Green chemistry in the organic laboratory: A beginning

Gary O. Spessard, Department of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN 55057-1098

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ABSTRACT: At St. Olaf College we are working to incorporate green chemistry experiments throughout our curriculum. Significant progress has been made in the organic teaching laboratory courses. This talk will describe some of the history of our development work and present specific examples of experiments we have developed. Also addressed will be the challenges we have encountered thus far, ideas for obtaining funding for the development of green chemistry experiments, our successes in the lab to date, and future directions for our work.