1st Edition

Green Chemistry for Beginners

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ISBN 9789814316965
July 17, 2021 Forthcoming by Jenny Stanford Publishing
354 Pages 17 Color & 215 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

With escalating concerns over the current state of our planet, the realization to work toward reducing our environmental footprint is gaining momentum. Scientists have realized that green chemistry is the key to reduce waste, render healthy environment, and improve human health. The 12 principles of green chemistry are the basic tenets that require understanding at the most fundamental level and implementation for promoting sustainable synthesis. This book discusses innovations in the form of greener technologies (superior green catalysts, alternate reaction media, and green energy sources) and elaborates their tremendous potential in combating the critical global challenges on the horizon. It intends to empower and educate students to grasp the key concepts of green chemistry, think out of the box and come up with new ideas, and apply the basic concepts for greening the world. It extensively covers the goals of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development that can be successfully achieved with the aid of green chemistry and highlights cutting-edge greener technologies such as biomimicry, miniaturization, and continuous flow. Edited by two active green chemists, the book offers in-depth knowledge in this field and is extremely helpful for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students, as well as academic and industrial researchers.

Table of Contents

1. Genesis of Green Chemistry

Anju Srivastava, Reena Jain, Manavi Yadav, and Rakesh K. Sharma

2. Waste: A Misplaced Resource

Anju Srivastava, Sriparna Dutta, and Rakesh K. Sharma

3. Catalysis: A Promising Green Technology

Manavi Yadav, Radhika Gupta, Gunjan Arora, and Rakesh K. Sharma

4. Alternative Reaction Media

Radhika Gupta, Reena Jain, and Rakesh K. Sharma

5. Greening Energy Sources

Gunjan Arora, Pooja Rana, and Rakesh K. Sharma

6. Implementation of Green Chemistry: Real-World Studies

Sriparna Dutta, Manavi Yadav, and Rakesh K. Sharma

7. Green Chemistry in Education, Practice, and Teaching

Reena Jain, Anju Srivastava, and Rakesh K. Sharma

8. Green Chemistry: Vision for the Future

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Rakesh K. Sharma is a professor at the University of Delhi (DU), India, and coordinator of the Green Chemistry Network Centre at DU. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the honorary secretary of RSC London, North India Section. He is also an honorary professor at Deakin University, Australia. He has published more than 150 research papers and review articles in renowned international journals.Anju Srivastava is a professor of chemistry and principal of Hindu College, University of Delhi, India, where she has been a faculty for 23 years. She earned her master’s degree and PhD from IIT Delhi, India. She has authored five senior secondary–level books in chemistry, numerous book chapters for undergraduate courses, and e-content for postgraduate courses. She has published nearly 25 articles in renowned national and international journals and has recently co-edited a book on air pollution, published by Springer.