Introduction to Green Chemistry (Hardcover)

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Introduction to Green Chemistry (Hardcover)


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Interest in green chemistry and clean processes has grown so much in recent years that topics such as fluorous biphasic catalysis, metal organic frameworks, and process intensification, which were barely mentioned in the First Edition, have become major areas of research. In addition, government funding has ramped up the development of fuel cells and biofuels. This reflects the evolving focus from pollution remediation to pollution prevention.

Copiously illustrated with more than 800 figures, the Third Edition provides an update from the frontiers of the field. It features supplementary exercises at the end of each chapter relevant to the chemical examples introduced in each chapter. Particular attention is paid to a new concluding chapter on the use of green metrics as an objective tool to demonstrate proof of synthesis plan efficiency and to identify where further improvements can be made through fully worked examples relevant to the chemical industry.


Metal-organic frameworks


Solid acids for alkylation of isobutene by butanes

Carbon molecular sieves

Mixed micro- and mesoporous solids


Process intensification and gas phase enzymatic reactions

Hydrogen storage for fuel cells

Reactive distillation

Catalysts in action on an atomic scale


Industry resistance to inherently safer chemistry

Nuclear power

Removal of mercury from vaccines

Removal of mercury and lead from primary explosives


Uses for surplus glycerol

New hard materials to reduce wear

Electronic waste

Smart growth

The book covers traditional green chemistry topics, including catalysis, benign solvents, and alternative feedstocks. It also discusses relevant but less frequently covered topics with chapters such as "Chemistry of Long Wear" and "Population and the Environment." This coverage highlights the importance of chemistry to everyday life and demonstrates the benefits the expanded exploitation of green chemistry can have for society.

John Andraos earned a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry in 1992 from the University of Toronto. His current research is broadly defined as reaction optimization and discovery including: the application of reaction metrics for analysis of organic reactions and total syntheses of organic molecules; optimization of recycling and reagent retrieval protocols; discovery of new multi-component reactions by structural combinatorial techniques; unified mathematical analysis of green metrics; molecular and topological complexity and connectivity; and graph theoretical applications to sustainability research. He is the author of 70 peer reviewed journal articles, 11 book chapters, and 4 books on green chemistry.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032199429
ISBN-10: 1032199423
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: March 10th, 2022
Pages: 624
Language: English