2019-2020 / CHIM0683-2

Green chemistry


5h Th, 20h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in chemistry (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in chemistry (60 ECTS)3 crédits 


Aurore Richel

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Definition of the "green chemistry" concept - Description of the 12 founding principles - Metric system (atoms economy, carbon economy, environmental factor, parameters for material recovery, recycling ...) - REACh regulation - Study of the main research activities in the field based on recent examples from the literature: - Chemical and enzymatic catalysis - Alternative reaction conditions - Use of renewable raw materials - Risk management - Environmental aspects and waste management

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of this cours, students will be able to: - understand and explain the main concepts and trends in green chemistry - use metrics of green chemistry to assess the 'greenness' of a chemical (industrial) process

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basic knowledges in organic chemistry

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Theoretical lectures
Laboratory activities 

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Problem-based learning

Recommended or required readings

- Bibliography available at the library of the Biomass and Green Technologies Lab 
- Papers in international journals

Assessment methods and criteria

Personal work  (100%)

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

Lectures and activities in Problem-based Learning (12h)


Prof. Aurore Richel
Biomass and Green Technologies Lab 
Phone: 081/62.26.33
E-mail: a.richel@uliege.be