[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Home Monash Info News and Events Campuses and Faculties Monash University
Monash University Handbooks


Sustainable Chemistry (6 points)


Leader: Dr Peter Junk

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: Development of and reasons for Green Chemistry are developed in the context of the 'principles of Green Chemistry'. Hazard and risk, replacement of toxic reagents / products, use of renewable resources and energy and atom efficiency in chemical transformations are investigated using specific, relevant examples and critical evaluation of green technologies in industry. Energy chemistry deals with the importance of energy to society; the ultimate origin and fate of energy; emissions vs pollution; fossil fuels - origins, geochemical transformations and accumulation; routes to synthetic fuels; biofuels, fuel cells, solar cells and rechargeable batteries.

Assessment: One 2.5 hour examination: 60% + Assignments: 10% + Laboratory work and short laboratory reports: 30%

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures, one 1-hour tutorial and the equivalent of 3 hours laboratory activity per week

Prerequisites: 12 points of level-one chemistry and normally 12 points of level-two chemistry, students without these should consult the coordinator

Help | Contacts | Site Map | Staff Directory | Search