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The last decade has seen a huge interest in green organic chemistry, particularly as chemical educators look to "green" their undergraduate curricula. Detailing published laboratory experiments and proven case studies, this book discusses concrete examples of green organic chemistry teaching approaches from both lecture/seminar and practical perspectives.
Introduction to Teaching Green Organic Chemistry Introduction Early Developments in Green Chemistry The Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry The Twelve Principles in Teaching Green Organic Chemistry Green Organic Chemistry Teaching Resources Conclusion References Designing a Green Organic Chemistry Lecture Course Introduction Challenges in Launching and Teaching a Green Chemistry Course Course Description and Structure Feedback Advice on Launching a Green Chemistry Course and Epilogue Instructive Lecture Case Studies References Elimination of Solvents in the Organic Curriculum Introduction Solvent-Free or Not Solvent-Free? Industrial and Academic Case Studies Solvent-free Reactor Design Eliminating Solvents in the Introductory Organic Laboratory Conclusion References Organic Reactions Under Aqueous Conditions Introduction Studies on the Origin of Enhanced Reactivity in Aqueous Conditions Aqueous Chemistry in the Undergraduate Organic Laboratory Lecture Case Studies in Aqueous Chemistry Conclusion References Organic Chemistry in Greener Non-Aqueous Media Introduction Measures of Solvent Greenness Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Fluorous Solvents Ionic Liquids Liquid Polymers Other Greener Solvents Future Outlook Conclusion References Environmentally-Friendly Organic Reagents Introduction Greener Reagents in the Undergraduate Organic Laboratory Conclusion References Organic Waste Management and Recycling Introduction Three Industrial Case Studies Reduction of Waste Generation Managing Generated Waste Reagent Recycling Recycling Solvents Recycling Consumer and Natural Products Conclusion References Greener Organic Reactions under Microwave Heating Introduction Microwave Heating as a Greener Technology Historical Background to Microwave Chemistry Microwave Versus Conventional Thermal Heating Solvents for Microwave Heating A Comparison of Multi-Mode and Mono-Mode Microwave Ovens Microwave-Accelerated Reactions for the Undergraduate Laboratory Literature Examples of Microwave-Accelerated Reactions Conclusion References Appendix: Greener Organic Chemistry Reaction Index
Andrew P. Dicks (Andy) joined the University of Toronto Chemistry Department in 1997. Following promotion in 2006, he became Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies for two years and developed an ongoing interest in improving the student experience in his department. He has won several pedagogical awards, including the University of Toronto President's Teaching Award, the Canadian Institute of Chemistry National Award for Chemical Education, and most recently a 2011 American Chemical Society-Committee on Environmental Improvement Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education. His work has lead to over twenty peer-reviewed publications in the chemical education literature. Dr. Dicks' research interests are within the field of undergraduate education, currently with specific emphasis on designing new microscale and semi-microscale green organic laboratory experiments.
This book helps to bring the world of green chemistry to not only the scientists and engineers of the future, but also to our prospective political leaders, economists, business leaders, teachers and world citizens. -- Michael Cann, Chemistry Department, University of Scranton