eBook Green Chemistry: An Inclusive Approach, 1st Edition

  • Bela Torok
  • Timothy Dransfield
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  • ISBN-10: 0128095490
  • ISBN-13: 9780128095492
  • DDC: 660
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 1058 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released May 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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The book provides a broad overview of green chemistry for researchers from either an environmental science or chemistry background, starting at a more elementary level, incorporating more advanced concepts, and including more chemistry as the book progresses. Every chapter includes recent, state-of-the-art references, in particular, review articles, to introduce researchers to this field of interest and provide them with information that can be easily built upon.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Green Chemistry: Historical Perspectives and Basic Concepts.
Chemical Issues of Modern Society.
2: Environmental Chemistry, Renewable Energy, and Global Policy.
3: Sustainable Synthesis.
4: Integrating the Principles of Toxicology Into a Chemistry Curriculum.
5: Effects of Environmental Factors on DNA: Damage and Mutations.
Green Chemistry in Practice.
6: The Natural Atmosphere.
7: Air Pollution and Air Quality.
8: Stratospheric Ozone Depletion and Recovery.
9: The Greenhouse Effect, Aerosols, and Climate Change.
10: Chemistry of Natural Waters.
11: Water Contamination and Pollution.
12: Contaminants of Emerging Concern, With an Emphasis on Nanomaterials and Pharmaceuticals.
13: Pollution in the Coastal Zone: A Case Study of Wastewater on Cape Cod, MA.
14: The Composition of Soils and Sediments.
15: Heavy Metal Pollution and Remediation.
16: Application of Green Chemistry in Homogeneous Catalysis.
17: Heterogeneous Catalysis: A Fundamental Pillar of Sustainable Synthesis.
18: Phase Transfer Catalysis: A Tool for Environmentally Benign Synthesis.
19: Biocatalysis: Nature's Chemical Toolbox.
20: Organic Solvents in Sustainable Synthesis and Engineering.
21: Ionic Liquids as Novel Media and Catalysts for Electrophilic/Onium Ion Chemistry and Metal-Mediated Reactions.
22: Solvent-Free Synthesis of Nanoparticles.
23: Application of Microwaves in Sustainable Organic Synthesis.
24: Application of Sonochemical Activation in Green Synthesis.
25: Principles of Electrocatalysis.
26: Principles of Photochemical Activation Toward Artificial Photosynthesis and Organic Transformations.
27: Biopolymers: Biodegradable Alternatives to Traditional Plastics.
28: Modern Applications of Green Chemistry.
29: The Static Concentration of Energy in Chemical Bonds and the Physical Double Layer: Modern Methods of Energy Storage.
30: The Movement of Electrons in Batteries, Fuel Cells, and Supercapacitors: Methods of Energy Delivery.
31: Applications of Renewable Energy from Green Chemistry: Electric Vehicles, Smart Grids, Smart Roadways, and Smart Buildings/Homes.
32: Innovations and Future Opportunities for Renewable Energy from Green Chemistry.
33: From Ethanol to Biodiesel: A Survey of Green Fuels.
34: Solar Energy Conversion.
35: Toward a Sustainable Carbon Cycle: The Methanol Economy.
36: Natural and Nature-Inspired Synthetic Small Molecule Antioxidants in the Context of Green Chemistry.
37: The Value-Adding Connections Between the Management of Ecoinnovation and the Principles of Green Chemistry and Green Engineering.
38: The International Chemicals Regime: Protecting Health and the Environment.