1st Edition

Greener Synthesis of Organic Compounds

Edited By Ahindra Nag Copyright 2022
    370 Pages 361 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book provides an interdisciplinary, integrative overview of environmental problem-solving using mild reaction conditions, green reagents, waste free and energy efficient synthesis in both industry and academic world. Discussions include a broad, integrated perspective on sustainability, integrated risk, multi-scale changes and impacts taking place within ecosystems worldwide.


    • This book serves as a reference book for scientific investigators who need to do greener synthesis of organic compounds, drugs and natural products under mild reaction condition using green reagents, eco-friendly catalysts and benign reaction mediums over traditional synthetic processes which is a key driving force of scientists.
    • Greener synthesis of multiple value-added heterocycles opens up a new horizon towards the organic catalysis and for this purpose, development of natural resources acts as an effective catalyst. Using environmentally friendly reaction medium e.g. ACC, WETSA, WEBSA have been used for the synthesis of some crucial heterocyclic scaffolds such as bisenols and 2-amino-4H-pyrans, tetraketones, pyrans, and biaryls.
    • This book can also be used as a textbook for graduate and post graduate level courses for students. Furthermore, the problems with answers in book will add better understanding for students.

    Chapter 1 Green Chemistry and Green Catalysts

    Ahindra Nag and Hemidra Shekhar Maity

    Chapter 2 New greener developments in direct amidation of carboxylic acids

    Andrea Ojeda-Porras and Diego Gamba-Sánchez

    Chapter 3 Greener Methods for Halogenation of Aromatic Compounds

    PaolaAcosta-Guzmán and Diego Gamba-Sánchez

    Chapter 4 Microwave as a Greener Alternative in the Synthesis of Organic Compounds

    Paola Acosta-Guzmán

    Chapter 5 Photochemical reactions as a useful and easy to implement and scale up, new method for the synthesis of chemicals

    Angelo Albini

    Chapter 6 Bioctalysis in Green Solvents

    Margherita Miele, Laura Ielo, Vittorio Pace, Andrés R. Alcántara

    Chapter 7 Palladium-Catalyzed Suzuki–Miyaura Cross-Coupling in Continuous Flow

    Remi Nguyen, Virinder S. Parmar, and Christophe Len

    Chapter 8 Synthesis of Bioactive Heterocyclic Compounds

    Athar Ata and Samina Naz

    Chapter 9 The Use of Small Particle Catalysts in Pursuit of Green and Sustainable Chemistry

    John A Glaser

    Chapter 10 Greener Organic Transformations by Plant –Derived Water Extract Ashes

    Bipasa Halder and Ahindra Nag

    Chapter 11 The application of starch in the synthesis of N-substitutd pyrroles by a simple and green route

    K. Arabpourian and Farahnaz. K. Behbahani

    Chapter 12 Greener Synthesis of Potential Drugs

    Renata Studzińska, Renata Kołodziejska, Daria Kupczyk

    Chapter 13 Selected Green Efforts to Utilization ofCarbohydrates

    Michela I. Simone

    Chapter 14 Greener Synthesis of Natural Products

    Renata Kołodziejska, Renata Studzińska, Hanna Pawluk,Alina Woźniak

    Chapter 15 The Prelude of Green Syntheses of Drugs and Natural Products

    Leonardo Xochicale-Santana, Vidyasagar. C. C, Blanca M. Muñoz-Flores, and Víctor M. Jiménez Pérez.

    Chapter 16 Biosynthesis of Natural Products

    Athar Ata, Samina Naz and Kenneth Friesen

    Problems and Answers


    Professor Ahindra Nag, B.Tech, M.Sc ,Ph.D, FIC, DEM has got teaching experiences of thirty four years in Chemistry Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He has published one hundred research papers, ten text books and three patents. He has guided fourteen research scholars and was invited as a Visiting Professor in Rome (Italy), Academia Sinica(Taiwan) and Tennessee (USA) institutes. He is the editorial member of different international Journals and is also secretary of International Green Chemistry Society.