Green Chemistry

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Green Chemistry is a movement to change practices in chemistry to lesson environmental and health impacts. This includes both how we do research, how we consider solutions, and how the solutions are implemented on an industrial and societal scale.

The 12 principles of Green Chemistry

  1. Pollution Prevention
  2. Atom Economy
  3. Less Hazardous Chemical Synthesis
  4. Designing Safer Chemicals
  5. Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries
  6. Design for Energy Efficiency
  7. Use of Renewable Feedstocks
  8. Reduce Derivatives
  9. Catalysis
  10. Design for Degradation
  11. Real-time analysis for Pollution Prevention
  12. Inherently Safer Chemistry for Accident Prevention


12 principles of Green Chemistry explained

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