Course detail

Green Chemistry

FCH-MA_ENG10Acad. year: 2021/2022

Principles and concepts of green chemistry, ionic liquids, green solvents, (bio)catalysis and biomaterials, designing greener processes, chemical assessment, GHS vs. Ecotoxicology.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students learn:
Principles and strategies of green chemistry
Chemistry and use of Ionic liquids
Application of green solvents
Designing greener processes


basics of general and organic chemistry


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.


Lancaster M. Green chemistry. An introductory text. 2002. RCS. (EN)
Kerton F.M. Alternative Solvents for Green Chemistry. 2009 RSC (EN)
Lichtfouse, E. Schwarzbauer J. , R. Didier. Environmental Chemistry - Green Chemistry and Pollutants. 2004. Springer (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Seminars 1h/week, laboratory exercises 3h/week, the e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

individual project, written examination

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. – 2. Principles of green chemistry
2. Basic concepts, principles and strategies
3. – 4. Ionic liquids
5. Green solvents
6. Green chemistry and pollutants
7. (Bio)catalysis and biomaterials
8. – 9. Industrial examples
10. Designing greener processes
11. Chemical Assessment, GHS vs. Ecotoxicology
12. – 13. Project Green Chemistry – independent work


The students understand the principles of green chemistry. The students are familiar with the process of scientific work in the field of green chemistry and are able to derive research-oriented experiments from hypotheses, to develop and to carry out the core points of scientific articles and to elaborate them in hypothesis-controlled experiments in the field.
Students will understand modern green renewable technologies as a potential energy source for future.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

presence on seminars/lab classes is compulsory

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPAP_ENVI Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme NKCP_ECHT Master's

    specialization --- , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme NPCP_ECHT Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit


Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer