Green Chemistry


Rafael Luque (Editor)
Universidad de Cordoba, Spain

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications

Nanotechnology, energy and the environment are three key hot topics included in green technologies present in all international challenges for the future. The urgency to identify and develop sustainable and timely solutions for our future society is demonstrated due to the alarming trends in global energy demand, the finite nature of fossil fuel reserves, the need to dramatically curb emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) to mitigate the devastating consequences of climate change, the damaging volatility of oil prices and the geopolitical instability in supplier regions. This book examines several of these topics related to green chemistry in a multidisciplinary and unique book which covers the essence of green chemical technologies. The book also features top contributions from well-established and respected authors in world-wide research programs. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface pp. i-ix

Chapter 1. Clays as Sustainable Catalysts for Organic Transformations;pp. 1-50
(B.S. Jai Prakash, Y.S. Bhat, C. Ravindra Reddy. Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research, Bangalore, India and others)

Chapter 2. Solvent Selection in Green Chemistry;pp. 51-69
(Adi Wolfson, Dorith Tavor,Chemical Engineering Dept., Sami Shamoon College of Engineering, Beer-Sheva, Israel)

Chapter 3. Light-Driven Catalysis;pp. 71-105
(Maria Gonzalez-Bejar, Julia Perez-Prieto, Juan Cesar Scaiano, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and others)

Chapter 4. Progress in solvent-free sonochemical assisted synthesis of fine and specialty chemicals;pp. 107-126
(Vanesa Calvino-Casilda, Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 5. Heavy metals, synthetic dyes, and industrial oxidation reactions: green alternatives from materials chemistry;pp. 127-147
(Gustavo P. Ricci, E.H. de Faria, L. Marcal, M. Saltarelli, P.S. Calefi, Eduardo J. Nassar, K.J. Ciuffi, Universidade de Franca, Brasil)

Chapter 6. The Mitsunobu Reaction: From Bench to Batch – Current perspectives and future challenges;pp.149-166
(Brendan Burkett, Paul B. Huleatt, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Singapore)

Chapter 7. Applications of Laccases in Organic Synthesis: a review;pp. 167-211
(Kevin Wellington, CSIR Biosciences, Modderfontein, South Africa)

Chapter 8. Hydrolase-catalyzed unconventional reactions and applications in organic synthesis;pp. 213-241
(Na Wang,Xiao-Qi Yu)

Chapter 9. Biotechnological routes to synthesize peptide based hydrogels in aqueous medium;pp. 243-259
(Cleofe Palocci, Laura Chronopoulou, University of Rome “La Sapienza, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 10. Rediscovering Catharanthus roseus: chemistry and biological activity;pp.261-279
(D.M. Pereira, P. Valentao, Federico Ferreres, M. Sottomayor, Paula Andrade,Universidade do Porto, Portugal and others)

Index pp. 281-294

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