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Green Chemistry: Science and Politics of Change

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Science  02 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5582, pp. 807-810
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5582.807

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The chemical industry plays a key role in sustaining the world economy and underpinning future technologies, yet is under unprecedented pressure from the effects of globalization and change in many of its traditional markets. Against this background, what will be needed for the industry to embrace efforts to make it “greener”? We explore some of the issues raised by the development of “green chemistry” techniques and identify potential barriers to their implementation by industry.

  • * To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: martyn.poliakoff{at}nottingham.ac.uk

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