Green chemistry and catalysis Roger A. Sheldon, Isabel Arends, Ulf HanefeldPublisher: [Lugar de publicación no identificado] Wiley-VCH 2007Description: xiv, 433 pages Illustrations, figures, tables 24 cmContent type: Media type: Carrier type: ISBN: 978527307159Subject(s): Acido | Hidrolisis | Productos QuimicosDDC classification: 660
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Introduction: green chemistry and catalysis. - - Solid acids and bases as catalysts. - - Catalytic reductions. - - Catalytic oxidations. - - Catalytic carbon-carbon bond formation. - - Hidrolysis. - - Catalysis in novel reaction media. - - Chemicals from renewable raw materials. - - Process integration and cascade catalysis.
The publication of books such as silent spring by Rachel Carson and the closing circle by Barry Commoner, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, focused attention on the negative side effects of industrial and economic growth on our natural environment. However, the resulting environmental movement was not fully endorsed by the chemical industry. It was the publication, two decades later in 1987, of the report our common future by the world commission on evironment and development which marked a turning point in industrial and societal impact. The report emphasized that industrial development must be sustainable over time, that is it must meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.