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Module Title LM Green Chemistry
Department Chemistry
Module Code 03 39884
Module Lead Dr Adam Michalchuk
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-16 hours
Guided independent study-84 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description Cleaner and greener methods for chemical synthesis are critical to a more sustainable future and chemists are constantly searching for more efficient catalysts, more atom-economical reactions and ways to reduce reliance on organic solvents. In this module we will explore the fundamental principles that underpin green chemistry, and we will begin to look at how some of the methods of green chemistry can be applied across a range of reactions.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Explain the twelve principles of green chemistry.
  • Explain how green approaches offer a more sustainable approach to chemical synthesis.
  • Discuss the factors that are important when reducing reliance on conventional solvents for chemical synthesis.
  • Discuss the benefits of solvent-free chemical synthesis and explain the key factors that are important in designing a solvent-free process.
Assessment 39884-01 : Module Assessment : Exam (School Arranged) - Written Unseen (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:

20% in-course assessment (six in-course worksheets, each comprising ten multiple-choice questions)

80% written exam (two hours duration)


Written examination (2 h duration) in the University Supplementary Examination Period.
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