Introduction to Green Chemistry

Faculty: Paul Anastas
Not Currently Offered

The goal for this course is to provide the student with an introduction to the knowledge and skills required to design, synthesize and make materials in an environmentally benign way. The course will describe the science behind environmental problems and will look at real world green chemistry products and processes and manufacturing techniques with emphasis on energy, solvents, catalysis, and bio-based materials. The class will also examine industrial case-studies where green chemistry has been successfully implemented. In addition to the environmental considerations we will also discuss the economic implications of these “real-world” cases. By the end of the semester, the students will be familiar with the global, toxicological, and physical hazards that underlie the problems facing industry and society but more importantly understand how to implement the principles of green chemistry to create solutions to these problems.