Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Green Science

Past green chemistry lectures at Gordon College have included such topics as green chemistry in electronics and cosmetics; green nanoscience; and entropic control. This week Dr. Terry Collins of The Institute for Green Science at Carnegie Mellon University will give a presentation titledThe Design of Iron-TAML Activators: Effective Small Molecule Mimics of the Peroxidase Enzymes.”

“Dr. Collins is a great speaker and passionate about what green chemistry can do,” said faculty member Dwight Tshudy, who worked with Collins while on sabbatical. Recognized internationally for his work in creating a new class of oxidation catalysts with the potential for enormous, positive impact on the environment, Collins will present on Thursday, April 7, 4:30–5:30 p.m. in the Ken Olsen Science Center. Experts worldwide believe that Collins’ systems can be used to effectively replace chlorine-based oxidants in large global technologies so some of society’s most toxic chlorinated residuals are not produced.

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