514 pages | 490 B/W Illus.
Green chemistry promotes improved syntheses as an intellectual endeavour that can have a great impact both on preserving and utilizing our planet’s finite resources and the quality of human life. This masterful accomplishment provides an evaluation of environmental impact metrics according to life cycle assessment analysis based on the Mackay compartment environmental model and Guinée environmental impact potentials formalism. Assumptions, limitations, and dealing with missing data are addressed. Best literature resources for finding key toxicological parameters are provided and applied to individual reactions as well as entire synthesis plans, in order to target molecules of interest.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Synthesis Plan Analysis
Chapter 3 Environmental Impact Metrics
Chapter 4 Safety-Hazard Impact Metrics
Chapter 5 Energy Metrics
Chapter 6 Algorithms
Chapter 7 Examples from the Chemical Industry
Appendix: Other Terminologies