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ERIC Number: EJ1043340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Sweet and Sustainable: Teaching the Biorefinery Concept through Biobased Gelator Synthesis
Hwang, Hyeondo Luke; Jadhav, Swapnil Rohidas; Silverman, Julian Robert; John, George
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n10 p1563-1568 Oct 2014
Undergraduate curricula have increasingly incorporated sustainable and environmentally friendly approaches in the laboratory. Learning outcomes have emphasized the importance of the principles of green chemistry, but experiments may fail to impress upon the students that large-scale conversions of biomass into a spectrum of value-added products would have a huge impact on a sustainable future. With a lecture and two-session experimental biocatalytic synthesis of functional molecular gelators, students can explore real-world applications of chemistry and become aware of the biorefinery concept.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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