Light induced reactions in cryogenic matrices (highlights 2017–2018)
This chapter highlights research on light induced reactions taking place in cryogenic matrices that has been reported during 2017 and 2018. Ultraviolet/visible or infrared triggered conformational isomerizations, tautomerizations, and other types of structural isomerizations are discussed. Light-initiated fragmentation reactions taking place in cryomatrices, with emphasis given to reactive intermediates, are also considered. The studies herein underlined are examples of recent applications of the matrix isolation technique in these fields of research.