Molecular Reaction Dynamics


Molecular reaction dynamics is the study of chemical and physical transformations of matter at the molecular level. The understanding of how chemical reactions occur and how to control them is fundamental to chemists and interdisciplinary areas such as materials and nanoscience, rational drug design, environmental and astrochemistry. This book provides a thorough foundation to this area. The first half is introductory, detailing experimental techniques for initiating and probing reaction dynamics and the essential insights that have been gained. The second part explores key areas including photoselective chemistry, stereochemistry, chemical reactions in real time and chemical reaction dynamics in solutions and interfaces. Typical of the new challenges are molecular machines, enzyme action and molecular control. With problem sets included, this book is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as being supplementary to chemical kinetics, physical chemistry, biophysics and materials science courses, and as a primer for practising scientists.
  • Cambridge University Press; June 2009
  • ISBN 9780511079290
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Molecular Reaction Dynamics
  • Author: Raphael D. Levine
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

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'… an excellent introduction to modern chemical reaction dynamics … throughout there is a nice balance of experimental and theoretical viewpoints … this is a book that should be on every chemical dynamicist's bookshelf, and one that I will certainly recommend to my students.' Chemistry World