2021 Photochemical Reactions II

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Graduate major in Chemistry
Ishitani Osamu 
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Course description and aims

This is an advanced cause of photochemical reactions. The students are required basic knowledge of photochemistry. Photochemistry, photochemical reactions, and photocatalysis of metal complexes are mainly lectured.

Student learning outcomes

The students should learn high level of knowledge of photochemistry, photochemical reactions, and photocatalysis of metal complexes.


photochemistry, photochemical reactions, photocatalysis, metal complex

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

The teacher give lectures by using prints which are distributed in the class and a whiteboard. Questions from students are welcome in the class. The teacher gives many questions to the students. The students are requested to review.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 basic photochemistry review of basic knowledges on photochemistry
Class 2 photophysical processes color of molecules, electronic transition, emission, lifetime of excited states
Class 3 excited states and photochemical reactions of metal complexes 1 MC transition, LC transition, CT transition、photochemical ligand substitution, atom abstraction
Class 4 excited states and photochemical reactions of metal complexes 2 energy transfer, electron transfer
Class 5 metal-complex photocatalysts 1 quenching process, electron transfer, redox photosensitized reactions
Class 6 metal-complex photocatalysts 2 atom transfer, hydride transfer
Class 7 New photofunctional molecules upconversion, thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF)
Class 8 examination Your basic knowledges will be examined.

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

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 30 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.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Photochemistry of metal complexes, Yoichi Sasaki, Osamu Ishitani, Sankyo-suppan

Assessment criteria and methods

Examination only.

Related courses

  • CHM.B332 : Photochemistry
  • ENR.H420 : Introduction to Photochemistry I

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

Students who wish attend this class should have basic knowledge of photochemistry. One of the classes, CHM.B332 or ENR.H420 are strongly recommended to attend before attending this class.

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