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Handbook of Green Chemistry and Technology

Edited By: J Clark and D Macquarrie

384 pages, 60 illus

Wiley-Blackwell

Hardback | May 2002 | #119936 | ISBN: 0632057157
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About this book

Outlines the role chemistry has to play in sustainable development, for example by reducing the materials and energy intensity of chemical processes and products.

'The editors, who are also the editors of Green Chemistry Journal have done an outstanding job in getting a group of distinguished authors to contribute to this excellent text.' Trevor Laird, Organic Process R & D


Contents

Contributors; Preface; Introduction; Principles of sustainable and green chemistry; Chemistry and the environment; Green chemistry and sustainable development; Life cycle assessment: A tool for identification of more sustainable products and processes; Industrial processes using solid acid catalysts; Micelle templated silicas as catalysts in green chemistry; Polymer-supported reagents; Biocatalysis; Recent advances in phase transfer catalysis; Hydrogen peroxide in waste minimisation - current and potential contributions; Waste minimisation in pharmaceutical process development: Principles, practice and challenges; Green catalysts for industry; Green chemistry in practice; Process intensification for green chemistry; Sonochemistry; Applications of microwaves for environmentally benign organic chemistry; Photochemistry; Electrochemistry and sustainability; Fuel cells: a clean energy technology for the future; Supercritical carbon dioxide as an environmentally benign reaction medium for chemical synthesis; Chemistry in fluorous biphasic systems; Extraction of natural products with superheated water; Index

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