Beyond Benign

Who's Committed

Institute of Chemistry – UNESP

Signing Date
2/21/2019
Location
Araraquara /SP, Brazil
Description

The Institute of Chemistry at UNESP believes that teaching students about Green Chemistry principles is a cornerstone of their formation as future chemists and citizens for a more sustainable world.

We are committed to the advance of Green Chemistry through research, teaching, and most importantly promoting the engagement of society.

Faculty Size
79
Primary Contact
Cintia Milagre , cintia.milagre@unesp.br
Chemistry Degrees Offered

Chemistry B.S., Chemistry M.S., Chemistry, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering

Implementation of Green Chemistry

The Institute of Chemistry at UNESP has been incorporating Green Chemistry in their teaching and research activities. We will do our best to:

  • Continue to teach the elective courses “Biocatalysis: fundaments and aspects of Green Chemistry” (responsible: Organic Chemistry Department) and “Introduction to Green Chemistry” (responsible: Analytical Chemistry Department)
    Continue to exposure the entire community (students, researchers, professors and employees) to seminars about green chemistry given by PhD students and invited speakers
  • Continue to develop a greener organic and analytical chemistry laboratory curriculum and expand it for the other areas
  • Continue to advance a community of practice for green chemistry
  • Collaborate with other GCC signers
Student Groups

PET Química is very active and organize specific activities to promote green chemistry such as seminars by invited speakers and community outreach.  Química Jr offers consulting, project development and chemical analysis for local companies. Among the services provided, the “Green Project” offers solutions focusing on greener alternatives.

Goals
  • Incorporate lectures about Green Chemistry principles in the mandatory course for freshman students;
  • Incorporate lectures about Green Chemistry metrics in the mandatory course;
  • Work more with local high school teachers in the area;
  • Write and set up a play with the Alquimia undergraduate theatre group
Resources Used

Webinars from CERSusChem, Journal articles, Textbooks: Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice – Paul T. Anastas and John C. Warner ; Química Verde – fundamentos e aplicações – Arlene G. Corrêa e Vânia G. Zuin; Química Orgânica Experimental: uma abordagem de química verde – Arlene G. Corrêa, Kleber T. Oliveira, Marcio W. Paixão and Timothy J. Brocksom; 5-Day workshop general materials from The Global Green Chemistry Initiative by UNIDO and the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale University