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Green Chemistry (393-0-01)


Mark Docto Aparece

Meeting Info

Technological Institute L170: Tues, Thurs 6:00PM - 7:20PM

Overview of class

Green chemistry is defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. This also encompasses the reduction of energy consumption during the aforementioned processes. Green chemistry can be thought to span the life cycle of a chemical product, including its design, manufacture, use, and ultimate disposal.

This class will seek to develop a broad view on green chemistry, with focus on exploring the economic, health and regulatory considerations which make it a multi-billion dollar enterprise. An emphasis on practical real-world scenarios (case studies) that provide us guidance in making better socially conscience decisions will be made. The course can be viewed primarily as being concerned with the philosophy of chemistry as dictated by our modern world in the 21st Century.

Registration Requirements

Prerequisite: 215-3 and 235-3 or 212-3 (C- or better).

Class Materials (Required)

1. Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice, Paul Anastas & John Warner, Oxford Univ. Press. ISBN: 9780198506980, approx $50 new, $22 rental

2. Chasing molecules : poisonous products, human health, and the promise of green chemistry, Elizabeth Grossman, Island Press/Shearwater. ISBN: 9781610911610, approx $30 new, $12 rental

3. Problem-solving exercises in green and sustainable chemistry, Albert Matlack & Andrew Dicks, Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 9781482252576, approx. $47 new, $20 rental

Class Attributes

SDG Sustnble Cities&Commnities
SDG Responsible Consumption
SDG Innovation & Infrastructure

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements: Students must have taken CHEM 215-3 or CHEM 212-3 with a C- or better to register for this course.