Controlling photochemical reactions via confinement: Zeolites

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Zeolites, aluminosilicates, with well-defined internal architecture containing cavities, channels or cages, can accommodate a large number of organic guest molecules. Internal structure of zeolites is studded with cations, the counter-ions of the anionic framework. The internal constrained structure and the cations serve as handles for chemists to control the behaviour of guest molecules included within zeolites. Photochemical reactions carried out in zeolite are highlighted in this review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-166
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemistry Reviews
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 29 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Asymmetric induction
  • Heavy atom effect
  • Light atom effect
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Zeolites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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