Toward Greener Chemistry

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Science  28 May 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5419, pp. 1477-1479
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5419.1477

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Chemical manufacturing increasingly has to take environmental concerns into account, and chemical processes have to be designed accordingly. Baker and Tumas (page 1477) discuss recent developments in the area of homogeneous catalysis, where so-called biphasic catalysis is aiding separation of product and catalyst and facilitating catalyst recovery.