Key Elements of Green Chemistry


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Key Elements of Green Chemistry, Is a  textbook written by Lucian Lucia

About the Book

Green chemistry, in addition to being a science, it is also a philosophy and nearly a religion. Attendance at American Chemical Society Green Chemistry & Engineering Conferences will instill such an ideal into any attendant because of the nearly universal appeal and possibilities in this novel approach to radicalizing the business of doing science and engineering.

About the Contributors


Lucian Lucia currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Departments of Forest Biomaterials and Chemistry and as a faculty in the programs of Fiber & Polymer Science and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina State University. His laboratory, The Laboratory of Soft Materials & Green Chemistry, probes fundamental materials chemistry of biopolymers. He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Florida under Professor Kirk Schanze for modeling photoinduced charge separation states of novel Rhenium (I)-based organometallic ensembles as a first order approximation of photosynthesis. He began his professional career as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology examining the mechanism of singlet oxygen’s chemistry
with lignin & cellulose. A large part of his recent work has been focused on the chemical modification of cellulosics for biomedical applications. He teaches From Papyrus to Plasma Screens: Paper & Society (PSE 220), Principles of Green Chemistry (PSE / CH 335), and is the graduate supervisor for the Forest Biomaterials Seminar Series (WPS 590 / 790) while providing workshops in Wood Chemistry and Green Chemistry at Qilu University of Technology in PR China. He has co-founded and co-edits an open-access international research journal, BioResources, dedicated to original research articles, reviews, and editorials on the fundamental science & engineering and advanced applications of lignocellulosic materials.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Principles Of Green Chemistry
  • Chapter 2: Life-Cycle Analysis
  • Chapter 3: Hazards
  • Chapter 4: Alternative Solvents
  • Chapter 5: Alternative Reagents
  • Chapter 6: Reaction Types, Design, And Efficiency
  • Index Of Terms

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Lucian Lucia, North Carolina State University


North Carolina State University






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