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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Photochemistry - AP110006
Title: Photochemistry
Guaranteed by: Department of Organic Chemistry (110)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Církva Vladimír Dr. Ing.
Interchangeability : P110006
Annotation -
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This subject is focused on applying the theoretical and practical knowledge of photochemistry in practice. Students will familiarize with Introduction to photochemistry (nature of photochemistry, Jabloński diagram, excited states, basic laws and rules), with photophysical processes (radiative processes - absorption and emission, nonradiative processes), with mechanistic and experimental photochemistry (rate constants, quantum yield, technique of preparative photochemistry), with bimolecular deactivating processes (excimers, exciplexes, energy transfer, sensitization) and with the selected photochemical reactions (cycloaddition, isomerization, rearrangement, fragmentation, addition, substitution, oxidation) and with photocatalysis (basic aspects). The practical demonstrations of photochemical equipment, both in batch and flow mode, are a part of this course.
Aim of the course -
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Students will be able to:

apply basic photochemical rules and laws

lead experiments on photochemical equipment

use photochemistry and photocatalysis when designing new reactions

Literature -
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R: Klán P., Wirz J.: Photochemistry of Organic Compounds. From Concepts to Practice, 2009 John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 978-1-4051-6173-2

A: Turro N.J., Ramamurthy V., Scaiano J.C.: Principles of Molecular Photochemistry. An Introduction, 2009 University Science Books, ISBN: 978-1-891389-57-3

Learning resources -
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Materials available at e-learning portal of the subject

Monografies for various methods:

Photochemistry of Organic Compounds: From Concepts to Practice

Syllabus -
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1. Introduction to photochemistry 1 (nature of photochemistry, Jabloński diagram),

2. Introduction to photochemistry 2 (excited states, basic laws and rules)

3. Radiative photophysical processes 1 (absorption and emission, Franck-Condon principle)

4. Radiative photophysical processes 2 (fluorescence, phosphorescence, electron spectroscopy)

5. Nonradiative photophysical processes 1 (state diagram, crossing of electronic states)

6. Nonradiative photophysical processes 2 (internal conversion, intersystem crossing)

7. Mechanistic photochemistry (rate constants, quantum yield, Stern-Volmer equation)

8. Experimental photochemistry (technique of preparative photochemistry, sources of UV/Vis, filters)

9. Bimolecular deactivating processes (excimers, exciplexes, energy transfer, sensitization)

10. Photochemical reactions 1 (cycloaddition of alkenes, enones, imines and indoles)

11. Photochemical reactions 2 (isomerization on double bond, electrocyclization, rearrangements)

12. Photochemical reactions 3 (isomerization of benzene, fragmentation)

13. Photochemical reactions 4 (addition, reduction, oxidation by singlet oxygen, substitution)

14. Photocatalysis (basic aspects, application)

15. Photochemical and photocatalytic equipment in batch and flow mode

Registration requirements -
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Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

Course completion requirements -
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It is compulsory to pass written examination test with the result at least 50 %, and finally to pass successfuly the oral examination (50 %). Students can complete the exam in Czech or English.