Week1: General introduction to the course, activation of chemical reactions. thermal and photochemical methods, molecular
orbitals of conjugated polyenes and their symmetry properties, definition and classification of pericyclic reactions methods
of analyzing pericyclic reactions.
Week 2: Electrocyclic reactions – introduction, definition and classification, Woodward- Hoffmann rules for electrocyclic reactions,
Stereochemical aspects and modes of electrocyclic reactions, analysis of electrocyclic reactions by various methods,
examples of electrocyclic reactions.
Week 3: Electrocyclic (continued), Cycloaddition reactions, Woodward- Hoffmann rules for cycloaddition reactions, stereochemical
aspects and modes of cycloaddition reactions, analysis of cycloaddition reactions by various methods
Week 4: Examples of thermal and photochemical [2p+2p] cycloaddition reactions
Synthesis of cage type compounds using [2p+2p] cycloaddition reactions
Diels-Alder reaction and its variants and their syntic utility
Week 5: 1,3-Dipolar cycloaddition reactions, higher order cycloaddition reactions, sigmatropic rearrangements, Woodward Hoffmann rules
for sigmatropic rearrangements
Week 6: Sigmatropic rearrangements – examples, Claisen and Cope rearrangements
[2,3]-sigmatropic rearrangements and higher order rearrangements
Chelotropic reactions - introduction, definition and classification, Ene reaction.
Week 7: Organic photochemistry – introduction, definitions, importance
Electronic excitation and spin configurations – Jabolanski diagram
Energy transfer and electron transfer processes – quenching of excited states
Photochemistry of carbonyl compounds
Week 8: Photochemistry of olefins, enones and dienones, photochemistry of aromatic molecules, molecular oxygen and organic
photochemistry, supramolecular organic photochemistry.