Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Photochemistry I

CH-442

Lecturer(s) :

Moser Jacques-Edouard

Language:

English

Summary

This course presents the theoretical bases of electronic spectroscopy and molecular photophysics. The principles of the reactivity of excited states of molecules and solids under irradiation are detailled. The main classes of industrial and natural photochemical processes are finally described.

Content

1. Fundamentals
Introduction - Light absorption and reflection - Radiation and molecular orbitals - Photonics of solid materials.

2. Photophysical processes
Excited states deactivation pathways - Kinetics of radiative and nonradiative processes - Excimers and exciplexes - Intermolecular electronic energy transfer - Photosensitization.

3. Photochemical reactions
Photodissociation - Multiphoton processes - Photoinduced elec-tron transfer - Pericyclic concerted reactions.

4. Organic synthetic reactions
Reactions of ethenes and aromatic compounds - Photo-chemical reactions of the carbonyl chromophore - Photo-oxygenation (singlet oxygen, superoxide anion).

5. Polymer and pigments photochemistry
Photopolymerization and cross-linking - Photodegradation and stabilization of polymers and pigments.

6. Natural photochemical processes
Light-induced atmospheric reactions - Natural photosynthesis - Mechanisms of vision.

Keywords

Electronic spectroscopy, Molecular photophysics, Photoinduced electron transfer, Organic photochemistry, Singlet oxygen, Polymer photochemistry, Natural photochemical processes

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Quantum mechanics and molecular spectroscopy

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Resources

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

All copies of the slides are availbale in pdf format on the course's web pages

Websites

Prerequisite for

CH-443 Photochemistry II

In the programs

  • Chemistry, 2017-2018, Bachelor semester 6
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Photochemistry I
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Passerelle HES - CGC, 2017-2018, Spring semester
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Photochemistry I
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14
14-15
15-16
16-17
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22
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Exercise, TP
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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German