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Green Chemistry: A design framework for sustainability

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In this review we will highlight some of the science that exemplifies the principles of Green Chemistry, in particular the efficient use of materials and energy, development of renewable resources, and design for reduced hazard. Examples are drawn from a diverse range of research fields including catalysis, alternative solvents, analytical chemistry, polymer science, and toxicology. While it is impossible for us to be comprehensive, as the worldwide proliferation of Green Chemistry research, industrial application, conferences, networks, and journals has led to a wealth of innovation, the review will attempt to illustrate how progress has been made toward solving the sustainability goals of the 21st century by engaging at the molecular level.

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The article was received on 11 Mar 2009, accepted on 16 Jun 2009 and first published on 09 Jul 2009

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B904997P
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2009,2, 1038-1049
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    Green Chemistry: A design framework for sustainability

    E. S. Beach, Z. Cui and P. T. Anastas, Energy Environ. Sci., 2009, 2, 1038
    DOI: 10.1039/B904997P

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