This book contains a series of exercises and problems posed in the subject of green metrics. Essentially it is a "how to" book on evaluating the material efficiency, environmental impact, safety-hazard impact, and energy efficiency of any kind of chemical reaction or synthesis plan. Only the essential green metrics in each of these categories are used. The introduction highlights the hierarchy of metrics used throughout the book, explains the structure of how the book is arranged, how the problems are posed, and how the reader is to use the book. Examples refer to themes according to the headings given in the table of contents and are arranged in a hierarchical order.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Constitution of a Chemical Reaction and Reaction Balancing
Chapter 3 Experimental Description of Chemical Reactions
Chapter 4 Chemical Reaction Classifications
Chapter 5 Drawing Chemical Structures
Chapter 6 Waste Production and Input Material Consumption
Chapter 7 Intrinsic Greenness
Chapter 8 Automated Computation for a Single Reaction
Appendix: Other Terminologies
John Andraos earned a Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Toronto in physical organic chemistry. He then did post-doctoral work at the University of Ottawa and at The University of Queensland studying kinetics of reactions in heterogeneous media and cumulene intermediates in low temperature matrices, respectively. Since his appointment as Lecturer and Course Director at York University (1999-2009) he has taught and developed courses in organic chemistry. In 2002 he launched the first industrial and "green" chemistry course in the history of the Department of Chemistry at York. His current research is broadly defined as reaction optimization and discovery. His undertaking of an ambitious project to construct a database of synthesis plans fully quantified by green metrics analysis for pharmaceuticals, important natural products, dyestuffs, agrichemicals, and molecules of theoretical interest culminated in the publication of "The Algebra of Organic Synthesis: green metrics, design strategy, route selection, and optimization" (CRC Press-Taylor & Francis, 2012). He also co-edited "Green Syntheses Volume 1" (CRC Press-Taylor & Francis, 2014) with Prof. Pietro Tundo (University of Venice) which is the first resource of reliable green chemistry experiments that have been checked for greenness claims by rigorous material efficiency metrics analysis.