Thomas Hofstetter: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021
|PD Dr. Thomas Hofstetter
I. f. Biogeochemie/Schadstoffdyn.
|+41 58 765 50 76
|Environmental Systems Science
|Environmental Organic Chemistry
|K. McNeill, T. Hofstetter, M. Sander
|This course is focused on environmental transformation reactions of organic chemical contaminants. An overview of important fate processes of organic pollutants will be given, along with a discussion of the factors that determine pathways and rates of transformation reactions. Special emphasis will be given to redox transformations, photochemical reactions, and enzyme-catalyzed processes.
|The students will
- further their knowledge of important classes of environmentally relevant organic compounds
- become familiar with the tools for studying reaction mechanisms
- learn the fundamentals of environmental photochemistry
- obtain a detailed understanding of redox reactions of pollutants and biogeochemically important species
- get a survey of important enzymatic transformations
- learn to critically evaluate published data
|- Methods and tools used in the study of reaction mechanisms and kinetics
- Environmental photochemistry, including direct and indirect photolysis
- Redox properties of important environmental phases and redox reactions of organic pollutants
- Enzyme-catalyzed reactions involved in environmentally important enzymatic processes
|Materials that are needed beyond the required text will be distributed in the lecture.
|Schwarzenbach, R.P., P.M. Gschwend, and D.M. Imboden. Environmental Organic Chemistry. 3rd Ed. Wiley, New York (2016).
|Prerequisites / Notice
|Introduction to Environmental Organic Chemistry, Bachelor 5th semester, M. Sander, K. McNeill