Green chemistry, in addition to being a science, it is also a philosophy and nearly a religion. Attendance at American Chemical Society Green Chemistry & Engineering Conferences will instill such an ideal into any attendant because of the nearly universal appeal and possibilities in this novel approach to radicalizing the business of doing science and engineering.
- Green chemistry is a burgeoning field of heighted chemical consciousness that saw its inception in ~1990 through efforts spearheaded by Paul Anastas and John Warner. Indeed, the twentieth century was a magnificently fertile time for the course of human achievement that embodied the class-modified catchy jingle of DuPont: "Better living through chemistry."
- This chapter focuses our attention on the essential importance of green chemistry: the need to address in a safe and satisfactory way hazards. Hazards are ubiquitous relative to our experiences as human beings. There are not localized to mills, factories, waste dumps, and hockey arenas (please note feeble attempt at humor). As a species, we often attempt to downplay their role in governing our behavior, but no human enterprise is free of such an exemption. In this key third chapter, we begin to
- This chapter focuses our attention on the pre-eminence of alternative solvents. The topics covered include the following: Auxiliary substances, Transition state, Michael Reaction, Ball Milling ,Graft Polymerization, Supercritical Fluids We attempt to ensure that their significance to the field of green chemistry is well elucidated because of their universal nature in chemistry, biology, and engineering.
- This chapter focuses our attention on the pre-eminence of alternative reagents that supplant petroleum-derived reagents. The general GC principles covered in this chapter are 2 (low or no toxic substance synthesis), 7 (sustainable feedstocks), and 10 (biodegradability). The topics covered include: Reagents, Ion-exchange resin, combinatorial chemistry, cyclodextrins, patenteral delivery. As we indicated for the solvents, we again attempt to ensure their significance.
- This chapter focuses our attention on the greenest types of reactions relevant to this course and how and why they are germane for us. The topics covered include: Rearrangement, Resonance, Canonical structures, Yield, and Specificity. We will focus on a variety of reactions whose character is in line with the first two GC principles (prevent waste and maximize incorporation of all materials in final product).