26. Green Chemistry for Tropical Diseases

  1. Wei Zhang3 and
  2. Berkeley W. Cue Jr.4
  1. Joseph M.D. Fortunak1,
  2. David H. Brown Ripin2 and
  3. David S. Teager2

Published Online: 29 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470711828.ch26

Green Techniques for Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry

Green Techniques for Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry

How to Cite

Fortunak, J. M.D., Ripin, D. H. B. and Teager, D. S. (2012) Green Chemistry for Tropical Diseases, 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.ch26

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

    Department of Chemistry, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 2

    Clinton Health Access Initiative, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470711514

Online ISBN: 9780470711828



  • GC for tropical diseases;
  • principles of GC and the need for affordable medicines;
  • interventions in drug dosing;
  • API excretion, and environmental impact;
  • extended release technology and efficient dosing;
  • MIC, for effective drug action;
  • dose optimization, green dose setting;
  • artemisinin combination therapies for malaria treatment;
  • drugs for anti-retroviral therapy;
  • API cost reduction with GC


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Interventions in Drug Dosing

  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Cost Reduction with Green Chemistry

  • Conclusions

  • References