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Encouraging a new attitude and approach to chemistry, this is the first such collection designed for lab courses and experimental teaching. Experts from around the globe present over 40 real-life teaching experiments, all clearly structured and divided into the five main principles of sustainable or green chemistry: catalysis, solvents, high yield and one-pot synthesis, limiting waste and exposure, as well as special topics. With a foreword by Nobel prize winner Jean Marie Lehn.
PART I: CATALYSTS
Clean Friedel-Crafts Acylation Knoevenagel Condensation Copper-Catalyzed Arylation of Thiols in Water 2-(2'Anilinyl)-4,4-Dimethyl-2-Oxazoline A Carbene Transfer Agent Enantioselective Organocatalytic Synthesis of Porpionic Acid Ethyl Esters Solid Acid-Catalyzed Electrophilic Annelations Hetergeneous Catalytic Domino Reactions Chemoselective Synthesis of Acylals from Aldehydes The Effect of a Catalyst on the Reaction of Hydroxybenzaldehyde with Acetic Anhydride Renewable Chemicals by Sustainable Oxidation Using Gold Catalysts Sustainable Ruthenium-Catalyzed Direct Arylations Through C-H Bond Functionalizations
PART II: SOLVENTS
Diaryl Disulfides from Thiols in Water-Ammonia Electrochemical Synthesis of Polypyrrole Employing Green Chemistry Principles Ammonia-Sensing Cyanoaurate Coordination Polymers Green Lab - Aqueous Biphasic Systems for Liquid-Liquid Separations Clean, Fast Palladium-Catalyzed Reactions Using Microwave Heatin and Water as a Solvent Ionic Liquids as Benign Solvents for Sustainable Chemistry Olefin Self-Cross Metatehsis in Ionic Liquids Experiments with Ionic Liquids PART III: HIGH YIELD AND ONE-POT SYNTHESES
Efficient Synthesis of Aluminium Complexes Quantitative Synthesis of a Neutral Hexacoordinate Phosphorus Compound Encapsulated Silicon in Haxacoordination Domino Reactions for the Efficient Synthesis of Natural Products Heterocyclic Phosphenium Salts Methyltitanium Triisopropoxide Click Chemistry Synthesis and Recycling of Six Nickel Complexes
PART IV: LIMITING WASTE AND EXPOSURE
Disposal of Sodium and Potassium Residues Juglone Fluor Retard Dicopper(I) Oxalate Complexes as Molecular Precursors for Copper Deposition Environmentally Friendly Recycling of Sodium
PART V: SPECIAL TOPICS
The Light Bulb - On and Off Limewater and Carbon Dioxide - A Light Bulb Turns On and Off Template Synthesis of a Macrobiycyle Dinitrosarcophagine Cyclic Molecular Aluminophosphate Biogas Preparation of Colloidal Cadmium Sulfide Quantum Dot Nanoparticles Dendrimer Construction Three Are Better Than One: Gathering Three Different Metals in the Same Molecule
Herbert W. Roesky is Professor for Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Gottingen. As departmental director at the University of Frankfurt/Main and Gottingen for many years, he has influenced the development of Inorganic Chemistry in Germany as nobody else. Since ever his special concern was focused on promoting students and youngster's interest in chemistry, which is supported by his several book publications and an annual christmas lecture given at the University of Gottingen. Besides numerous honory doctorates he was awarded with the Leibniz Prize and the Grand Prix de la Maison de Chimie. For his book "Chemische Kabinettstucke", which was translated in many languages, he received the Literaturpreis of the Fond der chemischen Industrie. Dietmar Kennepohl is Associate Vice President Academic at the Athabasca University. After his Ph.D. in main group synthetic chemistry he awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, doing research at the University of Gottingen. He was postdoc at the University of Guelph before coming to Athabasca University in 1993. In addition, he was visiting professor at the Univeristy of Otago, New Zealand. His research interests include chemical education as well as petroleum, main group and coordination chemistry. His research in chemical education concentrates on the use of innovative distance delivery methods for undergraduate laboratory work. He has a great passion for teaching and learning, and believes that it is vital to the success of students to support and facilitate the important student-teacher relationship wherever possible.
As a source of material for teaching practical green chemistry, this book is as good as I have seen. (Education in Chemistry, March 2010) "This book brings together 46 simple experiments, each written by recognized experts, that clearly and simply demonstrate the novel green chemistry principles which should, in my opinion, be in every undergraduate course." (Chemistry World, September 2009)