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Green Solvents, 3 Volume Set

Paul T. Anastas (Series Editor), Walter Leitner (Volume Editor), Philip G. Jessop (Volume Editor), Chao-Jun Li (Volume Editor), Peter Wasserscheid (Volume Editor), Annegret Stark (Volume Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-31574-1
1412 pages
August 2013
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A world where the emphasis has shifted to being as green and environmentally friendly as possible leads to the requirement of this important 3-book set of the Handbook of Green Chemistry edited by the father and pioneer of Green Chemistry, Professor Paul Anastas.

This series summarises the significant body of work that has accumulated over the past decade that details the breakthroughs, innovation and creativity within Green Chemistry and Engineering.

Set II comprises of 3 books, with each volume focussing on a different area and edited by leading scientists in the field:

Supercritical Solvents - Editors: W. Leitner and P. G. Jessop
Ionic Liquids - Editors: P. Wasserscheid and A. Stark
Reactions in Water - Editor: C.-J. Li

An essential collection for anyone wishing to gain an understanding of the world of green chemistry and for a variety of chemists, environmental agencies and chemical engineers.

The Handbook of Green Chemistry comprises of 9 volumes in total, split into 3 subject-specific sets. The three sets are available individually. All 9 volumes are available individually, too.

Set I: Green Catalysis 
  - Volume 1: Homogeneous Catalysis 
  - Volume 2: Heterogeneous Catalysis 
  - Volume 3: Biocatalysis

Set II: Green Solvents
  - Volume 4: Supercritical Solvents
  - Volume 5: Reactions in Water
  - Volume 6: Ionic Liquids

Set III: Green Processes
  - Volume 7: Green Synthesis
  - Volume 8: Green Nanoscience
  - Volume 9: Designing Safer Chemicals

The Handbook of Green Chemistry is also available as Online Edition.

Listen to two podcasts in which Professor Paul Anastas and Journals Editor Paul Trevorrow discuss the origin and expansion of Green Chemistry and give an overview of The Handbook of Green Chemistry.

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Table of Contents

High-pressure Methods and Equipment
Basic Physical Properties, Phase Behavior and Solubility
Expanded Liquid Phases in Catalysis: Gas-expanded Liquids and Liquid-Supercritical Fluid Biphasic Systems
Synthetic Organic Chemistry in Supercritical Fluids
Heterogeneous Catalyis
Enzymatic Catalysis
Polymerization in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
Synthesis of Nanomaterials
Photochemical and Photo-induced Reactions in Supercritical Fluid Solvents
Electrochemical Reactions
Coupling Reactions and Separation in Tunable Fluids: Phase Transfer-Catalysis and Acid-catalyzed Reactions
Chemistry in Near- and Supercritical Water
The Principles of and Reasons for Using Water as a Solvent for Green Chemistry
Green Acid Catalysis in Water
Green Bases in Water
Green Oxidation in Water
Green Reduction in Water
Coupling Reactions in Water
¿On Water¿ for Green Chemistry
Pericyclic Reactions in Water, Towards Green Chemistry
Non-conventional Energy Sources for Green Synthesis in Water (Microwave, Ultrasound, and Photo)
Functionalization of Carbohydrates in Water
Water Under Extreme Conditions for Green Chemistry
Water as a Green Solvent for Pharmaceutical Applications
Water as a Green Solvent for Bulk Chemicals
Part I: Green Synthesis
The Green Synthesis of Ionic Liquids
Part II: Green Synthesis Using Ionic Liquids
Green Organic Synthesis in Ionic Liquids
Transition Metal Catalysis in Ionic Liquids
Ionic Liquids in the Manufacture of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural from Saccharides. An Example of the Conversion of Renewable Resources to Platform Chemicals
Cellulose Dissolution and Processing with Ionic Liquids
Part III: Ionic Liquids in Green Engineering
Green Separation Processes with Ionic Liquids
Applications of Ionic Liquids in Electrolyte Systems
Ionic Liquids as Lubricants
New Working Pairs for Absorption Chillers
Part IV: Ionic Liquids and the Environment
Design of Inherently Safer Ionic Liquids: Toxicology and Biodegradation
Eco-efficiency Analysis of an Industrially Implemented Ionic Liquid-based Process ¿ the BASF BASIL Process
Perspectives of Ionic Liquids as Environmentally Benign Substitutes for Molecular Solevents
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Author Information

Series Editor
Paul T. Anastas joined Yale University as Professor and iserves as the Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale. From 2004-2006, Paul Anastas has been the Director of the Green Chemistry Institute in Washington, D.C. Until June of 2004 he served as Assistant Director for Environment at e White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where his responsibilities included a wide range of environmental science issues including furthering international public-private cooperation in areas of Science for Sustainability such as Green Chemistry. In 1991, he established the industry-government-university partnership Green Chemistry Program, which was expanded to include basic research, and the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. He has published and edited several books in the field of Green Chemistry and developed the 12 principles of Green Chemistry.'

Volume Editors - Volume 4
Philip Jessop is the Canada Research Chair of Green Chemistry at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. After his Ph.D. (Inorganic Chemistry, UBC, 1991) and a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Toronto, he took a contract research position in the Research Development Corp. of Japan under the supervision of Ryoji Noyori, investigating reactions in supercritical CO2. As a professor at the University of California-Davis (1996-2003) and then at Queen's University, he has studied green solvents, the conversion of waste CO2 to useful products, and aspects of H2 chemistry. He has presented popular chemistry shows to thousands of members of the public. Distinctions include the Canadian Catalysis Lectureship Award (2004), a Canada Research Chair (2003 to present), and the NSERC Polanyi Award (1008). He has chaired the 2007 CHEMRAWN and ICCDU Conference on Greenhouse Gases, will chair the 2010 3rd International IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry, and serves as Technical Director of GreenCentre Canada.

