1st Edition

Green Chemistry in 21st Century and Beyond

By V.K. Ahluwalia, Sunita Dhingra Copyright 2025
    636 Pages
    by CRC Press

    With an emphasis on minimizing the use and generation of hazardous substances, Green Chemistry is a significant branch of Chemical Engineering. This book details the fundamentals associated with this field of study and focuses on designing products through renewable starting materials, recyclable chemicals, and benign synthesis. The use of green solvents, organic transformations, catalysts, and electrochemical synthesis are also discussed.

    The subject matter of this book also includes:

    • Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry
    • Baylis-Hillman Reaction
    • Perfluorinated Catalysts
    • Microwave assisted Organic Transformations in Water
    • Reformatsky Reaction

    This book is aimed at Engineering students, chemists working in the R&D sector, and undergraduate and postgraduate scholars.

    Print edition not for sale in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan or Bhutan)


    1. Introduction to Green Chemistry

    2. Organic Transformations in Water

    3. Transformations in Ionic Liquids

    4. Transformations in Super Critical Carbon Dioxide

    5. Transformations in Polyethylene Glycol and its Solutions

    6. Transformations in Fluorous Solvents

    7. Miscellaneous Green Solvents

    8. Solvent-free Organic Transformations

    9. Microwave Assisted Organic Transformations

    10. Ultrasound Assisted Organic Transformations

    11. Photochemical Organic Transformations

    12. Organic Transformations using Phase Transfer Catalysts

    13. Biocatalytic Transformations

    14. Organic Transformations using Supported Catalysts

    15. Organic Transformations using Green Reagents

    16. Organic Transformations using Renewable Starting Materials

    17. Electrochemical Synthesis

    18. Pharmaceutical Industry: Now and Then

    19. Polymers

    20. Agrochemicals




    V.K. Ahluwalia is retired Professor at Department of Chemistry University of Delhi, India. He is also Visiting Professor at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Center for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi, India.

    Sunita Dhingra is retired Associate Professor at Department of Chemistry, Miranda House, University of Delhi, India.