27. Green Engineering in the Pharmaceutical Industry

  1. Wei Zhang4 and
  2. Berkeley W. Cue Jr.5
  1. Concepción Jiménez-González1,
  2. Celia S. Ponder1,
  3. Robert E. Hannah2 and
  4. James R. Hagan3

Published Online: 29 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470711828.ch27

Green Techniques for Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry

Green Techniques for Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry

How to Cite

Jiménez-González, C., Ponder, C. S., Hannah, R. E. and Hagan, J. R. (2012) Green Engineering 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.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 4

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

  2. 5

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA

  2. 2

    GlaxoSmithKline, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

  3. 3

    GlaxoSmithKline/ IE4SD, Chadds Ford, 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:

  • Green engineering in the pharmaceutical industry;
  • Green engineering principles;
  • optimizing use of resources, and LCA;
  • sustainability and LCA, framework addressing sustainability;
  • Green engineering, and feedback of the chemistry, vice versa;
  • ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable, and resource optimization;
  • mapping three main green chemistry and engineering principles;
  • pharmaceutical industry, and reduction of energy;
  • LCA impact, global warming potential, and the carbon footprint;
  • environmental cradle-to-grave LCA for pharmaceutical products

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Green Engineering Principles

  • More Challenge Areas for Sustainability in the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Future Outlook and Challenges

  • References