Synthesis

Greener Solvents

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

About the Greener Solvents seminar

Solvent selection is crucial in eliminating the environmental burden associated with API manufacture. For that reason, the first step in this sustainability journey is our Greener Solvents Seminar. In the session, we present alternatives to some of the potentially toxic or environmentally harmful solvents commonly used in chemical synthesis today.

Join us to explore the possibilities, limitations, and challenges of greener solvents 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

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 Hazard

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. Lower Toxicity

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

4. Renewable Carbon Footprint

A raw material or feedstock should be renewable rather than depleting whenever technically and economically practicable.