Greener pastures in the curriculum

Mary M. Kirchhoff, American Chemical Society, 1155 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

ABSTRACT: The incorporation of green chemistry into the curriculum has logically focused on organic, as this branch of chemistry features numerous examples of environmentally friendly products and processes. Introducing green chemistry concepts into other courses, where connections may seem less obvious, can be challenging. Alternatives to organic solvents, for example, feature prominently in green chemistry, but where is the relevance in general or physical chemistry? Can green chemistry examples in organic be adapted to other areas of chemistry? This presentation will highlight opportunities and strategies for expanding green chemistry throughout the curriculum.