Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2011

ISSN Print :  0975-4393

ISSN Online :  2349-2988


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Green Chemistry: A New Way to Prevent Environmental Pollution

Address:   Parimal M. Prajapati*, Tanmay Shah, Nidhi Shah, Vishal Parmar and Anil Solanki
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, I. K. Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Samarth Campus, Opp. Sabar Dairy, Himatnagar, Dist: S.K. Gujarat, India
*Corresponding Author

Green Chemistry includes such concepts as waste minimization, solvent selection, atom utilization, intensive processing and alternative synthetic routes from sustainable resources. The challenge for chemists is to develop products, processes and services in a sustainable manner to improve quality of life, the natural environment and industry competitiveness. Green Chemistry issues are here to stay. The most successful chemical companies of the future will be those who exploit its opportunities to their competitive advantage, and the most successful chemists of the future will be those who use Green Chemistry concepts in R and D innovation and education. As a chemical philosophy, green chemistry derives from organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, and even physical chemistry. However, the philosophy of green chemistry tends to focus on industrial applications. The focus is on minimizing the hazard and maximizing the efficiency of any chemical choice. It is distinct from environmental chemistry which focuses on chemical phenomena in the environment. Use of supercritical carbon dioxide as green solvent, aqueous hydrogen peroxide for clean oxidations and the use of hydrogen in asymmetric synthesis.
Green chemistry, Green solvent
Parimal M. Prajapati, Tanmay Shah, Nidhi Shah, Vishal Parmar, Anil Solanki. Green Chemistry: A New Way to Prevent Environmental Pollution. Research J. Science and Tech. 3(1): Jan.-Feb. 2011: 12-16.
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