Submitted by: Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Regensburg
Implemented country: Germany
Title: NOP - New Chemistry
The traditional course content of chemistry classes must change to achieve better awareness of sustainability within the next generation of professional chemists. The NOP database (www.oc-praktikum.de) provides teaching material for the organic chemistry lab course, which is part of most higher education study programs in natural sciences, allowing students and teachers to assess chemical reactions beyond the experimental set up: Issues like atom economy, energy efficiency, waste, renewable feed stocks and (eco)toxicity are discussed. The teaching material was translated in “non-profit” partnerships into eight languages, including those of developing countries lacking publisher support for modern science education material.