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Experiments in Green and Sustainable Chemistry

Herbert W. Roesky (Editor), Dietmar Kennepohl (Editor), Jean-Marie Lehn (Foreword by)
ISBN: 978-3-527-32546-7
307 pages
June 2009
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Encouraging a new attitude and approach to chemistry, this is the first such collection designed for lab courses and experimental teaching. Experts from around the globe present over 40 real-life teaching experiments, all clearly structured and divided into the five main principles of sustainable and green chemistry: catalysis, solvents, high yield and one-pot synthesis, limiting waste and exposure, as well as special topics.
With a foreword by Nobel prize winner Jean Marie Lehn.
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Table of Contents

Clean Friedel-Crafts Acylation
Knoevenagel Condensation
Copper-Catalyzed Arylation of Thiols in Water
A Carbene Transfer Agent
Enantioselective Organocatalytic Synthesis of Porpionic Acid Ethyl Esters
Solid Acid-Catalyzed Electrophilic Annelations
Hetergeneous Catalytic Domino Reactions
Chemoselective Synthesis of Acylals from Aldehydes
The Effect of a Catalyst on the Reaction of Hydroxybenzaldehyde with Acetic Anhydride
Renewable Chemicals by Sustainable Oxidation Using Gold Catalysts
Sustainable Ruthenium-Catalyzed Direct Arylations Through C-H Bond Functionalizations

Diaryl Disulfides from Thiols in Water-Ammonia
Electrochemical Synthesis of Polypyrrole Employing Green Chemistry Principles
Ammonia-Sensing Cyanoaurate Coordination Polymers
Green Lab -
Aqueous Biphasic Systems for Liquid-Liquid Separations
Clean, Fast Palladium-Catalyzed Reactions Using Microwave Heatin and Water as a Solvent
Ionic Liquids as Benign Solvents for Sustainable Chemistry
Olefin Self-Cross Metatehsis in Ionic Liquids
Experiments with Ionic Liquids
Efficient Synthesis of Aluminium Complexes
Quantitative Synthesis of a Neutral Hexacoordinate Phosphorus Compound
Encapsulated Silicon in Haxacoordination
Domino Reactions for the Efficient Synthesis of Natural Products
Heterocyclic Phosphenium Salts
Methyltitanium Triisopropoxide
Click Chemistry
Synthesis and Recycling of Six Nickel Complexes
Disposal of Sodium and Potassium Residues
Fluor Retard
Dicopper(I) Oxalate Complexes as Molecular Precursors for Copper Deposition
Environmentally Friendly Recycling of Sodium
The Light Bulb -
On and Off
Limewater and Carbon Dioxide -
A Light Bulb Turns On and Off
Template Synthesis of a Macrobiycyle Dinitrosarcophagine
Cyclic Molecular Aluminophosphate
Preparation of Colloidal Cadmium Sulfide Quantum Dot Nanoparticles
Dendrimer Construction
Three Are Better Than One: Gathering Three Different Metals in the Same Molecule
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Author Information

Herbert W. Roesky is an Emeritus Professor for Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Goettingen. In the tradition of great European chemical lecture demonstrations he has given experimental lectures all over the world. His books "Chemical Curiosities", "Chemistry en Miniature", and "Spectacular Chemical Experiments" have been translated in many languages, and they are masterpieces for students and their teachers worldwide. His books have become an enduring part of chemical education literature. They are interesting, educational, witty and truly unique. Besides numerous honorary doctorates Herbert W. Roesky was awarded with the Leibniz Prize, Grand Prix de la Maison de la Chimie, and received from the American Chemical Society the Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry and the Award in Inorganic Chemistry.

Dietmar K. Kennepohl is Professor of Chemistry and Associate Vice President Academic at Athabasca University (AU) in Canada. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from McMaster University with a B.Sc. Honours degree in chemistry in 1984 and continued his studies in main group synthetic chemistry at the University of Alberta where he obtained a Ph.D. in 1990. He became an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in Germany where he investigated Te-N and Mn-N chemistry and later returned to Canada to design molecular metals as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Guelph. He joined Athabasca University in 1993. He holds teaching awards at both the university and national level. His research interests have included chemical education as well as petroleum, main group and coordination chemistry.
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"Encouraging a new attitude and approach to chemistry, experts from around the globe present over 40 real-life teaching experiments, divided into the five main principles of catalysis, solvents, high yield and one-pot synthesis, limiting waste and exposure, plus special topics."
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