Molecular Photochemistry and Catalysis

Course Information
TitleΜοριακή Φωτοχημεία και Κατάλυση / Molecular Photochemistry and Catalysis
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID40003150

Programme of Study: PPS of School of Chemistry (2014-2015)

Registered students: 8
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Inorganic Chemistry and Chemistry of Inorganic MaterialsCompulsory Course2110

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of the course, the students will be able to: - understand the basic photochemical processes of inorganic compounds - understand the role of inorganic/organometallic compounds in catalytic transformations - collect, process, and present scientific information relevant to the catalytic behavior of inorganic/organometallic compounds
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Interaction of light with matter Excited states and selection rules Ways of Decay Decay kinetics Quantum yield Photochemical reactions, photophysical measurements, fluorometer Organometallic reactions: substitution, oxidative addition and reductive elimination, insertion and elimination, nucleophilic and electrophilic addition/abstraction Catalysis Homogeneous catalysis: alkene isomerization, alkene hydrogenation, alkene hydroformylation, methanol carbonylation, alkene metathesis, Pd-catalyzed coupling reactions Heterogeneous catalysis: catalytic hydroganation, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, alkene polymerization Electrocatalysis and photocatalysis
photochemistry, photochemical reactions, organometallic reactions, homogeneous/heterogeneous catalysis
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Course Organization
Reading Assigment803.2
Written assigments803.2
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
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