Number: 2001-036-1-300 (previous 330/21/98)
Title: Glossary of terms in photocatalysis and radiation
Chairmen: V.N. Parmon
and J. R. Bolton
Members: Yu. Aristov,
D. Bahnemann, A. Cassano, L.K. Koopal, L. Palmisano, V. Ryabchuk,
E. Savinov, N. Serpone, M. Anpo, V. Augugliaro, I. Dekany, A. Emeline,
H. Kisch, M. Schiavello, and R.G. Weiss
Remarks: Joint project with the Physical and
Biophysical Chemistry Division
Completion Date: 2008 - project abandoned
This document will examine the glossary of terms used for phenomena
generalized under the very wide terms "photocatalysis" and "radiation
catalysis". A necessity is to distinguish more definitely the phenomena
of different nature related with either the combination of photochemistry
and catalysis, or radiation chemistry and catalysis. An approach
to more precise and acceptable definitions of terms in this area,
as well as definitions of some parameters used for quantitative
descriptions of these phenomena, will be given.
The document will present a glossary of terms to be used for phenomena
generalized under the very wide terms "photo-catalysis" and "radiation
catalysis". A clear distinction will be made between phenomena related
to either photochemistry and photo-catalysis or radiation chemistry
and radiation catalysis. This is imperative so that the different
phenomena can be described without ambiguity. Consistent definitions
of terms have to be presented in these areas, as well as definitions
for the most important parameters used for the quantitative description
of the phenomena 'photo-catalysis' and 'radiation catalysis'.
The document was presented to a joint meeting of the Photochemistry
Commission and the Catalysis Commission in Brisbane (July 2001).
This draft is a solid basis for creating a final document
but lacks some of the key elements to make it acceptable to the
broad community it will serve.
In Feb 2002, a Preliminary
Version prepared by V. Parmon, A.V. Emeline and N. Serpone,
was published in Int. J. of Photoenergy, Vol. 4 (Issue 3)
2002. Significant revisions are to be included before a final version
is considered acceptable.
Since August 2005, a revised version is in preparation
and is expected for later 2007.
> Of relevant interest, see also Glossary
of terms used in photochemistry, 3rd edition (IUPAC Recommendations
Pure Appl. Chem. 79(3), 293-465, 2007
August 2008 - Project abandoned
Last update: 19 September 2008