Beyond Benign

Who's Committed

Elmhurst College

Signing Date
Elmhurst, IL, USA

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Elmhurst College is committed to teaching students about Green Chemistry principles. Students learn about and implement green techniques in the teaching laboratories and seminar series. In addition, our undergraduate research program includes a variety of green chemistry projects.

Faculty Size
Primary Contact
Dr. Colleen Munro-Leighton,
Chemistry Degrees Offered

Minor; BS

Implementation of Green Chemistry

Organic chemistry; Inorganic chemistry; Analytical chemistry; Biochemistry; Physical chemistry; Research

Student Groups

Chemistry club


Add Toxicology to courses that allow critical thinking; Continue to use safer solvents; Reduce Waste within the lab

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