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Commercialisation of Green Chemistry - CHE00003M

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  • Department: Chemistry
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. James Comerford
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2021-22 to Summer Term 2021-22

Module aims

This module is concerned with the development of greener chemicals and consumer products, how environmental legislation governs manufacture, the process of protecting inventions, and how those inventions can be brought to market.

Module learning outcomes

  • To understand the potential for and difficulties in achieving the use of greener chemical products.
  • To understand the process of patenting.
  • To understand the mechanisms of collaboration with industry and technology transfer.
  • To learn about the effect of environmental legislation and public concern of the chemical industry.
  • To consider how green chemistry and chemicals legislation can provide opportunities for new businesses.
  • Learn about spin-out companies and managing partnerships
  • To prepare a proposal and business plan for a spin-out company


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 25
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 35
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 40

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Reassessment Essay
N/A 100

Module feedback

Student receive written feedback after each assessment

Indicative reading


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