Walter Leitner was born in 1963. He obtained his Ph.D. with Prof. Henri Brunner at Regensburg University in 1989 and was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. John M. Brown at the University of Oxford. After research within the Max-Planck-Society under the mentorship of Profs. Eckhard Dinjus (Jena) and Manfred T. Reetz (Mulheim), he was appointed Chair of Technical Chemsitry and Petrochemistry at RWTH Aachen University in 2002 as successor to Prof. Willi Keim. Walter Leitner is External Scientific Member of the Max-Planck-Institut fur Kohlenforschung und Scientific Director of CAT, the joint Catalysis Research Center of RWTH Aachen and the Bayer Company.
His research interests are the molecular and reaction engineering principles of catalysis as a fundamental science and key technology for Green Chemistry. In particular, this includes the development and synthetic application of organometallic catalysts and the use alternative reaction media, especially supercritical carbon dioxide, in multiphase catalysis. Walter Leitner has published more than 170 publications in this field and co-edited among others the first edition of "Synthesis using Supercritical Fluids" and the handbook on "Multiphase Homogeneous Catalysis". Since 2004, he serves as the Scientific Editor of the Journal "Green Chemistry" published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The research of his team has been recognized with several awards including the Gerhard-Hess-Award of the German Science Foundation (1997), the Otto-Roelen-Medal of Dechema (2001), and the Wohler-Award of the German Chemical Society (2009).

Volume Editor - Volume 5
Chao-Jun Li (FRSC, UK) received his PhD at McGill University (1992) and was an NSERC Postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University (1992-1994). He was an Assistant Professor (1994), Associate Professor (1998) and Full Professor (2000-2003) at Tulane University, where he received a NSF CAREER Award (1998) in organic synthesis and the 2001 US Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (Academic). In 2003, he became a Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Organic/Green Chemistry and a Professor of Chemistry at McGill University in Canada. He serves as the Co-Chair of the Canadien Green Chemistry and Engineering Network, the Director of CFI Infrastructure for Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals, and Co-Director of the FQRNT Center for Green Chemistry and Catalysis (Quebec). He is the current Associate Editor for Americas for the journal of Green Chemistry (published by the Royal Society of Chemistry). He has been widely recognized as the leader in Green Chemistry for Organic Synthesis in developing innovative and fundamentally new organic reactions that defy conventional reactivities and have high synthetic efficiency.

Volume Editors - Volume 6
Annegret Stark studied pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Applied Sciences in Isny, Germany. She conducted her diploma thesis in 1997 in the labs of R.D. Singer at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, who inspired her to take up a researcher's career in the field of ionic liquids. After finishing her PhD in K.R. Seddon's research group at the Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 2001, she moved on to South Africa for a SASOL-sponsored postdoc in the group of H.G. Raubenheimer at Stellenbosch University (2001-2003).
Since 2003, she heads her own research group at the Institute for Technical Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry (B. Ondruschka) of the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, Germany. Her research focus lies, on the one hand, on the elucidation of structure-induced interactions between ionic liquids and solutes, and the resulting effects on the reactivity of these. On the other hand, she is interested in the application of microreaction technology, e.g. in the conversion of highly reactive intermediates. Both, ionic liquids and microreaction technology, are exploited as tools with the goal to provide sustainable chemical and engineering concepts.
Since October 2009, she has been an interim professor for Technical Chemistry at the TU Chemnitz, Germany.

Peter Wasserscheid studied chemistry at the RWTH Aachen. After receiving his diploma in 1995 he joined the group of Prof. W. Keim at the Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry at the RWTH Aachen for his PhD thesis. In 1998 he moved to BP Chemicals in Sunbury/GB for an industrial postdoc for six months. He returned to the Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry at the RWTH Aachen where he completed his habilitation entitled "Ionic Liquids - a new Solvent Concept for Catalysis". In the meantime, he became co-founder of Solvent Innovation GmbH, Cologne, one of the leading companies in ionic liquid production and application (since December 2007 a 100% affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt). In 2003 he moved to Erlangen as successor Prof. Emig and since then is heading the Institute of Reaction Engineering. In 2005 he also became head of the department "Chemical and Bioengineering" of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg. P. Wasserscheid has received several awards including the Max-Buchner-award of DECHEMA (2001), the Innovation Award of the German Economy (2003, category "start-up") together with Solvent Innovations GmbH and the Leibniz Award of the German Science Foundation (2006). His key research interests are the reaction engineering aspects of multiphase catalytic processes with a particular focus on ionic liquid reaction media. The Wasserscheid group belongs to the top research teams in the development and application of ionic liquids in general, and in developing the ionic liquid technology for catalytic applications in special. For various reaction types the group has successfully demonstrated greatly enhanced performance of ionic liquid based catalyst systems vs. conventional systems.
Peter Wasserscheid has a scientific track record of more than 130 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals plus many papers in the form of proceedings. Moreover, he is a co-inventor of more than 40 patents, most of them in the field of ionic liquids.
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"Overall, these 3 volumes bring readers up-to-date with the current thinking and new applications of green solvents and are recommended reading for scientists and engineers involved in green issues." (Organic Process Research & Development Journal, 2011)

"Set II of this essential collection of essays reviews the significant advances in innovative, creative research in green chemistry and engineering that has been carried out during the last decade. It augurs well for the future volumes in the series, and I recommend it to chemists, chemical engineers and anyone interested in understanding the accelerating field of green chemistry." (Chemistry & Industry, February 7, 2011)

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