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Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice

 
 
 
 
Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice
Author: Paul T. Anastas - John C. Warner
ISBN 13: 9780198506980
ISBN 10: 198506988
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2000-05-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 152
List Price: $36.95
 
 

This book provides the first introductory treatment of the design, development, and evaluation processes central to Green Chemistry. A comprehensive textbook, it takes a broad view of the subject and integrates a wide variety of approaches. Topics include:

  • Alternative feedstocks
  • Environmentally benign syntheses
  • The design of safer chemical products
  • New reaction conditions
  • Alternative solvents and catalyst development
  • And the use of biosynthesis and biomimetic principles.
It introduces new evaluation processes that encompass the complete health and environmental impact of a synthesis, from the choice of starting materials to the final product. Throughout, the text provides specific examples which compare the new methods with classical ones.

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Anastas from the US Environmental Protection Agency and Warner (chemistry, U. of Massachusetts-Boston) introduce the design, development, and evaluation processes of a currently active area of research that concentrates on the handling and use of chemicals to ensure efficiency but also human and environmental compatibility. They take a wide view and integrate such topics as alternative foodstocks, environmentally benign synthetic methodologies, designing safer chemical products, new reaction conditions, alternative solvents and catalyst development, and the use of biosynthesis and biomimetic principles. They also describe a new evaluation process that encompasses the health and environmental impact of a synthetic pathway from the choice to starting materials to the target molecule. They write for graduate and professional chemists, and include exercises for classroom or individual study. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)