Green chemistry program slated
Posted: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 11:32 am
The Messenger 03.03.10
Dr. John E. Bartmess, University of Tennessee at Knoxville professor, will present a seminar on a green chemistry perspective on solvents at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 317 of the Johnson EPS Building at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
The talk is sponsored by the Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS).
The chapter has won the Green Chapter from the ACS Green Chemistry Institute for more years than any other of the more than 900 chapters nationwide. The lecture is free and open to the public.
There is a worldwide effort to make chemical processes, especially at the industrial level, more “green,” with fewer and more environmentally benign byproducts in the production of needed chemicals.
One aspect of this is the potential use of ionic liquids (ILs) to replace volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as solvents for reactions. Unlike VOCs, ILs do not evaporate when spilled, and have a much lower pollution potential.
Bartmess did his undergraduate work at Rice University and earned a doctorate at Northwestern University in 1975. After postdoctoral research at the University of California-Irvine, he taught at Indiana University for seven years before moving to UT in 1984.
For more information, contact Dr. S.K. Airee, UT Martin professor of chemistry, at (731) 881-7454.
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