Reduction reactions induced by light. Common processes are: 1, addition of one or
more electrons to a photoexcited species; 2, the photochemical hydrogenation of a
substance. Reactions in which the substrate is not electronically excited are sometimes
called photoinitiated reductions.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2223
(Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996))
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