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ORGANIC PHOTOCHEMISTRY

CODE 104070
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
CREDITS 3 credits during the 1st year of 9017 Materials Science and Engineering (LM-53) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/06
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Materials Science and Engineering)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

the course aims at illustrating how light can interact with organic molecules, what the possible outcomes are and how these can be exploited by organic chemists.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

the course aims at illustrating how light can interact with organic molecules, what the possible outcomes are and how these can be exploited by organic chemists. Specifically, the course will illustrate a) the difference between a photoinduced and a photocatalyzed process; b) the different light sources; c) the batch and flow approaches; d) the industrial applications

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course gives an introduction to the basic principles of the interaction between light and matter. Emphasis will be given to organic molecule transformations, through photoinduced reactions and through the use of photocatalysts. Practical and technical aspects on the set-up of a photochemical reaction in batch and under flow conditions will be also discussed. The aims of the course will be fulfilled through "traditional" lectures and innovative approaches, including the use of databases for literature searching, flipped classroom, interactive activities (i.e. visit to a photochemistry lab).

Course objectives: at the end of this course the students will understand how light can interact with organic molecules and what the possible outcomes are. The students will be able to:

- distinguish between a photoinduced reaction and a photocatalyzed process

- understand pros and cons of the use of various light sources

- design a photochemical process both in batch and under flow conditions

- critically analyze a scientific report

Methodologies: traditional lectures and innovative approaches, including:

- the use of databases for literature searching

- flipped classroom

- interactive activities

PREREQUISITES

Basic knowledge of organic chemistry reactivity

TEACHING METHODS

Traditional lectures: 10 hours

Innovative approaches: 14 hours

divided as follow:

Interactive literature search: 4 hours

Practical activities: 2 hours

Flipped Classroom: 8 hours

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Interaction of light and matter: general aspects, photophysics and photochemistry

Photochemistry: hystorical background

Photoinduced vs. photocatalyzed reactions

Photoredox reactions and photocatalysts

Light sources

Photochemistry in batch and under continuous flow conditions

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANDREA BASSO (President)

LISA MONI

PAOLA RIANI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Traditional lectures: 10 hours

Innovative approaches: 14 hours

divided as follow:

Interactive literature search: 4 hours

Practical activities: 2 hours

Flipped Classroom: 8 hours

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam will consist of two parts:

A) bibliographic search and literature presentation

B) oral examination

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The final mark will be divided as follows.

Literature search and literature presentation 30%

Oral examination 70%

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
09/06/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale
25/06/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale
22/07/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale
16/09/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale