Special Issue "Greener and Sustainable Chemistry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2013)
Prof. Dr. Rajender S. Varma
1. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ORD National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Water Systems Division/Water Resources Recovery Branch, 26 West M.L.K. Dr., MS 443, Cincinnati, OH 45268, USA
2. Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Faculty of Science, Palacky University, Olomouc, Šlechtitelů 11, 783 71 Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Interests: organic chemistry; nanotechnology; synthetic organic chemistry; heterogeneous atalysis; synthetic heterocyclic chemistry; nano-catalysis; microwave assisted organic synthesis
Chemistry in the new millennium is embracing the concept of “green chemistry” and “sustainability” to meet the scientific challenges of protecting the human health and environment while maintaining commercial success of newer processes. This emerging area of Green Chemistry is defined as “the utilization of a set of principles that reduces or eliminates the use or generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture, and application of chemical products” and envisages minimum hazard as the performance criteria while designing new chemical protocols. Among others, the desired approach may encompass alternative activation methodology, such as mechanochemical mixing, and microwave-, and ultrasonic irradiation. Essentially, the strategy has to follow “benign by design” principles and make an effort to utilize renewable resources wherever possible. The contributions in this issue try to address some of these issues for sustainability.
Dr. Rajender S. Varma
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- benign by design
- solvent-free chemistry
- chemistry in water
- mechanochemical mixing
- microwave irradiation
- ultrasonic irradiation