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Lesson Three: Applying the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry

Module Four: Real World Solutions


The following questions are meant to give you an idea of this module's main learning objectives.  If you feel comfortable answering the questions without reviewing your notes, then you are on your way to knowing the content of this module.

  • What qualities do all of the “real life” solutions discussed in this module have in common?
  • What are the categories in which the Presidential Green Challenge Award awarded?  Who is eligible for these awards?
  • How is Codexis’ method of creating hydroxynitrile an improvement over previous methods?
  • Which of the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry are exemplified in the more sustainable method of Suzuki coupling discussed in this module?

Creative Thinking Challenges

  • Find an example of sustainable chemistry being put into place; which of the Twelve Principles are being used to create the practical solution?
  • What are the main application areas for bisphenol A?  What might have led industrial chemists to select that particular molecule for so many different applications?  How might a green chemist go about developing alternatives to bisphenol A?

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