Green Chemistry: An Introductory Text (Hardback)Mike Lancaster (author)
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Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 662 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
Green Chemistry. An Introductory Text
RSC Publishing, Cambridge, UK, 2010, 340pp (HB) ISBN 9781847558732
Reviewed by Lucy Mitton
'... Lancaster was the former manager of the UK's Green Chemistry Network, and his book, Green chemistry: an introductory text, is a genuine introduction to the subject for undergraduate and postgraduate students, based as it is on clean chemical technology modules taught at the University of York. Much of the book should be understood by a general readership.
Starting from the 12 principles of green chemistry expounded by Paul Anastas in 1998, Lancaster, in a series of well written chapters, discusses such topics as waste minimisation, catalysis, solvents, environmental performance, renewable resources and alternative energy sources.
Lancaster's book is not just about green chemistry in the laboratory, but has several chapters on the industrial scene - developing greener technologies and processes as illust