Beyond Benign

Who's Committed

St. Catherine University

Signing Date
St Paul, MN, USA

St. Catherine University’s Department of Chemistry is integrating green chemistry in to chemistry courses, including general and organic chemistry. Green Chemistry and Toxicology is also integrated into the department’s weekly seminar and topics courses. The department also encourages students to attend off campus events related to green chemistry though the MN Green Chemistry Forum and the Minnesota section of the ACS.

Faculty Size
Primary Contact
Dr. James Wollack,
Chemistry Degrees Offered


Implementation of Green Chemistry

General Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry; Biochemistry; Chemistry Education; Student-Led Toxicology

Student Groups

ACS Chemistry Club

  • Secure a microwave reactor
  • Add more green chemistry to organic and inorganic labs
  • Participate in Toxicology Working Group
  • Outreach with local Minnesota high schools
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