The Chemical Educator
ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)
Abstract Volume 21
(2016) pp 133-135
An Advanced Multi-Step Project in Green Chemistry: Using Ionic Liquids in MoO3/H2O2 Catalyzed Epoxidation of cis-Cyclooctene
Francisco Montilla, Antonio Pastor, and Agustín Galindo*
Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Sevilla, Aptdo 1203, 41071 Sevilla, Spain; email@example.com
Published: 15 July 2016
Abstract. An advanced project in green chemistry is presented for introducing graduate or last-year undergraduate students to several concepts of sustainable chemistry. Molybdenum catalyzed epoxidation of cis-cyclooctene with hydrogen peroxide was carried out in the room temperature ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate, [C4mim][PF6], under different reaction conditions. The project introduces students to a number of topics of interest in green chemistry (catalysis, green solvents and oxidants, recycling, green metrics evaluation) through a lab experience simulating research-level experimentation.
Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; inorganic chemistry; green chemistry
(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
One supporting file is available. A student handout, Instructor notes, and Sample Student Spectra and Other Data (390 KB).