There have been various comprehensive and stand-alone text books on the
introduction to Molecular Photochemistry available in market. A few fantastic books
to mention are: ‘Modern Molecular Photochemistry of Organic Molecules’ by N. J.
Turro et. al. and ‘Fundamentals of Photochemistry’ by K. K. Rohatgi- Mukherjee.
These books along with others give crystal clear idea on the common topics both in
pictorial and intuitive terms.
Few of us can any longer keep up with the flood of scientific literature, even
in specialized subfields. Any attempt to do more and be broadly educated
with respect to a large domain of science has the appearance of tilting at
windmills. Yet the synthesis of ideas drawn from different subjects into new,
powerful, general concepts is as valuable as ever, and the desire to remain
educated persists in all scientists.
(BQ) Part 2 book "Advanced organic chemistry (Part A: Structure and mechanisms)" has contents: Carbanions and other carbon nucleophiles, addition; condensation and substitution reactions of carbonyl compounds; aromaticity; aromatic substitution; concerted pericyclic reactions; free radical reactions; photochemistry.