[Summary of the course] This course focuses on the fundamental concepts and practical examples of organic photoreaction, including conventional organic photoreactions, photoredox catalysis, photochromic molecules, photoreactions in cavities, and solid-state photoreactions.
[Aim of the course] Light is a "green" chemical tool for organic synthesis and its importance and utility have greatly increased in modern organic chemisrty. The aim of this course is to facilitate students' understanding of a wide range of organic photoreactions and their synthetic strategies.
At the end of this course, students will be able to explain (1) conventional organic photoreactions, (2) the theory and practice of photoredox catalysis, (3) photochromic molecules, (4) photoreactions in organic and coordination cavities, and (5) solid-state photoreactions.
Photoreaction, Photoredox catalysis, Photochromic molecule, Cavity, Solid-state photoreaction
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Lectures will be given in the following order: (1) general introduction, (2) conventional organic photoreactions, (3) photoredox catalysis, (4) photochromic molecules, (5) photoreactions in cavities, and (6) solid-state photoreactions. Students' understanding will be checked by a quiz or question-and-answer in each topic.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||General introduction and conventional organic photoreactions||Explain the background and conventional organic photoreaction|
|Class 2||Photoredox catalysis (1): theory||Explain the theory of photoredox catalysis|
|Class 3||Photoredox catalysis (2): practice||Explain the practice of photoredox catalysis|
|Class 4||Photochromic molecules||Explain photochromic molecules|
|Class 5||Photoreactions in organic cavities||Explain photoreactions in organic cavities|
|Class 6||Photoreactions in coordination cavities||Explain photoreactions in coordination cavities|
|Class 7||Solid-state photoreactions||Explain solid-state photoreactions|
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.
Handouts will be distributed.
Course scores are based on quizes or question-and-answer (50%) and exams (50%).