Beyond Benign

Who's Committed

SUNY Fredonia

Signing Date
Fredonia, NY, USA

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at SUNY Fredonia prepares its majors with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills with rigorous course work combined with practical lab experiences. There is a specific focus on problem solving in the laboratory and the use of advanced instrumental techniques. Green Chemistry is being introduced in the freshman chemistry lecture and labs, and skills are developed in organic, biochemistry and analytical labs.

Faculty Size
Primary Contact
Dr. Matthew Fountain,
Chemistry Degrees Offered


Implementation of Green Chemistry

General chemistry; Organic chemistry; Biochemistry; Analytical chemistry

Student Groups

Chemistry Club

  • Increase adoption of green chemistry labs in general, organic and beyond
  • Teach toxicology course for chemistry majors
  • Add green chemistry polymer experiments
Resources Used

A Greener Approach for Measuring Colligative Properties, J. Chem. Ed., 82(1), 2005, 116-119; Oxidation of Borneol to Camphor Using Oxone and Catalytic Sodium Chloride, J. Chem. Ed., 88, 2011, 652-656

Case Study: A Laboratory Sequence for Reducing Waste in the General Chemistry Laboratory