1st Edition

Green Organic Chemistry and its Interdisciplinary Applications

By Vera M. Kolb Copyright 2016
    193 Pages
    by CRC Press

    194 Pages 74 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Green Organic Chemistry and Its Interdisciplinary Applications covers key developments in green chemistry and demonstrates to students that the developments were most often the result of innovative thinking. Using a set of selected experiments, all of which have been performed in the laboratory with undergraduate students, it demonstrates how to optimize and develop green experiments.

    The book dedicates each chapter to individual applications, such as

    • Engineering

    • The chemical industry

    • The pharmaceutical industry

    • Analytical chemistry

    • Environmental chemistry

    Each chapter also poses questions at the end, with the answers included.

    By focusing on both the interdisciplinary applications of green chemistry and the innovative thinking that has produced new developments in the field, this book manages to present two key messages in a manner where they reinforce each other. It provides a single and concise reference for chemists, instructors, and students for learning about green organic chemistry and its great and ever-expanding number of applications.

    Introduction to Green Chemistry. Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry. Innovative Aspects of Green Chemistry. Green Organic Reactions "on Water." Green Organic Reactions in Superheated Water. Green "Solventless" Organic Reactions. Green Organic Reactions in the Solid State. Applications of Green Chemistry Principles in Engineering. Chemical Industry and Its Greening. Applications of Green Chemistry Principles in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Applications of Green Chemistry Principles in Analytical Chemistry. Application of Green Chemistry Principles in Environmental Chemistry. Greening Undergraduate Organic Laboratory Experiments.


    Vera M. Kolb received a chemical engineering degree and an MS in chemistry from Belgrade University, and her PhD from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is currently a professor of chemistry and the director of the Center for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Parkside. She had two sabbatical leaves, one at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the other at Northwestern University. She has over 150 publications, including two books and three patents, on range of subjects that includes organic reactions and mechanisms, morphine-type opiates and their receptors, estrogens, nucleosides, teratogens, organic reactions in water and in the solid state, chemistry under prebiotic conditions, astrobiology, and chemical education. In 2002 she was inducted in the Southeastern Wisconsin Educators’ Hall of Fame, and in 2013 she received the Phi Delta Kappa Outstanding Educator Award.