21. The Business Case for Green Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry

  1. Wei Zhang3 and
  2. Berkeley W. Cue Jr.4
  1. Andrea Larson1 and
  2. Mark Meier2

Published Online: 29 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470711828.ch21

Green Techniques for Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry

Green Techniques for Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry

How to Cite

Larson, A. and Meier, M. (2012) The Business Case for Green Chemistry in 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.ch21

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

    University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

  2. 2

    Independent consultant, Dunmore, Pennsylvania, 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:

  • business case for GC in the pharmaceutical industry;
  • GC's financial and strategic advantages;
  • sustainability innovation, operating mindset and GC implementation;
  • GC as a business opportunity;
  • the need for GC;
  • business case for GC, capacity to improve production economics;
  • Pfizer's 2002 US Presidential Green Chemistry Award;
  • combined GC/sustainability strategic commitment;
  • GC, being simply chemistry, the way it should be done, elegant and safe

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Green Chemistry as a Business Opportunity

  • The Need for Green Chemistry

  • The Business Case for Green Chemistry Principles

  • An Idea whose Time Has Arrived

  • What Green Chemistry Is and What It Is Not

  • Overcoming Obstacles to Green Chemistry

  • Conclusion

  • References