Green Chemistry Principles - Reduce Derivatives | Environmental Chemistry | Chemistry | FuseSchool

Learn the basics about the principle of green chemistry that considers reducing derivatives, as a part of environmental chemistry. Functional groups are the sites in a molecule where a reaction occurs. Some molecules may have more than one functional group which may be a problem if you’re carrying out a reaction, but you only want the reaction to occur at one particular functional group. To prevent the other functional groups from reacting, we must “protect” them. To do so, we must add a protecting group, or a derivative. These groups are also called blocking groups. This can be an issue because it costs time and energy to add and remove these protecting groups. Chemists, in an effort to be more environmentally friendly, are developing chemoselective methods and syntheses - this means that the reaction will happen only at a particular functional group. JOIN our platform at Click here to see more videos: This video is part of 'Chemistry for All' - a Chemistry Education project by our Charity Fuse Foundation - the organisation behind The Fuse School. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Find our other Chemistry videos here: Twitter: Access a deeper Learning Experience in the Fuse School platform and app: Friend us: This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us:

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