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Green Processes, 3 Volume Set

Paul T. Anastas (Series Editor), Chao-Jun Li (Volume Editor), Alvise Perosa (Volume Editor), Mauricio Selva (Volume Editor), Robert Boethling (Volume Editor), Adelina Voutchkova-Kostal (Volume Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-31576-5
1326 pages
August 2013
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This handbook supplies the one-stop reference for everything readers need to know about green chemistry. Edited by Paul Anastas, the inventor of the twelve principles of green chemistry, the work covers topics like solvents and separations. With top international expert contributors, it presents the essential set of innovative scientific solutions to real-world environmental situations.

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


Atom Economy: a Challenge for Enhanced Synthetic Efficiency

Evaluating the Greenness of Synthesis

Alternative Feedstocks for Synthesis

Synthesis in Green Solvents

Development and Application of Isocyanide-based Multicomponent Reactions

Flow Syntheses

Synthesis Without Protecting Groups

Biological Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals

Syntheses via C-H Bond Functionalizations

Synthesis Without Metals

Chemistry Beyond Functional Group Transformation

Synthesis Assisted by Electricity

Parameterization and Tracking of Optimization of Synthesis Strategy Using Computer Spreadsheet Algorithms


Formation of Nanoparticles Assisted by Ionic Liquids

CO2-Expanded Liquids for Nanoparticle Processing

Green Synthesis and Applications of Magnetic Nanoparticles

Photocatalysis by Nanostructured TiO2-based Semiconductors

Nanoencapsulation for Process Intensification

Formation of Nanoemulsions by Low-Energy Methods and Their Use as Templates for the Preparation of Polymeric Nanoparticles

Toxicity of Carbon Nanotubes

A Review of Green Synthesis of Nanophase Inorganic Materials for Green Chemistry Applications

Use of Extracted Anthocyanin Derivatives in Nanostructures for Solar Energy Conversion

Nanomaterials from Biobased Amphiphiles: the Functional Role of Unsaturations


The Design of Safer Chemicals: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives

Differential Toxicity Characterization of Green Alternative Chemicals

Understanding Mechanisms of Metabolic Transformations as a Tool for Designing Safer Chemicals

Structural and Toxic Mechanism-Based Approaches to Designing Safer Chemicals

Informing Substitution to Safer Alternatives

Design of Safer Chemicals - Ionic Liquids

Designing Safer Organocatalysts - What Lessons Can Be Learned When the Rebirth of an Old Research Area Coincides with the Advent of Green Chemistry?

Life-Cycle Concepts for Sustainable Use of Engineered Nanomaterials in Nanoproducts


Greener Chelating Agents

Improvements to the Environmental Performance of Synthetic-Based Drilling Muds

Biochemical Pesticides: Green Chemistry Designs by Nature

Property-Based Approaches to Design Rules for Reduced Toxicity

Reducing Carcinogenicity and Mutagenicity Through Mechanism-Based Molecular Design of Chemicals

Reducing Ecotoxicity

Designing for Non-Persistence

Reducing Physical Hazards: Encouraging Inherently Safer Production

Interaction of Chemicals with the Endocrine System

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Author Information

Paul T. Anastas joined Yale University as Professor and serves 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.
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“I recommend this three-volume set to chemists, chemical engineers and anyone interested in understanding the accelerating field of green chemistry.”  (Chemistry & Industry, 1 May 2013) 


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 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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Individual Volumes

by Paul T. Anastas (Series Editor), Robert Boethling (Volume Editor), Adelina Voutchkova-Kostal (Volume Editor)
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by Paul T. Anastas (Series Editor), Alvise Perosa (Volume Editor), Maurizio Selva (Volume Editor)
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by Paul T. Anastas (Series Editor), Chao-Jun Li (Volume Editor)
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