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.
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.
Forms of Assessment
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
K331: 10 stp