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Organic Chemistry of Photography - Shinsaku Fujita

Organic Chemistry of Photography

Hardcover Published: 26th May 2004
ISBN: 9783540209881
Number Of Pages: 588

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In conventional color photography, spectral sensitizers cooperate with silver halide as acceptors of light during the exposure process, color developers reduce silver halide grains during the developing process, and finally the resulting oxidized developers react with couplers to form imaging dyes. Instant color photography gives us an alternative way of realizing excellent color reproduction, in which dyes changing their diffusibility play an important role. The aim of this book is to provide researchers and graduate students with a perspective on how such organic compounds work in color photography and how seemingly miraculous techniques based on organic chemistry lead to color images of high quality. The readers will acquire the philosophy and learn from hints on how to develop functionalized organic compounds.

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"This well-documented reference text offers opportunities for the scientific community to apply the database of information on photo-chemical compounds in some new products. ... All chapters are well referenced ... . I believe the text will be useful for serious photographers and students who wish to have a concise reference on most of the mechanisms and chemistry of film photographic systems. The obvious area that the volume is aimed at is for R&D professionals engaged in product development ... ." (Dr. Bert Hovelling, Chemistry in Australia, June, 2005)

The book is based on lectures given at the Kyoto Institute of Technology, and draws on the author's many years of experience in research ... . This book will serve as a good reference source for everyone whose work is concerned with the chemistry of photography ... . For teachers of organic chemistry, it is an interesting resource ... . the book should find a firm place not only in the libraries of university departments and industrial laboratories, but also in many private bookshelves." (Michael W. Tausch, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Vol. 44 (18), 2005)

Fundamentals of photographyp. 1
Photography based on silver halides : an overviewp. 3
Photographic emulsionsp. 39
Silver halide crystals : fundamental propertiesp. 59
Silver halide crystals : photo-sensitivityp. 75
Photographic development and developersp. 93
Principles of color photographyp. 103
Color reproductionp. 105
Spectral sensitization and sensitizing dyesp. 113
Chromogenic photographyp. 135
History of color developmentp. 137
Color developersp. 155
Couplersp. 163
Two-equivalent couplersp. 225
Colored couplersp. 247
DIR couplers and related compoundsp. 271
DIR hydroquinones and related compoundsp. 311
Diffusion transfer photographyp. 327
Silver-salt diffusion transfer photographyp. 329
Chemistry in instant color photographyp. 341
Dye developersp. 375
p-sulfonamidonaphthol dye releasersp. 419
o-sulfonamidophenol dye releasersp. 451
Positive-working dye releasersp. 513
Dye bleach photographyp. 539
Silver dye bleach photographyp. 541
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ISBN: 9783540209881
ISBN-10: 3540209883
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 588
Published: 26th May 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 2.26