Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice

Paperback | January 1, 2000

byPaul Anastas, John Warner

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This book aims to introduce the reader to the design, development, and evaluation processes of new Green Chemistry methodologies. A comprehensive introductory text, it takes a broad view of the subject and integrates a wide variety of topics. Topics covered include: alternative feedstocks,environmentally benign synthetic methodologies, designing safer chemical products, new reaction conditions, alternative solvents and catalyst development, and the use of biosynthesis and biomimetic principles. The reader is introduced to the new evaluation process that encompasses the health andenvironmental impact of a synthetic pathway from choice of starting materials through to target molecule. Throughout the text, comparisons and contrasts with classical methodologies are offered as illustrative examples. This accessible text is aimed at all those involved with the design,manufacture, use and disposal of chemicals and their products - especially synthetic chemicals at the graduate and professional level, process development chemists and environmental scientists. From reviews of the hardback: 'An excellent introduction into the fast growing field and the fascinatingscience of green chemistry.... Should be consulted by anyone who wants to know about environmentally benign chemistry and, especially, by scientists who contemplate adopting its principles in their own research or teaching efforts.' Science

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This book aims to introduce the reader to the design, development, and evaluation processes of new Green Chemistry methodologies. A comprehensive introductory text, it takes a broad view of the subject and integrates a wide variety of topics. Topics covered include: alternative feedstocks,environmentally benign synthetic methodologies,...

Dr Paul T. Anastas Prof. John C. Warner Chief, Industrial Chemistry Branch Department of Chemistry U.S. Environmental Protection Agency University of Massachusetts Boston 401 M St S.W. 100 Morrissey Blvd Mail Code 7406 Boston Washington MA 02125-3393 DC 20460 US US
Format:PaperbackPublished:January 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198506988

ISBN - 13:9780198506980

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. What is Green Chemistry?3. Tools of Green Chemistry4. Principles of Green Chemistry5. Evaluating the Impacts of Chemistry6. Evaluating Feedstocks and Starting Materials7. Evaluating Reaction Types8. Evaluation of Methods to Design Safer Chemicals10. Future Trends in Green Chemistry

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' Its is an introductory text taking a broad view and intergrating a wide range of topics including synthetic methodologies, alternative solvents and catalysts, biosynthesis and alternative feedstocks. There are exercises for students and the last chapter deals with future trends' Aslib