Albini Angelo

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Angelo Albini


Template:Digital clock and date (b. 1946) currently retired Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Pavia, Italy, where he spent much of his career, after postdoctoring in Germany, Canada, Danemark. Active in photochemistry, from synthetic to medicinal applications, he is the (co)author of several books, reviews and research articles on such topics, including the RSC yearly volume on Photochemistry.

Photochemistry: Past, Present and Future

by Albini, Angelo, Springer, 2016.

This anthological description of the history and applications of photochemistry provides photochemistry practitioners with complementary information about the field, currently not covered in existing textbooks and handbooks. The first part focuses on the historical development of the field, including light-matter interaction, the discovery of photochemical reactions and the development of modern photochemical mechanisms. This section provides useful background to the second part which outlines applications of photochemistry in the present day, such as in synthesis, green chemistry, diagnostics, medicine and nanotechnology. Furthermore, the author provides an outlook on promising areas for future developments. The broad scope of “Photochemistry: Past, Present and Future” is also of interest to the wider chemical audience and it makes a pleasant read while not compromising on scientific rigor.