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Mestrado Universitario en Ciencias. Tecnoloxías e Xestión Ambiental (plan 2012)
  Green Chemistry
Topic Sub-topic
Topic 1. Principles and Concepts of Sustainable Chemistry Introduction.
Definition of sustainable chemistry.
Sustainable development and green chemistry.
The Twelve Principles of green chemistry
Atom economy. Definition. Examples.
Toxicity. Measuring toxicity. Associated risks.
Measuring and controlling environmental performance.
Waste minimization techniques.
Topic 2. Catalysis and Green Chemistry Introduction to catalysis. Catalyst types
Heterogeneous catalysts. Introduction. Zeolites. Industrial applications
Homogeneous catalysis. Transition-metal catalysis.
Asymmetric catalysis. Introduction. Basic concepts. Examples.
Phase-transfer catalysis.
Topic 3. Alternate solvents with low toxicity Introduction.
Solvent free systems.
Supercritical fluids.
Water as reaction solvent.
Ionic liquids.
Fluorous biphase solvents.
Topic 4. Renewable Resources Basic concepts.
Energy from renewable resources.
Chemicals from renewable feedstocks
Topic 5. Non-conventional reaction conditions and alternative energy sources Photochemical reactions.
Chemistry using microwaves.
Electrochemical synthesis.
Designing Greener Processes.
Topic 6. Industrial case studies
Industrial case studies of sustainable chemistry
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