Regulated Synthesis

Greener Reactions

In this seminar, we present alternatives to some of the potentially toxic or environmentally harmful reactions commonly used in chemical synthesis today.

About the Greener Reactions seminar

The next step in our sustainability journey is the Greener Reactions Seminar. We look at not only how solvent selection plays an important role in achieving a more sustainable process, but also how reagent choice is an important factor. Our experts will discuss the greener solvents and greener reagents that are trending in popular fields of chemistry including amidation and catalysis.


Join us to explore the possibilities, limitations, and challenges of greener reactions and alternatives in chemical synthesis.

Learn more about the
principles of green chemistry



This seminar is based on the main principles of green chemistry developed by Professor
Paul Anastas proposes new solvents that can replace traditional solvents that have health or environmental concerns. Find out more on the following green chemistry principles:

1. Energy Efficient Reactions

Where energy requirements should be recognized for their environmental and economic impacts and should be minimized. Synthetic methods should be conducted at ambient temperature and pressure.

2. Reduced Hazards

Wherever practicable, synthetic methods should be designed to use and generate substances that possess little or no toxicity to human health and the environment.

3. Reduced Toxicity

The use of auxiliary substances (e.g., solvents, separation agents, etc.) should be made unnecessary wherever possible and, innocuous when used.