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Number: 2003-026-1-300

Title: Green chemistry in Russia

Task Group
: Pietro Tundo and Valery V. Lunin

Ekaterina Lokteva, Natalia Shinkova, and Sergei Zinovyev

Completion Date: 2004 - project completed

This project is aimed at increasing the awareness and interest of university students in Russian and Former USSR universities and other educational institutes and industrial chemists towards the Green/Sustainable Chemistry activities, by highlighting their general significance and presenting already on-going activities in different regions of Russia (from the Far East to St. Petersburg). The aim of project is to produce and disseminate a book like "Green Chemistry in Africa" and "Green Chemistry in Latin America. The former book is being disseminated in sub-Saharan Universities. Presently, the book "Green Chemistry in Latin America" is being prepared (IUPAC project 2002-064-1-300).

The book will be designed for university students and for industrial chemists and will be written in Russian. This makes it possible to disseminate the book not only in Russia, but also in Former USSR republics, such as Byelorussia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The book plans to underline the relevance of Green/Sustainable chemistry in general, and to elucidate its potential importance for Russia and other Former USSR countries.

Pietro Tundo, Valery Lunin and Ekaterina Lokteva will be the co-editors of the book. External referees may be contacted to evaluate the various chapters.

Chapters will be contributed by different authors from Russian Universities and Institutes. They will be written in an easily understandable way and will present on-going work in the field of Green Chemistry. The main features will be:

  • to attract and enhance attention towards Green/Sustainable Chemistry in general
  • to encourage students to specialize in the field of Green/Sustainable Chemistry
  • to improve understanding of the importance of Green/Sustainable Chemistry between industrial chemists
  • to elucidate the importance of the development of Green/Sustainable Chemistry in Russia and former USSR countries.

Chapters will be written by well-known specialists from the different regions of Russia, including Far East, Siberia, Ural, Russian North, Moscow and other. The topics of chapters thus will reflect different aspects of Green/Sustainable Chemistry that are of the most importance for each region.

The project may be a pilot initiative for future Green-Chemistry activities in Russia and Former USSR Republics by IUPAC and related associations (scientific collaborations, networking etc.)

Project completed - A volume in Russian (ISBN 5-211-05001-0) has been published by INCA, and is available online @ <http://venus.unive.it/inca/pubblicazioni.htm>

> book description Chem Int Jan/Feb 2005

Last update: 29 December 2004

<project announcement published in Chem. Int. Mar 2004>

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