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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Course Description

Fundamentals of Green Chemistry*


Ecotechnologies, second-level study programme


prof. dr. Stojan Stavber


● To introduce the basic principles of green chemistry as the foundation for sustainable development.
● To deal with the most important policies in the area which integrates chemistry, environment, technology and materials.
● Critical evaluation and planning of relevant technological processes and chemical products.
● To understand the key role of catalysts in accomplishing the main objectives of green chemistry.

Seminar work:
● Selected cases associated with the postgraduate’s research theme will be discussed.


This course comprises the following general topics which shall be targeted in consideration of the developmental orientations of the students:
● Basic principles of green chemistry
● Green chemistry as a reduction process
● Green chemistry as the basis of sustainable development
● Principal milestones, contemporary concepts, development directions
● Economical, ecological, technical and safety aspects of green chemistry, priorities, interconnections, limitations
● Global and local environmental processes
● Persistent atmospheric pollutants, halogenated compounds, specific role of fluorine compounds
● Evaluation and planning of green technological processes, chemical products and materials
● Use of catalysts in green technologies
● Incorporation and promotion of green chemistry in the postgraduates’ projects.

Course literature:

Basic literature:
● P. T. Anastas, J. Warner. Green Chemistry. New York: Oxford University Press (1998), 135 p., ISBN 0-19-850234-6
● M. Lancaster. Green Chemistry: An Introductory Text. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry (2002), 310 p., ISBN 0-85404-620-8
Additional/optional literature:
● P. Tundo, P. Anastas (eds.). Green Chemistry Challenging Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2000), 282 p.,ISBN 0-19-850455-1
● J. M. Thomas, W. J. Thomas. Principles and Practice of Heterogeneous Catalysis. Weinheim: VCH (1997), 669 p.,ISBN 3-527-29288-8
● P. T. Anastas, L. G. Heine, T. C. Williamson (eds.). Green Engineering. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2001), 352 p.,ISBN 0-8412-3677-1
● G. Ertl, H. Knozinger, J. Weitkamp (eds.). Environmental Catalysis. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH (1999), 236 p., ISBN 3527-29827-4
● R. A. Sheldon, I. Arends, U. Hanefeld. Green Chemistry and Catalysis. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH (2007), 433 p., ISBN 978-3-527-30715-9
● G. P. Brasseur, R. G. Prinn, A. A. P. Pszenny (eds.). Atmospheric Chemistry in a Changing World. Berlin: Springer-Verlag (2003), 300 p., ISBN 3-540-4300-4
● Selected chapters and papers from recent periodical or serial publications (e.g. Green Chemistry).

Significant publications and references:

1. STAVBER, Stojan, ZUPAN, Marko. N-fluoro-1,4-diazoniabicyclo[2.2.2]octane dication salts; efficient fluorinating agents and functionalization mediators for organic compounds. V: RAHMAN, Atta-ur- (ur.), LAALI, Kenneth K. (ur.). Advances in organic synthesis. Volume 2. 2nd ed. Hilversum: Bentham Science Publishers, 2006, str. 213-268. [COBISS.SI-ID 19778855]
2. STAVBER, Stojan, JEREB, Marjan, ZUPAN, Marko. Electrophilic iodination of organic compounds using elemental iodine or iodides. Synthesis (Stuttg.), 2008, no. 10, str. 1487-1513. [COBISS.SI-ID 21721639], [JCR, WoS, št. citatov do 6. 4. 2012: 51, brez avtocitatov: 43, normirano št. citatov: 18]
3. STAVBER, Stojan. Recent advances in the application of Selectfluor[sup](TM)F-TEDA-BF[sub]4 as a versatile mediator or catalyst in organic synthesis. Molecules (Basel), 2011, vol. 16, no. 8, str. 6432-6464, doi: 10.3390/molecules16086432. [COBISS.SI-ID 24931879], [JCR, WoS, št. citatov do 11. 4. 2012: 3, brez avtocitatov: 3, normirano št. citatov: 1]
4. STAVBER, Gaj, STAVBER, Stojan. Towards greener fluorine organic chemistry : direct electrophilic fluorination of carbonyl compounds in water and under solvent-free reaction conditions. Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis. [Print ed.], 2010, vol. 352, no. 16, str. 2838-3846, doi: 10.1002/adsc.201000477. [COBISS.SI-ID 24083239], [JCR, WoS, št. citatov do 6. 4. 2012: 5, brez avtocitatov: 5, normirano št. citatov: 4]
5. STAVBER, Gaj, ISKRA, Jernej, ZUPAN, Marko, STAVBER, Stojan. Aerobic oxidative iodination of ketones catalysed by sodium nitrite on water or in a micelle-based aqueous system. Green chem. (Print), 2009, vol. 11, no. 8, str. 1262-1267, doi: 10.1039/b902230a. [COBISS.SI-ID 22670375], [JCR, WoS, št. citatov do 6. 10. 2011: 7, brez avtocitatov: 5, normirano št. citatov: 2]


Seminar paper and oral exam (100%)

Students obligations:

Seminar paper and oral exam.