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Ken Geiser

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012522

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.001.0001

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Designing Greener Chemistry

Designing Greener Chemistry

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(p.181) 9 Designing Greener Chemistry
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Chemicals without Harm
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Ken Geiser

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0009

The green chemistry movement that emerged among academic and applied chemists during the 1990s has grown into a significant international force for change within the field of chemistry. Green chemistry innovations are emerging in green reagents, alternative solvents, low-waste reactions, aqueous processing, biocatalysts, energy-conserving processes, safer chemical products, chemicals from renewable feedstocks, and chemicals modelled on natural systems. However, the chemical industry has been slow to embrace this new approach to chemistry and there has been little movement on the basic platform chemicals of the industry.

Keywords:   Green chemistry, biocatalysts, green reagents, inherently safer design, chemicals from renewable feedstocks, low-waste reactions, green engineering, biomimicry, chemistry education

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