Laboratory Classes in Photochemistry
FCH-MC_FCP_PAcad. year: 2021/2022
Practical tasks on topics: The photocatalytic processes, actinometry, positive & negative photoresists, photopolymerization. Evaluation of obtained results.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The students will obtain practical knowledge of photochemical reactions of organic compounds, photocatalysis, actinometry, photoresists preparation and processing.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Šima J. a kol.: Fotochémia. Princípy a aplikácie. Bratislava 2011 (CS)
Veselý, M.: Praktikum z fotochemickéch procesů. E-learning, LMS Moodle (CS)
Suppan P.: Chemistry and Light. The Royal Society of Chemistry, 1994 Suppan: Chemistry and Light. The Royal Society of Chemistry, 1994 (EN)
Wardle B.: Principles and Application of Photochemistry. Wiley 2012 (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course uses teaching methods in form of Laboratory exercise - 4 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Graded course-unit credit
Language of instruction
1. The photocatalytic processes: photocatalytic degradation of 2,6-dichlorindophenol.
2. The photocatalytic processes: photocatalytic reduction of silver from aqueous solution.
3. The actinometry: determination of incident radiant flux using optical bench.
4. The positive photoresists: determination of right exposure condition for photopolymer printing form.
5. The positive photoresists: speed determination of conventional offset printing plate.
6. The negative photoresists: preparation of light-sensitive composition, its speed determination. Effect of concentration of light-sensitive compound.
7. The negative photoresists: preparation of light-sensitive composition, its speed determination. Effect of layer thickness.
The aim of the Laboratory classes in photochemical processes is to provide them practical training of photochemical reactions and their applications in technologies and other fields.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Attendance and activity at the laboratory classes are required. One absence can be compensated by the elaboration of substitute tasks.