Green Chemistry is the utilization of a set of principles that reduces or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances in design of chemical processes. Due to extravagant costs needed to managing these wastes, tens of billions of dollars a year, there is a need to propose a way to create less waste. Emission and treatment standards continue to become more stringent, which causes these costs to continue to escalate. This book describes both the science (theory) and engineering (application) principles of Green Chemistry that lead to the generation of less waste. It explores the use of milder manufacturing conditions resulting from the use of smarter organic synthetic techniques and the maintenance of atom efficiency that can temper the effects of chemical processes. By implementing these techniques means less waste, which will save industry millions of dollars over time.
This highly informative text explores the structure, chemistry, biosynthesis and interaction of natural organic compounds, and their synthesis in the laboratory. The result is a fascinating insight into the underlying chemistry of life processes. The book also identifies the possible roles of natural products such as toxins, psychomimetics and pharmaceuticals. Each chapter is devoted to a particular class of compound and provides a broad coverage by focusing on both primary and secondary metabolite. Natural Products takes a chemical viewpoint but biological interrelationships are also discussed.