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Green chemistry

Posted on behalf of Janet Clark--Please respond directly to Janet at clarkjan@turi.org

HI P2tech,

What kinds of topics are you finding in the research community concerning
green chemistry?

Green chemistry involves a set of principles (see
http://turi.org/PDF/twelve_principles.pdf) for reducing or eliminating the
use or generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture or
application of chemical products. Green chemistry seeks to focus on the
earliest stages of materials and industrial process design so that
conventional waste and pollution treatment technologies can be avoided.

We have offered or participated in conferences addressing greener synthesis
pathways, alternative resins, supercritical fluids, catalysis, green
oxidation , biomimetics, and nano-mnf.  (No one knows yet the parameters of
greenness in the latter one)

What is emerging in your research institutes, universities, and industry on
this? What sectors?

Janet Clark
Toxics Use Reduction Institute
University of Massachusetts
One University Ave
Lowell, MA 0`854-2866
Tel 978-934-3346, Fax 978-934-3050
A world that works for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time
through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the
disadvantage of anyone. R. Buckminster Fuller.