2020 Photochemistry

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Chemistry
Instructor(s)
Ishitani Osamu  Maeda Kazuhiko 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon5-6(W932)  Thr5-6(W932)  
Group
-
Course number
CHM.B332
Credits
2
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course begins with teaching basic knowledge for studying photochemistry such as electromagnetic waves, basic laws of photochemistry, and experimental methods. The students study classification of excited states of molecules, typical photochemical reactions from each excited states, and their applications. Furthermore, this course covers excited states of metal complexes, organometallics, and semiconductors, and finally photochemical electron transfer as typical events.

Student learning outcomes

The most important aim of this course is to study properties and reactivity of excited states of organic molecules, metal complexes, organometallics, and semiconductors. The students should have a systematical understanding of why the photochemical reactions proceed based on electron distribution of the excited states of the molecules and materials. Application of the photochemical reactions and photophysical processes, which are characteristic of each excited state, should be also studied.

Keywords

photochemical reactions, photophysical processes, excited states

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

This course systematically covers from studying basic knowledge to applications.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 What is light? Basic lows of photochemistry Acquirement of basic knowledges on photochemistry
Class 2 Excited states of molecules; quantum yields; experimental methods related to photochemistry Acquirement of basic knowledges on excited states
Class 3 Classification of excited states of organic compounds Acquirement of basic knowledges on excited states of organic compounds
Class 4 Emission and its measurements Acquirement of basic knowledges on emission
Class 5 Classification of Inroganic compounds and materials Acquirement of basic knowledges on excited states of inorganic compounds
Class 6 Photochemical bond breaking reactions, CVD, photoresist Acquirement of knowledges on reactivities of σ-σ* excited states
Class 7 Photochemical isomeriztion of molecules, vision, photochromism Acquirement of knowledges on reactivities of π-π* excited states
Class 8 Review reviews of the basic knowledges on photochemistry
Class 9 Energy transfer Acquirement of knowledges on reactivities of energy transfer
Class 10 Hydrogen abstruction by excited molecules Acquirement of knowledges on reactivities of n-π* excited states
Class 11 Excited states of coordination compounds Acquirement of basic knowledges on excited states of metal complexes and organometalics Acquirement of knowledges on excited states of coordination compounds
Class 12 Photochemistry of coordination compounds Acquirement of knowledges on photochemical reactions of coordination compounds
Class 13 Semiconductor photochemistry Acquirement of knowledges on excited states and photochemical reactions of semiconductors
Class 14 Photosynthesis, photoenergy conversion, Photocatalysts, EL, solar cells Acquirement of knowledges on photosynthesis, photoenergy conversion, photofunctions of inroganic compounds

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

Handouts

Reference books, course materials, etc.

N. J. Turro, V. Ramamurthy, and J. C. Scaiano: Principles of Molecular Photochemistry -An Introduction-

Assessment criteria and methods

Examination only. A basis of evaluation is how students learned basic knowledges and theories for doing reseraches in the various fields related to photochemistry.

Related courses

  • LAS.C101 : Basic Inorganic Chemistry
  • LAS.C103 : Basic Organic Chemistry
  • LAS.C105 : Basic Quantum Chemistry

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Osamu Ishitani (ishitani[at]chem.titech.ac.jp)
Kazuhiko Maeda (maedak[at]chem.titech.ac.jp)

Office hours

Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.

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