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Introduction to Green Chemistry

2nd Edition

By Albert Matlack, Albert Matlack

CRC Press

600 pages | 795 B/W Illus.

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In the nearly 10 years since the publication of the bestselling first edition of Introduction to Green Chemistry, interest in green chemistry and clean processes has grown so much 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. It reflects the evolving focus from pollution remediation to pollution prevention. Copiously illustrated with over 800 figures, this second edition provides an update from the frontiers of the field.

New and expanded research topics:

  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • 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

Introduction

General Background

Toxicity of Chemicals in the Environment

Accidents with Chemicals

Waste and Minimization

Conclusions

Summary of Some Important Points

References

Recommended Reading

Exercises

Doing without Phosgene, Hydrogen Cyanide, and Formaldehyde

Introduction

Preparation of Isocyanates

Polycarbonates

Summary and Conclusions

References

Recommended Reading

Exercises

The Chlorine Controversy

The Problem

Toxicity of Chlorine Compounds

Estrogen Mimics

Bleaching Paper

Disinfecting Water

Chlorofluorocarbons and Ozone Depletion

Chlorinated Solvents

Syntheses Where Chlorine is not in the Final Product

Summary and Conclusions

References

Recommended reading

Exercises

Toxic Heavy Metal Ions

The Problem

End-of-the-Pipe Treatments

Biocides

Catalysts for Reactions Other than Oxidation

Dyes and Pigments

Electrical Uses

Leather

Metal Finishing

Oxidation

Miscellaneous

References

Recommended Reading

Exercises

Solid Catalyst and Reagents for Ease of Workup

Introduction

The Use of Inorganic Supports

Ion Exchange Resins

Combinatorial Chemistry

Other Uses of Supported Reagents

Cyclodextrins

References

Recommended Reading

Exercises

Solid Acids and Bases

Introduction

Polymeric Sulfonic Acids

Polymer-Supported Lewis Acids

Sulfated Zirconia

Supported Metal Oxides

Rare Earth Triflates

Solid Bases

Zeolites and Related Materials

Metal Organic Frameworks

Clays

Heteropolyacids

References

Recommended reading

Exercises

Chemical Separations

The General Picture

Inclusion Compounds

Separation of Ions

Membrane Separations

References

Recommended Reading

Exercises

Working Without Organic Solvents

Advantages and Disadvantages of Solvents

Working without Solvents

Process Intensification

Carbon Dioxide as a Solvent

Water as a Solvent

Ionic Liquids

Surfactants and Cleaning

Coatings

References

Recommended Reading

Exercises

Biocatalysis and Biodiversity

Biocatalysis

Biodiversity

References

Recommended Reading

Exercises

Stereochemistry

The Importance of Optical Isomers

The Chiral Pool

Resolution of Racemic Mixtures

Asymmetric Synthesis

References

Recommended Reading

Exercises

Agrochemicals

The Nature and Use of Agrochemicals

Problems with Agrochemicals

Alternative Agriculture

Lawns

Genetic Engineering

Integrated Pest Management

References

Recommended Reading

Exercises

Materials for a Sustainable Economy

Introduction

Commodity Chemicals from Renewable Raw Materials

Use of Natural Polymers

Polymers from Renewable Raw Materials

Conclusions and Recommendations

References

Recommended Reading

Exercises

Chemistry of Longer Wear

Why Things Wear Out

Stabilizers for Polymers

Lubrication, Wear and Related Subjects

Inhibition of Corrosion

Mending

Miscellaneous

The Future

References

Recommended Reading

Exercises

Chemistry of Recycling

Waste

Recycling

Methods and Incentives for Source Reduction

The Overall Picture

References

Recommended Reading

Exercises

Energy and the Environment

Energy-Related Problems

Heating, Cooling and Lighting Buildings

Renewable Energy for Electricity and Transport

Use of Less Common Forms of Energy for Chemical Reactions

References

Recommended Reading

Exercises

Population and the Environment

The Problems

The Chemistry of Human Reproduction

The Chemistry of Family Planning

Summary of the Problem

References

Recommended Reading

Exercises

Environmental Economics

Introduction

Nature’s Services

Environmental Accounting

Corporations

Environmental Economics of Individuals

Government Actions Affecting Environmental Economics

References

Recommended Reading

Exercises

Greening

Introduction

Individuals

Nongovernmental Organizations

Government

Corporations

References

Recommended Reading

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI013060
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General