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Evaluating the “Greenness” of chemical processes and products in the pharmaceutical industry—a green metrics primer

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Abstract

This tutorial review presents an overview of the main metrics that have been used to test and compare the ‘greenness’ of processes and products, primarily in the pharmaceutical industry. The green metrics cover areas of resources, materials, processing, cleaning, life cycle assessment, renewability, amongst others. Application examples of these metrics are also presented to illustrate key points and concepts.

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The article was received on 10 Aug 2011 and first published on 11 Nov 2011


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15215G
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012,41, 1485-1498

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    Evaluating the “Greenness” of chemical processes and products in the pharmaceutical industry—a green metrics primer

    C. Jiménez-González, D. J. C. Constable and C. S. Ponder, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 1485
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15215G

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