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This text highlights ten technologies drawn from the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. Featured topics include an atom-economical synthesis of ibuprofen, supercritical carbon dioxide dry cleaning, polyester regeneration, microbial synthesis of adipic acid from renewable feedstocks, environmentally safe marine antifoulant, selective insecticide, polystyrene foam with carbon dioxide blowing agent, hydrogen peroxide activator catalyst, and polyaspartic acid polymer. Introductory material and instructor notes provide a helpful guidance for use in class lecture and discussion. Suitable for undergraduate seminar courses, or drop-in class exercises or lecture material, the text is sold with the companion video, Green Chemistry: Innovations for a Cleaner World, featuring interviews with three of the featured award winners.
Summary prepared March 2006 by Kathryn Parent at the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute.
Cann, M. C.; Connelly, M. E. Real-World Cases in Green Chemistry, Print 2000; pp 1-74.