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CHM 318: Photochemistry and Heterocyclic Chemistry (4)

Pre-requisites (Desirable): CHM 211 Basic Organic Chemistry

Learning Objectives:

To understand the chemical transformations achievable through use of light and how interaction between light and organic compounds generates reactive oxygen species, produces new molecules and generate light from chemical reactions.
What are the common properties of heterocyclic compounds, how they are synthesized and utilized in chemistry and biology.

Course Contents:

Photophysical processes (Jablonskii diagram, Internal conversion, Inter system crossing, Quantum yield); Bimolecular Photophysical Processes – Excimers, Exciplexes, Photoinduced Energy Transfer, Quenching etc. Photochemical reactions and processes, Chemiluminescence, Singlet oxygen and related reactions.

Nomenclature of heterocycles, structure and properties of common heterocycles, synthesis of Indoles, Quinolines, Isoquinolines, Furans, Pyrroles, Thiophenes etc., Typical reactivity of aromatic heterocycles, heterocycles with more than two heteroatoms, heterocycles in biological systems

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