163.149 Green Chemistry
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to evaluate whether a given transformation or process can be considered as environmentally benign and sustainable, and which parameters need to be tuned in order to reach this goal.

Subject of course

1.) The 12 principles of green chemistry (Prevention / Atom economy / Less hazardous chemical synthesis / Designing safer chemicals / Safer solvents and auxiliaries / Design for energy efficiency / Use of renewable feedstocks / Reduce derivatives / Catalysis / Design for degradation / Real time analysis for pollution prevention / Inherently safer chemistry for accident prevention)

2.) Green Chemistry Metrics (E-Factor, Atom efficiency, Mass Intensity, Space time yield, effective mass yield etc.)

3.) Catalysis (solid acid/base catalysis, zeolites as catalysts, etc.)

4.) Modern metal assisted transformations (C-H activation, catalysis by non-precious metals, nano catalysis, photoredox catalysis, etc.)

5.) Biodegradable polymers

6.) Solvent free reactions

7.) Multistep reactions

8.) Ultrasound chemistry

9.) Flow chemistry

10.) Microwave chemistry

11.) In-line IR monitoring

12.) Biofuels and other fine chemicals from carbohydrates

13.) Mechanochemistry

14.) Enzymatic reactions

15.) Alternative reaction media (Reactions in ionic liquids, supercritical CO2,¿)

Teaching methods

Presentations with room for questions.

Mode of examination




Course dates

Tue08:00 - 10:0020.10.2020 - 26.01.2021Seminarraum Lehar 03 Vorlesung
Green Chemistry - Single appointments
Tue20.10.202008:00 - 10:00Seminarraum Lehar 03 Vorlesung
Tue27.10.202008:00 - 10:00Seminarraum Lehar 03 Vorlesung
Tue03.11.202008:00 - 10:00Seminarraum Lehar 03 Vorlesung
Tue10.11.202008:00 - 10:00Seminarraum Lehar 03 Vorlesung
Tue17.11.202008:00 - 10:00Seminarraum Lehar 03 Vorlesung
Tue24.11.202008:00 - 10:00Seminarraum Lehar 03 Vorlesung
Tue01.12.202008:00 - 10:00Seminarraum Lehar 03 Vorlesung
Tue15.12.202008:00 - 10:00Seminarraum Lehar 03 Vorlesung
Tue12.01.202108:00 - 10:00Seminarraum Lehar 03 Vorlesung
Tue19.01.202108:00 - 10:00Seminarraum Lehar 03 Vorlesung
Tue26.01.202108:00 - 10:00Seminarraum Lehar 03 Vorlesung

Examination modalities

written exam, 10 questions, 10 points each.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri - 24.09.2021written27.08.2021 00:01 - 19.09.2021 23:59TISSPrüfung 24-09-2021

Course registration

Not necessary



No lecture notes are available.