Sustainable “green” Chemistry


What is green chemistry?


Green chemistry is the practice of designing chemical products with the goal of minimizing the amount of hazardous waste that is generated in the process. This is frequently a complex issue since one needs to consider not just the synthesis of the chemical product but also the sources from which the reagents are obtained, the manufacture of the product, and the end of the product’s life cycle. In a seminal book on the topic, Paul Anastas and John Warner defined green chemistry as “the utilization of a set of principles that reduces or eliminates the use or generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture, and application of chemical products.”


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