2. Green Chemistry and the Pharmaceutical Industry

  1. Wei Zhang3 and
  2. Berkeley W. Cue Jr.4
  1. Amy S. Cannon1,
  2. Joseph L. Pont2 and
  3. John C. Warner2

Published Online: 29 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470711828.ch2

Green Techniques for Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry

Green Techniques for Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry

How to Cite

Cannon, A. S., Pont, J. L. and Warner, J. C. (2012) Green Chemistry and the Pharmaceutical Industry, in Green Techniques for Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry (eds W. Zhang and B. W. Cue), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470711828.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Center for Green Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  2. 4

    BWC Pharma Consulting, LLC, Green Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ledyard, Connecticut, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Beyond Benign, Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA

  2. 2

    The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 22 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470711514

Online ISBN: 9780470711828

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Keywords:

  • green chemistry and pharmaceutical industry;
  • green chemistry versus sustainable chemistry;
  • sustainable chemistry, within sustainability;
  • green chemistry as “application agnostic”;
  • processes, using high energy, or hazardous chemistry in GC;
  • ACS Green Chemistry Institute's Pharmaceutical Roundtable;
  • GC's goal, reducing or eliminating hazardous materials;
  • Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge program;
  • GC and the 12 principles, designing of safer chemicals

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Green Chemistry versus Sustainable Chemistry

  • Trend: The Ongoing Use of Hazardous Chemistry

  • Myth: To Do Green Chemistry One Must Sacrifice Performance and Cost

  • Green Chemistry and the Future of the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Green Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Process Development and Manufacturing

  • Conclusions

  • References