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A world where the emphasis has shifted to being as green and environmentally friendly as possible leads to the requirement of this important 3-book set of the Handbook of Green Chemistry edited by the father and pioneer of Green Chemistry, Professor Paul Anastas.

This series summarises the significant body of work that has accumulated over the past decade that details the breakthroughs, innovation and creativity within Green Chemistry and Engineering.

Set II comprises of 3 books, with each volume focussing on a different area and edited by leading scientists in the field:

Supercritical Solvents - Editors: W. Leitner and P. G. Jessop
Ionic Liquids - Editors: P. Wasserscheid and A. Stark
Reactions in Water - Editor: C.-J. Li

An essential collection for anyone wishing to gain an understanding of the world of green chemistry and for a variety of chemists, environmental agencies and chemical engineers.

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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Overall, these 3 volumes bring readers up-to-date with the currentthinking and new applications of green solvents and are recommendedreading for scientists and engineers involved in green issues."(Organic Process Research & Development Journal, 2011)

"Set II of this essential collection of essays reviews thesignificant advances in innovative, creative research in greenchemistry and engineering that has been carried out during the lastdecade. It augurs well for the future volumes in the series, and Irecommend it to chemists, chemical engineers and anyone interestedin understanding the accelerating field of green chemistry."(Chemistry & Industry, February 7, 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527315741
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/21/2010
  • Series: Handbook of Green Chemistry Series , #13
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1412
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 3.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Series Editor
Paul T. Anastas joined Yale University as Professor and iserves asthe Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and GreenEngineering at Yale. From 2004-2006, Paul Anastas has been theDirector of the Green Chemistry Institute in Washington, D.C. UntilJune of 2004 he served as Assistant Director for Environment at eWhite House Office of Science and Technology Policy where hisresponsibilities included a wide range of environmental scienceissues including furthering international public-privatecooperation in areas of Science for Sustainability such as GreenChemistry. In 1991, he established theindustry-government-university partnership Green Chemistry Program,which was expanded to include basic research, and the PresidentialGreen Chemistry Challenge Awards. He has published and editedseveral books in the field of Green Chemistry and developed the 12principles of Green Chemistry.'

Volume Editors - Volume 4
Philip Jessop is the Canada Research Chair of Green Chemistry atQueen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. After his Ph.D.(Inorganic Chemistry, UBC, 1991) and a postdoctoral appointment atthe University of Toronto, he took a contract research position inthe Research Development Corp. of Japan under the supervision ofRyoji Noyori, investigating reactions in supercritical CO2. As aprofessor at the University of California-Davis (1996-2003) andthen at Queen's University, he has studied green solvents, theconversion of waste CO2 to useful products, and aspects of H2chemistry. He has presented popular chemistry shows to thousands ofmembers of the public. Distinctions include the Canadian CatalysisLectureship Award (2004), a Canada Research Chair (2003 topresent), and the NSERC Polanyi Award (1008). He has chaired the2007 CHEMRAWN and ICCDU Conference on Greenhouse Gases, will chairthe 2010 3rd International IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry, andserves as Technical Director of GreenCentre Canada.

Walter Leitner was born in 1963. He obtained his Ph.D. with Prof.Henri Brunner at Regensburg University in 1989 and was aPostdoctoral Fellow with Prof. John M. Brown at the University ofOxford. After research within the Max-Planck-Society under thementorship of Profs. Eckhard Dinjus (Jena) and Manfred T. Reetz(Mulheim), he was appointed Chair of Technical Chemsitry andPetrochemistry at RWTH Aachen University in 2002 as successor toProf. Willi Keim. Walter Leitner is External Scientific Member ofthe Max-Planck-Institut fur Kohlenforschung und Scientific Directorof CAT, the joint Catalysis Research Center of RWTH Aachen and theBayer Company.
His research interests are the molecular and reaction engineeringprinciples of catalysis as a fundamental science and key technologyfor Green Chemistry. In particular, this includes the developmentand synthetic application of organometallic catalysts and the usealternative reaction media, especially supercritical carbondioxide, in multiphase catalysis. Walter Leitner has published morethan 170 publications in this field and co-edited among others thefirst edition of "Synthesis using Supercritical Fluids" and thehandbook on "Multiphase Homogeneous Catalysis". Since 2004, heserves as the Scientific Editor of the Journal "Green Chemistry"published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The research of histeam has been recognized with several awards including theGerhard-Hess-Award of the German Science Foundation (1997), theOtto-Roelen-Medal of Dechema (2001), and the Wohler-Award of theGerman Chemical Society (2009).

Volume Editor - Volume 5
Chao-Jun Li (FRSC, UK) received his PhD at McGill University (1992)and was an NSERC Postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University(1992-1994). He was an Assistant Professor (1994), AssociateProfessor (1998) and Full Professor (2000-2003) at TulaneUniversity, where he received a NSF CAREER Award (1998) in organicsynthesis and the 2001 US Presidential Green Chemistry ChallengeAward (Academic). In 2003, he became a Canada Research Chair (TierI) in Organic/Green Chemistry and a Professor of Chemistry atMcGill University in Canada. He serves as the Co-Chair of theCanadien Green Chemistry and Engineering Network, the Director ofCFI Infrastructure for Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals, andCo-Director of the FQRNT Center for Green Chemistry and Catalysis(Quebec). He is the current Associate Editor for Americas for thejournal of Green Chemistry (published by the Royal Society ofChemistry). He has been widely recognized as the leader in GreenChemistry for Organic Synthesis in developing innovative andfundamentally new organic reactions that defy conventionalreactivities and have high synthetic efficiency.

