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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Photochemistry - D110009
Title: Fotochemie
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: 0/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
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.
Is interchangeable with: AP110006, P110006
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Cibulka Radek prof. Ing. Ph.D. (03.04.2014)
Introduction to photochemistry (nature of photochemistry, Jabloński diagram, excited states, basic laws and rules), photophysical processes (radiative processes - absorption and emission, nonradiative processes), mechanistic and experimental photochemistry (rate constants, quantum yield, technique of preparative photochemistry), bimolecular deactivating processes (excimers, exciplexes, energy transfer, sensitization), photochemical reactions (cycloaddition, isomerization, rearrangement, fragmentation, addition, substitution, oxidation), photocatalysis (basic aspects).
Aim of the course -
Last update: Cibulka Radek prof. Ing. Ph.D. (03.04.2014)

Students will be able to:

understand utilization of photochemistry in reactions

apply basic photochemical rules and laws

do experiments on photochemical equipment

Literature -
Last update: Cibulka Radek prof. Ing. Ph.D. (04.05.2014)

R: Klán, P.; Wirz, J.: Photochemistry of Organic Compounds - from Concepts to Practice, 2009, Wiley.

Learning resources -
Last update: Cibulka Radek prof. Ing. Ph.D. (03.04.2014)

Syllabus -
Last update: Cibulka Radek prof. Ing. Ph.D. (03.04.2014)

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)

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Cibulka Radek prof. Ing. Ph.D. (04.05.2014)

It is compulsory to pass written examination test with the result at least 50%, and finally to pass successfuly the oral examination.

Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 75
Oral examination 25