Green Methods in Organic Synthesis
0.5 Credit

An increased demand for clean and efficient methods in organic synthesis has had a profound impact on academia and industry in recent years. This course will review historical aspects of industrial organic synthesis, highlighted by examples from the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries, and survey recent developments in methodology that aim to lessen the environmental impact of large-scale organic synthesis. Topics may include but not be limited to catalysis, ionic liquids and supercritical CO2 as solvents for organic synthesis, and fluorous and microwave technologies.