Green Chemistry

  • English

    course language

  • 4 weeks

    course duration

  • from 5 to 6 hours per week

    needed to educate

  • 1 credit points

    for credit at your university

This course Green Chemistry consists of 4 parts including introduction to Green Chemistry, Green nanomaterials, Green technologies in environmental protection, and unconventional chemical processes.


This Green Chemistry course includes 4 parts and is intended for the master students of the technical specialties related to the nano- and opto- electronics and describes the deep insights to the physical processes of photoconversion in semiconductor devices as well as basics of the modern technologies in this field.

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This course consists of video units lasting 6-15 minutes

Perosa, A., & Zecchini, F. (2007). Methods and reagents for green chemistry: an introduction. John Wiley & Sons.

Sheldon, R. A., Arends, I., & Hanefeld, U. (2007). Green chemistry and catalysis. John Wiley & Sons.


This course requires basic knowledge of physical chemistry and inorganic chemistry.

Course program

The course consists of 4 parts, including 40 units. The total duration of the course is 4 weeks.

Part 1. Introduction to Green chemistry
Unit 1. Green chemistry, sustainable development and ecology: Definitions
Unit 2. Principle 1: Prevention
Unit 3. Principle 2: Atom Economy
Unit 4. Principle 3: Less Hazardous Chemical Syntheses
Unit 5. Principle 4: Designing Safer Chemicals
Unit 6. Principle 5: Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries
Unit 7. Principle 6: Design for Energy Efficiency
Unit 8. Principle 7: Use of Renewable Feedstocks
Unit 9. Principle 8: Reduce Derivatives
Unit 10. Principle 9: Catalysis
Unit 11. Principle 10: Design for Degradation
Unit 12. Principle 11: Real-time analysis for Pollution Prevention
Unit 13. Principle 12: Inherently Safer Chemistry for Accident Prevention
Unit 14. Metrics in Green Chemistry
Unit 15. Green chemical engineering: Twelve principles

Part 2. Green Nanomaterials
Unit 1. Application of principles of “green” chemistry in the synthesis of inorganic products
Unit 2. “Green” synthesis of organic products
Unit 3. “Green” production of nanomaterials
Unit 4. “Green” design of hybrid nanomaterials
Unit 5. Metal organic frameworks
Unit 6. Bioinspired nanomaterials
Unit 7. Chemistry and toxicity
Unit 8. Nanotechnology risk mitigation matrix

Part 3. Green Technologies in environment Protection 
Unit 1. Chemistry and Environment: live in peace or rest in peace?
Unit 2. Green solutions to environmental problems: purification of air
Unit 3. Green solutions to environmental problems: purification of water
Unit 4. Remediation of soil using nanomaterials
Unit 5. CO2 capture
Unit 6. Car and environment

Parts 4. Non-Traditional Chemical Processes
Unit 1. Non-traditional “green” methods of performing the chemical processes (microwave activation, low-temperature plasma, sonochemistry)
Unit 2. Ionic liquids: good, bad and the ugly
Unit 3. Microwave activation in chemistry
Unit 4. Carbon dioxide: how to teach an old dog news tricks?
Unit 5. Renewables: an oil rival or a friend?
Unit 6. Supercritical fluids
Unit 7. Catalysis under supercritical conditions
Unit 8. One-pot syntheses
Unit 9. Tandem and domino reactions
Unit 10. Lignin processing
Unit 11. Hydrogen – the greenest energy source

Education results

As a result of mastering the course, students develop the following competencies:

Knows the principles of green chemistry.

Can give examples illustrating the principles of green chemistry.

Has knowledge of the main approaches to the design of green technologies.

Education directions

The online course could be included for the master programs related to engineering and technical disciplines.

Leonid Kustov

Prof. Dr. Sci.
Position: Doctor of chemistry, professor, head of NUST MISIS Nanochemistry and Ecology Laboratory, chief researcher at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Alexander Kustov

Position: Senior Researcher of NUST MISIS Nanochemistry and Ecology Laboratory


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Стоимость обучения на курсе - 3600 Р

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