[ 491ESYNPC2V19 ] VL Photochemistry 2

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
1,5 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Chemistry Uwe Monkowius 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Chemistry and Chemical Technology (CCT) 2021W
Objectives Selected interdisciplinary case-studies providing insight on typical characterization methods and various practical applications of modern molecular photochemistry.
Subject Overview on various deactivation processes of excited state species. Fundamental photokinetics. Excimer and exciplex formation. Intramolecular and intermolecular quenching of excited states. Fundamentals of energy transfer mechanisms. Photoinduced electron transfer and excited state proton transfer processes. Light-harvesting functionality and photosensitization of reactions.

Some practical aspects and case studies covering on demand several of the following fields: Photochemistry of Coordination Compounds; Supramolecular Photochemistry; Bioinorganic and Biomimetic Photochemistry; Photocatalysis; Solar Energy Conversion; Green Chemistry driven by Light; Molecular Photomedicine; Photopharmacology; Photobiology; Sensory Photoreceptors; Space- and Time-resolved Optical Control of Processes including Optogenetics; Photochromic Switches; Applications of Photochemical Key-Steps in Science and Technology.

Criteria for evaluation Exam (written).
Methods Lecture with combined blackboard and slide presentation.
Language English
Study material V. Balzani, P. Ceroni, A. Juris, „Photochemistry and Photophysics“ 2014.
N. J. Turro, V. Ramamurthy, J. C. Scaiano “Principles of Molecular Photochemistry – An Introduction”, University Science Books 2009.
P. Suppan “Chemistry and Light”, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1994.
Selected review literature to be announced in the course for further reading.
Changing subject? No
Further information This course will be held immediately after "Photochemistry 1" in the second half of the semester.
Corresponding lecture in collaboration with 491INCHPC1V19: VL Photochemistry 1 (1.5 ECTS) equivalent to
863ADCHPHCV10: VL Photochemistry (2.6 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment