CH-442 / 2 crédits

Enseignant: Moser Jacques-Edouard

Langue: Anglais


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 described.

Content

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

Recommended courses

Electronic spectroscopy

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Formulate the macroscopic and quantum laws of the absorption of light by molecules and solids
  • Describe the various deactivation processes of molecular excited states
  • Characterize the kinetics of deactivation processes and their role in the photochemical reactivity
  • Quote the various types of photochemical reactions
  • Explain the basic principles of the thermodynamics and kinetics of photoinduced electron transfer
  • Describe the photochemical reactivity of ethenes and carbonyl compounds
  • Discuss the properties and reactivity of singlet oxygen and ways to prepare it
  • Express the principles of photopolymerization and polymer photodegradation and stabilization
  • Represent the mechanisms of natural photochemical processes

Teaching methods

Ex-cathedra lectures

Expected student activities

Solving of examplary problems

Assessment methods

Final oral examination

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No

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

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Photochemistry I
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Photochemistry I
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9    INM201
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     

Vendredi, 8h - 10h: Cours INM201