Green Chemistry is
the use of chemistry for pollutant source reduction;
the definition encompasses therefore all aspects
and chemical processes that reduce impact on human
health and on the environment. Its goal is to
improve the quality of life and the competitiveness
of industry, by developing alternative syntheses
for important industrial chemicals.
To this end, significant challenges are available
for chemistrs to design new syntheses that are
less polluting, and to gain detailed understanding
of the scientific facts and of the technical base
needed to support sustainable development and
The School will provide the unique opportunity
to bring together a number of experts in the field
of Green Chemistry and young researchers interested
in this topic, this synergy of competencies will
certainly be a valuable occasion to promote diffusion
of the knowledge in this emerging field.
The number of participants will be limited to
60 post-graduate students and post-doctoral researchers
from EU countries, and hopefully 6-10 from Asia,
Balkan and Eastern Europe countries.
The age limit for attendees is 35 years. We are
confident that a very good student to teacher
ratio (4/1), the setting, the type of accomodation,
and the informal atmosphere will make the school
particularly suitable for a profitable and continuous
exchange of ideas and information, and for the
establishment of long lasting scientific relationships.
The teaching will be divided in basic themes (Atom
economy, Industrial Processes, Alternative Solvents,
New Feedstocks and Products, New Reactions and
New Synthetic Methods), and special topics selected
according to the availability of the teachers.
Each year the School will pose particular attention
on the description of existing Industrial Processes,
on case histories and on examples of clean organic
In addition topics related to current research
in Green Chemistry will be adressed with the aim
to familiarize the students with the strategies
behind the planning and designing of efficient
and "greener" synthetic routes.