Welcome to Moderm Molecular Photochemistry
Chemistry G8348x 1999 Modern Molecular Organic Photochemistry
Office: 766 Chandler
Office Hours: TBA
The course will involve a discussion of modern molecular organic photochemistry
with emphasis on mechanisms. Useful texts and references:
The first several lectures will
discuss the Fundamental Principles of Photochemistry, material from Chapters
1, 2 and 3 of MMP. in particular, the fundamental paradigms of how light
is absorbed by molecules and the photochemical and photophysical mechanisms
by which molecules dispose of the excess energy acquired by light absorption
will be reviewed. Some quantitative examples of the photophysical radiative
and radiationless processes (Chapters 5 and 6) will be reviewed. The goal
of these lectures will be the generation of paradigms for understanding
rates and efficiencies of radiationless and radiative processes.
N. J. Turro, "Modern Molecular Photochemistry" (MMP), University Press,
Menlo Park, CA, 1978.
A. Gilbert and J. Baggott, "Essentials of Molecular Photochemistry," CRC
Press, London, UK, 1991.
J. Mattay and A. Griesbeck, eds., "Photochemical Key Steps in Organic Synthesis",
VCH, New York, 1994.
J. D. Coyle, ed., "Photochemistry in Organic Synthesis", Royal society
of Chemistry, London, 1986.
W. H. Horspool, ed., "Synthetic Organic Photochemistry", Plenum, New York,
Bryce-Smith, et. al, eds. Specialist Reports of the Chemical Society: D.
Photochemistry (Annual reports on all of photochemistry since 1969).
I. Ninomiya and T. Naito, eds., "Photochemical Synthesis", Academic Press,
J. C. Scaiano, ed., "CRC Handbook of Organic Photochemistry", vol. 1 and
2, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 1989.
Following lectures will discuss
(1) electronic energy transfer (Chapter 9) and the two basic mechanisms
of energy transfer (electron exchange and dipole-dipole mechanisms); (2)
the paradigms for determining photochemical mechanisms (Chapter 8); (3)
theory of the fundamental photochemical primary processes (Chapter 7);
(4) examples of each of the important photochemical primary processes and
synthetic applications of photochemical reactions (Chapters 10-13).