Chemical sciences
Study-unit Code
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Francesco Ferlin
  • Francesco Ferlin
  • 52 ore - Francesco Ferlin
Course Regulation
Coorte 2023
Learning activities
Attività formative affini o integrative
Academic discipline
Type of study-unit
Opzionale (Optional)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
The course deals with the technologies used, both in the academia and industry, to design and carry out catalytic reactions.
Reference texts
Attending students will be provided, in electronic form, with the same material used by the teacher for classroom lessons.
Educational objectives
The course provides to the student the knowledge regarding the importance of technologies in the development and execution of catalytic reactions. In particular, the course provides the acquisition of knowledge regarding the use of chemical technologies that are adopted to improve some aspects of catalysis such as:
- Selectivity
- Reactivity
- Safety
- Environmental sustainability
Knowledge of the elements of basic organic chemistry (Organic Chemistry I and II) and Catalysis is required
Teaching methods
The course includes frontal theoretical lessons, in order to facilitate the student in learning the chemical technologies for catalysis; The course also includes laboratory lessons in which students are placed in direct contact with the technologies addressed in the theoretical lessons.
In the theoretical lessons of 2 hours each, held in the classroom, the technologies and their functioning will be illustrated. Chemical problems will also be introduced to better understand the practical examples and how the adoption of technologies can influence the resolution of problems.
In the laboratory lessons, the technologies for catalysis will be used directly with particular emphasis on aspects such as flow chemistry, microwaves, ultrasounds, electrochemistry, heterogeneous catalysis, photochemistry.
Learning verification modality
The profit test includes the evaluation of written reports on laboratory activities and an oral exam, which will involve the formulation of 4-5 questions in about 40 minutes. The test is aimed at ascertaining the students' ability to evaluate how chemical technologies can be useful for solving problems of a chemical nature.
The overall assessment of the exam will take into account the following aspects: correctness and adequacy of the answers, processing capacity and conceptual connection, mastery and property of language, according to the following respective percentages: 60%, 20%, 20%.

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Extended program
The course includes frontal theoretical lessons
- Fundamentals and brief history of chemical technologies
- Chemical Technologies in academic research and connection with industry
- Chemical Technologies in industry
- Technologies for homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis
- Technologies for Flow Chemistry in organic chemistry synthesis
- Technologies for Chemistry with Microwaves and Ultrasounds
- Photochemical technologies for synthesis
- Industrial processes using technologies for catalysis
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