organic Compounds: From Concepts to Practice

How to Cite

Klán, P. and Wirz, J. (2009) Techniques and Methods, in Photochemistry of Organic Compounds: From Concepts to Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300017.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190886

Online ISBN: 9781444300017



  • light sources, filters and detectors;
  • UV–VIS light for continuous irradiation in laboratory experiments;
  • Heisenberg's uncertainty principle;
  • head-on photomultiplier tube;
  • organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs);
  • preparative irradiation;
  • UV–VIS absorption spectra - electronic spectra;
  • steady-state emission spectra and their correction;
  • time-resolved luminescence;
  • time-resolved IR and Raman spectroscopy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Light sources, filters and detectors

  • Preparative irradiation

  • Absorption spectra

  • Steady-state emission spectra and their correction

  • Time-resolved luminescence

  • Absorption and emission spectroscopy with polarized light

  • Flash photolysis

  • Time-resolved IR and Raman spectroscopy

  • Quantum yields

  • Low-temperature studies; matrix isolation

  • Photoacoustic calorimetry

  • Two-photon absorption spectroscopy

  • Single-molecule spectroscopy

  • Problems