Here you will find example syllabi and lecture materials of courses focusing on green chemistry, pollution prevention, and toxicology.  Please feel free to use or modify these documents to help implement green chemistry courses at your institutions.  These materials may be modified Additional materials will be uploaded in the near future, so check back for updates!


Introduction to Green Chemistry:

Green Chemistry, known also as sustainable chemistry, is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. The course presents basic concepts of green chemistry and engineering. It is aimed towards non-chemistry major students or students in their first year of chemistry courses.

Winter 2011 Syllabus

Winter 2012 Syllabus


Green Chemistry and Industrial Processes:

This course focuses on green chemistry principles and their applications in industrial processes.  It is aimed at upper-level chemistry majors who have successfully completed organic chemistry pre-requisites.

Winter 2012 Syllabus

Winter 2012 Goals


Pollution Prevention, Green Chemistry, and Green Engineering:

This course is intended to provide students with an overview of the fundamentals of pollution prevention, green chemistry and green engineering. Students should gain a greater appreciation of how improvements and modifications are being made in both research and manufacturing to maintain and even enhance environmental quality. It may also assist students in choosing a professional career.

Winter 2009 Syllabus



Toxicology is the science that deals with the adverse effects of chemicals on living organisms and assesses the probability of their occurrence. From this course, students should be able to describe how toxic chemicals are classified and apply principles of toxicology to evaulate the potential health effects of common chemicals.

Introduction to Toxicology Lecture Plan

Introduction to Toxicology Lecture Slides

Toxicology of Flame Retardants Lecture Plan

Toxicology of Flame Retardants Lecture Slides

Course materials provided courtesy of Richard Rediske of Annis Water Resources Institute.