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The Green ChemisTREE: 20 years after taking root with the 12 principles

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The field of Green Chemistry has seen many scientific discoveries and inventions during the 20 years since the 12 Principles were first published. Inspired by tree diagrams that illustrate diversity of products stemming from raw materials, we present here the Green ChemisTREE as a showcase for the diversity of research and achievements stemming from Green Chemistry. Each branch of the Green ChemisTREE represents one of the 12 Principles, and the leaves represent areas of inquiry and development relevant to that Principle (branch). As such, in this ‘meta-review’, we aim to describe the history and current status of the field of Green Chemistry: by exploring activity within each Principle, by summarizing the benefits of Green Chemistry through robust examples, by discussing tools and metrics available to measure progress towards Green Chemistry, and by outlining knowledge gaps, opportunities, and future challenges for the field.

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The article was received on 11 Feb 2018, accepted on 21 Mar 2018 and first published on 03 Apr 2018


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00482J
Citation: Green Chem., 2018, Advance Article
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    The Green ChemisTREE: 20 years after taking root with the 12 principles

    H. C. Erythropel, J. B. Zimmerman, T. M. de Winter, L. Petitjean, F. Melnikov, C. H. Lam, A. W. Lounsbury, K. E. Mellor, N. Z. Janković, Q. Tu, L. N. Pincus, M. M. Falinski, W. Shi, P. Coish, D. L. Plata and P. T. Anastas, Green Chem., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00482J

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