Postgraduate course


  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeKJEM331
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

Teaching semester

Spring (irregular). The course runs only if enough students enrol.

Objectives and Content

The theoretical foundation for photochemistry is outlined and discussed on the basis of the nature of relevant chemical bonds and the properties of light. The most important photochemical reactions are reviewed and discussed with particular emphasis on mechanistic aspects and synthetic applications. Special attention will be paid to the importance of steric and conformational factors for the chemical outcome.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course KJEM331 the student will be able to:

  • explain what happens when organic molecules are excited by irradiation.
  • discuss the most important photochemical reactions for organic compounds.
  • outline the main mechanistic aspects for the most important photochemical transformations.
  • describe reactors and other equipment used to perform photochemical reactions.
  • use relevant concepts and terminology in a correct fashion.

Required Previous Knowledge

Knowledge of organic chemistry.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

KJEM110, KJEM130. KJEM231 is an advantage

Forms of Assessment

Oral exam

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Subject Overlap

K331: 10 stp