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1st Edition

Greener Synthesis of Organic Compounds

Edited By

Ahindra Nag

ISBN 9780367544034
Published May 31, 2022 by CRC Press
370 Pages 361 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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.