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This introductory text, designed for use in the high (secondary) school classroom, provides a series of six hands-on activities with discussion questions, background information, and instructor notes. The topics covered highlight major themes drawn from the twelve principles of green chemistry. Hands-on activities include a vitamin C clock reaction, biodiesel synthesis, preparation of liquid carbon dioxide, molecular modeling, comparison of heating techniques, and enzyme-polymer activity tests for biodegradability. A CD containing classroom handouts and overheads is also included.
Summary prepared March 2006 by Kathryn Parent at the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute.
Introduction to Green Chemistry;, Print Ryan, M., Tinnesand, M., Eds.; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2002.