Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128195420

Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science

1st Edition

Organic Synthesis in Water and Supercritical Water

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Editors: Dr. Inamuddin Rajender Boddula Abdullah Asiri
Paperback ISBN: 9780128195420
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 4th May 2020
Page Count: 462
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Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science: Organic Synthesis in Water and Supercritical Water provides an in-depth review of purification and extraction methods for medicinal, analytical, engineering and bioactive compounds utilizing green chemistry protocols. It focuses on the synthesis of natural products and drugs, using industrial green solvents, water, supercritical water, and more. The book explores applications in organic synthesis and processing, including aqueous and non-aqueous promoted reactions. Aqueous media and supercritical water involved in organic synthesis are discussed for industrial use. Final sections cover green solvent assisted organic synthesis, such as addition, rearrangement, condensation, and more.

Key Features

  • Provides a broad overview of green solvents for sustainable organic synthesis
  • Compares water and supercritical water as green solvents vs. conventional solvents
  • Outlines eco-friendly organic synthesis and chemical processes using water/supercritical water
  • Includes industrial/pharmaceutical production development using water and supercritical water as solvents
  • Outlines synthetic methods for polymers, drugs etc., using water and supercritical water as solvents


Post-graduates, researchers, academics in chemistry, environment, analytics, biotechnology, and other interdisciplinary fields of science, including biochemical engineering, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and polymer science

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Oxidation and reduction reactions in water
    3. Oxidation and reduction reactions in supercritical water
    4. Micelle-assisted organic synthesis in water
    5. Organic synthesis in aqueous vs non-aqueous media
    6. Protection and deprotection reactions in water
    7. Regioselective synthesis in water
    8. Stereoselective organic synthesis in water
    9. Stereospecific organic synthesis in water
    10. Green organic synthesis in supercritical water
    11. Addition-type reactions in water
    12. Condensation reactions in water
    13. Alkylation reactions in water
    14. Ring-opening reactions in water
    15. Value-added chemical synthesis in supercritical water
    16. Organometallics synthesis in supercritical water
    17. Allylation reactions in water
    18. Olefin methasis in water
    19. Phenolic compounds synthesis in water
    20. Cycloadditions and Diels-Alder reactions in water
    21. Fluoroorganics in water
    22. Polymer synthesis in water and supercritical water
    23. Heterocyclics synthesis in water
    24. Hydrogenation reactions in water
    25. Cyclodextrin-assisted organic synthesis in water
    26. Biological-active organic synthesis in water
    27. Catalyst-free organic synthesis in water
    28. Multi component organic synthesis in water
    29. Grignard reactions in water
    30. C-H activation reactions in water
    31. Carbohydrate synthesis in supercritical water
    32. C-N formation reactions in water
    33. Coupling reactions in water
    34. Bio-fuel production in water
    35. Halide synthesis in water
    36. Employing green catalysis for organic synthesis in supercritical water
    37. State of the art and perspectives of aqueous organic synthesis


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About the Editor

Dr. Inamuddin

Dr. Inamuddin is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is a permanent faculty member (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India.. He has extensive research experience in multidisciplinary fields of Analytical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, and Electrochemistry and, more specifically, Renewable Energy and Environment. He has worked on different research projects as project fellow and senior research fellow funded by University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India. He has published 86 research articles in international journals of repute and seventeen book chapters in knowledge-based book editions published by renowned international publishers. He has published nineteen edited books with Springer, United Kingdom, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. U.S.A., CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific, Trans Tech Publications Ltd., Switzerland and Materials Science Forum, U.S.A. He is the member of various editorial boards of the journals and also serving as associate editor for a journal Environmental Chemistry Letter, Springer Nature.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Rajender Boddula

Dr. Rajender Boddula is currently working as CAS-PIFI Fellow in the CAS Key Laboratory of Nanosystems and Hierarchical Fabrication, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, China. He has published many scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals and has authored nine book chapters, and also serving as editorial board member and referee for reputed international peer-reviewed journals. His specialized areas of energy conversion and storage technologies, which include nanomaterials, graphene, polymer composites, heterogeneous catalysis, photoelectrocatalytic water splitting, biofuel cell, and supercapacitor applications

Affiliations and Expertise

CAS Key Laboratory of Nanosystems and Hierarchical Fabrication, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

Abdullah Asiri

Prof. Abdullah M. Asiri is the Head of the Chemistry Department at King Abdulaziz University since October 2009 and he is the founder and the Director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR) since 2010 till date. He is the Professor of Organic Photochemistry. His research interest covers color chemistry, synthesis of novel photochromic and thermochromic systems, synthesis of novel coloring matters and dyeing of textiles, materials chemistry, nanochemistry and nanotechnology, polymers and plastics. A major achievement of Prof. Asiri is the discovery of tribochromic compounds, a class of compounds which change from slightly or colorless to deep colored when subjected to small pressure or when grind. This discovery was introduced to the scientific community as a new terminology published by IUPAC in 2000. This discovery was awarded a patent from European Patent office and from UK patent. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of various journals of international repute. He is the Vice- President of Saudi Chemical Society (Western Province Branch). He holds four USA patents, more than 800 Publications in international journals, seven book chapters, and ten books

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of the Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

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