Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Science - 135 pages
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This book provides the first introductory treatment of the design, development, and evaluation processes central to Green Chemistry. A comprehensive textbook, it takes a broad view of the subject and integrates a wide variety of approaches. Topics include alternative feedstocks, environmentally benign syntheses, the design of safer chemical products, new reaction conditions, alternative solvents and catalyst development, and the use of biosynthesis and biomimetic principles. It introduces new evaluation processes that encompass the complete health and environmental impact of a synthesis, from the choice of starting materials to the final product. Throughout, the text provides specific examples which compare the new methods with classical ones.

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User Review  - Pferdina - LibraryThing

I'm not a synthetic organic chemist, but I still think this book could have been written better so that more people could get something out of it. Though it's a really short book, it took forever to ... Read full review

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User Review  - dpevers - LibraryThing

Focuses on the chemical process and chemical process development perspective. While mentioning upstream activites (production of solvents, etc.) does not really bring those considerations (LCA) into the green chemistry assessment. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Paul Anastas is with the US Environmental Protection Agency. John Warner is at University of Massachusetts.

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