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.
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.
photochemical reactions, photophysical processes, excited states
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course systematically covers from studying basic knowledge to applications.
|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|
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.
N. J. Turro, V. Ramamurthy, and J. C. Scaiano: Principles of Molecular Photochemistry -An Introduction-
Examination only. A basis of evaluation is how students learned basic knowledges and theories for doing reseraches in the various fields related to photochemistry.
Osamu Ishitani (ishitani[at]chem.titech.ac.jp)
Kazuhiko Maeda (maedak[at]chem.titech.ac.jp)
Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.