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Green Chemistry: Principles and Practice

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Green Chemistry is a relatively new emerging field that strives to work at the molecular level to achieve sustainability. The field has received widespread interest in the past decade due to its ability to harness chemical innovation to meet environmental and economic goals simultaneously. Green Chemistry has a framework of a cohesive set of Twelve Principles, which have been systematically surveyed in this critical review. This article covers the concepts of design and the scientific philosophy of Green Chemistry with a set of illustrative examples. Future trends in Green Chemistry are discussed with the challenge of using the Principles as a cohesive design system (93 references).

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Submitted
09 Sep 2009
First published
20 Nov 2009

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010,39, 301-312
Article type
Critical Review

Green Chemistry: Principles and Practice

P. Anastas and N. Eghbali, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010, 39, 301
DOI: 10.1039/B918763B

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