Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Department of Chemistry


Introduction to Photochemistry: Electronically excited states, absorption and emission of light, photophysical processes, quantum yields, photoinduced electron transfer, techniques of photochemistry, factors influencing the course of photochemical reactions.

Applications of photochemistry: photoresists, photochromic compounds, photoremovable groups.

Theoretical concepts in photochemistry: Biradicals and their role in photochemistry, conical intersections, electron correlation methods, configuration interaction, multi reference configuration interaction methods

Preparative organic photochemistry: Photochemistry of ketones, norrish type reactions, Paterno-Büchi-Reaction, photochemistry of enones, singlet dioxygen, En-Reaction, cycloaddition reaction.

Modern methods of diagnostics: Time resolved spectroscopy, femtochemistry,

Biological photochemistry: Aspects of photosynthesis, photochemistry of vision, photochemistry of nucleotides.

Practical Training: Photoreaction in an analytical scale, photoreaction an a preparative scale, time resolved absorption spectroscopy, time resolved fluorescence spectroscopy, computational exercises,

M. Klessinger, J. Michl: “Excited states and photochemistry of organic molecules”, Wiley-VCH 1995
D. Wöhrle, M. W. Tausch, W.-D. Stohrer: „Photochemie“, Wiley-VCH 1998
G. v. Bünau, T. Wolff: „Photochemie“, Wiley-VCH 1987
D. L. Andrews (Ed.): „Applied laser spectroscopy”, Wiley-VCH 1992