2001 – Orville L. Chapman

Forty-three Years of Photochemistry

The first half of the presentation will review some highlights of forty-three years studying photochemistry from 4K to 300K: unusual reaction mechanisms, strange intermediates, and weird structures. The second half of the lecture will feature unpublished research that grew from the earlier photochemical studies: novel quinoid systems with very low triplet energies, new linear acenes, and the synthesis of supercene.