INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN MICROBIOLOGIA Y PARASITOLOGIA MEDICA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Una fundamentación para la Incorporación de la química verde en los currículos de la química orgánica
D, MANSILLA; G. MUSCIA; E. UGLIAROLO
Revista Educación Quimica
Año: 2014 vol. 25 p. 56 - 56
Green Chemistry proposes the design of products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. This new philosophy seeks to train the next generation of scientists in the methodologies, techniques and principles that are central to the area. The Green Chemistry must be involved into the currículo as an integral part of the chemistry courses of the Pharmacy and Biochemistry careers, at the University of Buenos Aires. In order to determine whether students have knowledge about Sustainable Chemistry they were questioned, with appropriate inquiries, on the target discipline. Almost all students are not related with the Green Chemistry principles; thus, taking into account the obtained results it must be highlighted the necessity to lead into the Green Chemistry Protocol in the curricula of common chemistry courses. The introduction in the currículo of concepts related to the discipline is made possible since small changes could be made in the practical work. As a specific example referred to the oxidation of cyclohexanol to cyclohexanone using a methodology and reagents that present multiple advantages compared to traditional technique.