A historical perspective on the development of early semi-quantitative and quantitative methods in organic photochemistry written by one of the founders of modern theoretical and experimental photochemistryThe most up-to-date summary of SOC computations for various organic diradicals and triplet species with listings of all the actual computed values Key concepts and computational methods designed to describe adiabatic and non-adiabatic behavior of excited speciesA vast dataset of experimental and computational results pertaining to nitrenes, including various alkyl-, vinyl-, aryl- and acylnitrenesA comprehensive chapter on the use of semiempirical methods for the prediction of photochemical reactivity-detailing every issue pertaining to the computation of energies and geometries of excited statesA review by the creator of Natural Bond Orbital analysis, summarizing its applications in the excited states of organic molecules and promoting further utilization of this method in the results interpretation of excited state computationsA thought-provoking review of computational methodologies developed to better understand and predict reactivity of excited species in constrained environmentsAbout the Editor: ANDREI KUTATELADZE is Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Denver, Colorado. His scientific research focuses on experimental and theoretical organic photochemistry and applied photobiology. The author of numerous professional papers, he is the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award (2004) from the University of Denver, Colorado. He received the M.S. (1983) and Ph.D. (1986) degrees from Moscow State University, Russia. Addressing critical aspects of computational modeling in photochemistry, Molecular Methods in Photochemistry is designed to familiarize researchers and practitioners with state-of-the-art computational methods to predict the reactivity of excited molecules. It provides practical guidelines and examples for the modeling of excited states and describes some of the latest approaches in the computational modeling of photochemistry in solutions and constrained media.Presents research from experts in the top tiers of computational chemistry and photochemistry including chapters by recognized specialists such as Howard Zimmerman, Josef Michl, Matthew Platz, Nina Gritsan, Weston Borden, Mike Robb, Michael Bearpark, Maccimo Olivucci, Martin Klessinger, Frank Weinhold, Todd Martinez, and others.While the issue of excited states is discussed in specialized computational series, these books address issues of organic photochemistry sparsely. There has been, until now, no volume specifically devoted to the computational methods in photochemistry with an emphasis on organic photochemistry.