CHAPTER 1 – Introduction
What is Green Chemistry? and Why Green? What has been happening over the past 60 years in the area of chemistry and chemical technology, with reference to waste, pollution, effluent and other environmental issues, which are caused by chemical manufacturing, will be listed. The advantages of this approach will be outlined
Concept of measuring “greenness”. What is responsible care?
CHAPTER 2 – Novel Synthetic techniques
Examples of organic reactions which shows innovation in the reduction of raw material/solvent usage, milder operating conditions, generates less wasteful side products etc.
CHAPTER 3 – Use of catalysts towards Green Chemistry
Examples of reactions that use Heterogeneous or homogeneous catalysts leading to ‘Green’ scenario. By using these catalyst either the reaction is made milder, efficiency is improved or the amount of side product formed is decreased etc.
CHAPTER 4 – Biocatalysis and Green chemistry
Examples of biotransformations leading to ‘Green’ scenario. There are several examples where biocatalysis simplifies the reaction, telescopes multiple steps into one and makes it environmentally clean and friendly. Even reactions which can not be performed with chemical synthesis can be carried out with ease using microbes.
CHAPTER 5 – New reagents and solvents
Use of new reagents and solvents which are benign, environmentally friendly and do not contribute towards voc.
CHAPTER 6 – Process and Operation
Process intensification, better hardware design, better unit operation design, better flow sheet etc. It will also cover use of membranes and other novel down stream processing techniques.