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3rd Edition

Introduction to Green Chemistry

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ISBN 9780367470487
March 10, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
680 Pages 820 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Interest in green chemistry and clean processes has grown so much in recent years that topics, such as fluorous biphasic catalysis, metal organic frameworks, and process intensification, barely mentioned in the first edition, have become major areas of research. In addition, government funding has ramped up the development of fuel cells and biofuels. This reflects the evolving focus from pollution remediation to pollution prevention.

Copiously illustrated with over 800 figures, this third edition provides an update from the frontiers of the field. It also features supplementary exercises at the end of each chapter relevant to the chemical examples introduced in each chapter. Particular attention is paid to a new concluding chapter on the use of green metrics as an objective tool to demonstrate proof of synthesis plan efficiency and identifying where further improvements can be made through fully worked examples relevant to the chemical industry.

New and expanded research topics:

  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • Metrics
  • Solid acids for alkylation of isobutene by butanes
  • Carbon molecular sieves
  • Mixed micro- and mesoporous solids
  • Organocatalysis
  • Process intensification and gas phase enzymatic reactions
  • Hydrogen storage for fuel cells
  • Reactive distillation
  • Catalysts in action on an atomic scale

Updated and expanded current events topics:

  • Industry resistance to inherently safer chemistry
  • Nuclear power
  • Removal of mercury from vaccines
  • Removal of mercury and lead from primary explosives
  • Biofuels
  • Uses for surplus glycerol
  • New hard materials to reduce wear
  • Electronic waste
  • Smart growth

The book covers traditional green chemistry topics, including catalysis, benign solvents, and alternative feedstocks. It also discusses relevant but less frequently covered topics with chapters such as Chemistry of Longer Wear and Population and the Environment. This coverage highlights the importance of chemistry to everyday life and demonstrates the benefits the expanded exploitation of green chemistry can have for society.

Table of Contents

Chapter 01 Introduction

Chapter 02 Doing without Phosgene, Hydrogen Cyanide, and Formaldehyde

Chapter 03 The Chlorine Controversy

Chapter 04 Toxic Heavy-Metal Ions

Chapter 05 Solid Catalysts and Reagents for Ease of Workup

Chapter 06 Solid Acids and Bases

Chapter 07 Chemical Separations

Chapter 08 Working without Organic Solvents

Chapter 09 Biocatalysis and Biodiversity

Chapter 10 Stereochemistry

Chapter 11 Agrochemicals

Chapter 12 Materials for a Sustainable Economy

Chapter 13 Chemistry of Long Wear

Chapter 14 Chemistry of Recycling

Chapter 15 Energy and the Environment

Chapter 16 Population and the Environment

Chapter 17 Environmental Economics

Chapter 18 Greening

Chapter 19 Metrics

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John Andraos earned a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry in 1992 from the University of Toronto. His current research is broadly defined as reaction optimization and discovery including: the application of reaction metrics for analysis of organic reactions and total syntheses of organic molecules; optimization of recycling and reagent retrieval protocols; discovery of new multi-component reactions by structural combinatorial techniques; unified mathematical analysis of green metrics; molecular and topological complexity and connectivity; and graph theoretical applications to sustainability research. He is the author of 70 peer reviewed journal articles, 11 book chapters, and 4 books on green chemistry.