1st Edition

Green Chemistry for Beginners

Edited By Anju Srivastava, Rakesh K. Sharma Copyright 2022
    354 Pages 17 Color & 215 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    354 Pages 17 Color & 215 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    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, rendering healthy environment, and improving human health. The 12 principles of green chemistry are the basic tenets that require understanding at the most fundamental level and implementation to 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 in greening the world. It extensively covers the goals of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development, which can be successfully achieved with the aid of green chemistry. It also highlights cutting-edge greener technologies such as biomimicry, miniaturization, and continuous flow. Edited by two active green chemists, the book presents in-depth knowledge of this field and is extremely helpful for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate readers, as well as academic and industrial researchers.

    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


    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. He has also written and edited books on green chemistry, published by RSC and World Scientific.

    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.