Volume Editors - Volume 6
Annegret Stark studied pharmaceutical chemistry at the Universityof Applied Sciences in Isny, Germany. She conducted her diplomathesis in 1997 in the labs of R.D. Singer at St. Mary's Universityin Halifax, Nova Scotia, who inspired her to take up a researcher'scareer in the field of ionic liquids. After finishing her PhD inK.R. Seddon's research group at the Queen's University of Belfast,Northern Ireland, in 2001, she moved on to South Africa for aSASOL-sponsored postdoc in the group of H.G. Raubenheimer atStellenbosch University (2001-2003).
Since 2003, she heads her own research group at the Institute forTechnical Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry (B. Ondruschka) ofthe Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, Germany. Her researchfocus lies, on the one hand, on the elucidation ofstructure-induced interactions between ionic liquids and solutes,and the resulting effects on the reactivity of these. On the otherhand, she is interested in the application of microreactiontechnology, e.g. in the conversion of highly reactiveintermediates. Both, ionic liquids and microreaction technology,are exploited as tools with the goal to provide sustainablechemical and engineering concepts.
Since October 2009, she has been an interim professor for TechnicalChemistry at the TU Chemnitz, Germany.

Peter Wasserscheid studied chemistry at the RWTH Aachen. Afterreceiving his diploma in 1995 he joined the group of Prof. W. Keimat the Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry at theRWTH Aachen for his PhD thesis. In 1998 he moved to BP Chemicals inSunbury/GB for an industrial postdoc for six months. He returned tothe Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry at the RWTHAachen where he completed his habilitation entitled "Ionic Liquids- a new Solvent Concept for Catalysis". In the meantime, he becameco-founder of Solvent Innovation GmbH, Cologne, one of the leadingcompanies in ionic liquid production and application (sinceDecember 2007 a 100% affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt). In 2003he moved to Erlangen as successor Prof. Emig and since then isheading the Institute of Reaction Engineering. In 2005 he alsobecame head of the department "Chemical and Bioengineering" of theUniversity Erlangen-Nuremberg. P. Wasserscheid has received severalawards including the Max-Buchner-award of DECHEMA (2001), theInnovation Award of the German Economy (2003, category "start-up")together with Solvent Innovations GmbH and the Leibniz Award of theGerman Science Foundation (2006). His key research interests arethe reaction engineering aspects of multiphase catalytic processeswith a particular focus on ionic liquid reaction media. TheWasserscheid group belongs to the top research teams in thedevelopment and application of ionic liquids in general, and indeveloping the ionic liquid technology for catalytic applicationsin special. For various reaction types the group has successfullydemonstrated greatly enhanced performance of ionic liquid basedcatalyst systems vs. conventional systems.
Peter Wasserscheid has a scientific track record of more than 130publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals plus many papersin the form of proceedings. Moreover, he is a co-inventor of morethan 40 patents, most of them in the field of ionic liquids.

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Table of Contents

High-pressure Methods and Equipment
Basic Physical Properties, Phase Behavior and Solubility
Expanded Liquid Phases in Catalysis: Gas-expanded Liquids andLiquid-Supercritical Fluid Biphasic Systems
Synthetic Organic Chemistry in Supercritical Fluids
Heterogeneous Catalyis
Enzymatic Catalysis
Polymerization in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
Synthesis of Nanomaterials
Photochemical and Photo-induced Reactions in Supercritical FluidSolvents
Electrochemical Reactions
Coupling Reactions and Separation in Tunable Fluids: PhaseTransfer-Catalysis and Acid-catalyzed Reactions
Chemistry in Near- and Supercritical Water
The Principles of and Reasons for Using Water as a Solvent forGreen Chemistry
Green Acid Catalysis in Water
Green Bases in Water
Green Oxidation in Water
Green Reduction in Water
Coupling Reactions in Water
'On Water' for Green Chemistry
Pericyclic Reactions in Water, Towards Green Chemistry
Non-conventional Energy Sources for Green Synthesis in Water(Microwave, Ultrasound, and Photo)
Functionalization of Carbohydrates in Water
Water Under Extreme Conditions for Green Chemistry
Water as a Green Solvent for Pharmaceutical Applications
Water as a Green Solvent for Bulk Chemicals
Part I: Green Synthesis
The Green Synthesis of Ionic Liquids
Part II: Green Synthesis Using Ionic Liquids
Green Organic Synthesis in Ionic Liquids
Transition Metal Catalysis in Ionic Liquids
Ionic Liquids in the Manufacture of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural fromSaccharides. An Example of the Conversion of Renewable Resources toPlatform Chemicals
Cellulose Dissolution and Processing with Ionic Liquids
Part III: Ionic Liquids in Green Engineering
Green Separation Processes with Ionic Liquids
Applications of Ionic Liquids in Electrolyte Systems
Ionic Liquids as Lubricants
New Working Pairs for Absorption Chillers
Part IV: Ionic Liquids and the Environment
Design of Inherently Safer Ionic Liquids: Toxicology andBiodegradation
Eco-efficiency Analysis of an Industrially Implemented IonicLiquid-based Process — the BASF BASIL Process
Perspectives of Ionic Liquids as Environmentally Benign Substitutesfor Molecular Solevents

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