Green Chemistry - a new approach to designing chemicals and chemical transformations that are beneficial for human health and the environment - is an area that continues to emerge as an important field of study.
Practitioners design to be more sustainable the materials, products, and processes that are the basis of our technologically advanced society and economy. Molecular designers are seeing new performance capabilities in the products, new efficiencies in the processes, and achievements in meeting the goals for protecting human health and the environment in a profitable way. Educators have recognized that Green Chemistry principles and practice have not been a part of traditional training in chemistry, and are not part of the skill sets of most practicing chemists. Leaders in Green Chemistry education have developed a wide range of new approaches, courses, tools, and materials that have been introduced and demonstrated in the chemistry curriculum in colleges and universities around the U.S.
This ACS Symposium Series Book collects the current research and advances in the field of green chemistry, with an emphasis on providing educators with the knowledge and tools needed to incorporate recent information about this field into the chemistry curriculum.
1: Paul T. Anastas and Evan S. Beach (Yale University): Changing the Course of Chemistry 2: Margaret E. Kerr (Worcester State College) and David M. Brown (Davidson College): Using Green Chemistry to Enhance Faculty Professional Development Opportunities 3: Thomas E. Goodwin (Hendrix College): The Garden of Green Organic Chemistry at Hendrix College 4: Richard W. Gurney and Sue P. Stafford (Simmons College): Integrating Green Chemistry Throughout the Undergraduate Curriculum via Civic Engagement 5: Marc A. Klingshim (University of Illinois at Springfield) and Gary O. Spessard (St. Olaf College): Integrating Green Chemistry into the Introductory Chemistry Curriculum 6: Michael C. Cann (University of Scranton): Greening the Chemistry Lecture Curriculum: Now is the Time to Infuse Existing Mainstream Textbooks with Green Chemistry 7: Liz U. Gron (Hendrix College): Green Analytical Chemistry: Application and Education 8: Nicholas D. Anastas (Poseidon's Trident) and John C. Warner (Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry): Linking Hazard Reduction to Molecular Design: Teaching Green Chemical Design 9: Julie Beth Zimmerman and Paul T. Anastas (Yale University): Integrating Green Engineering into Engineering Curricula 10: Kenneth M. Doxsee (University of Oregon): Green Laboratories: Facility-Independent Experimentation 11: Irvin J. Levy and Ronald D. Kay (Gordon College): Student-Motivated Endeavors Advancing Green Organic Literacy 12: Amy S. Cannon (Beyond Benign Foundation) and John C. Warner (Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry): K-12 Outreach and Science Literacy Through Green Chemistry 13: Mary M. Kirchhoff (American Chemical Society): Green Chemistry Education: Toward a Greener Day
Edited by Paul T. Anastas, Yale University, Irvin J. Levy, Gordon College, and Kathryn E. Parent, American Chemical Society