Issue Date: July 4, 2016
Green chemistry celebrates 25 years of progress
For chemists and chemical engineers, it’s not easy being green. It’s a creative challenge to choose safer reagents and solvents, design more efficient catalysts, develop cleaner chemical manufacturing processes, use biobased materials when possible, and find better ways to dispose of or recycle waste. Being green is also a challenge for educators, who are working to modernize curriculum materials for training the next generation of chemists.
For a quarter-century, since the concept of green chemistry . . .
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