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Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry
The green chemistry concept applies innovative scientific solutions to solve environmental issues posed in the laboratory. Paul T. Anastas, an organic chemist working in the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxins at the EPA, and John C. Warner developed the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry in 1991. These principles can be grouped into "Reducing Risk" and "Minimizing the Environmental Footprint."

:: Literature

Journal Reviews

Chemical Reviews: Volume 109, Issue 2 (ACS publications)  
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Royal Society of Chemistry, Green Chemistry Home Page 
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Aldrichimica Acta Review Articles

Zhao, Hua; Malhotra, S. V. Applications of Ionic Liquids in Organic Synthesis
Aldrichimica Acta 2002, 35(4), 75-83.

Headley, A. D.; Ni, B. Chiral Imidazolium Ionic Liquids: Their Synthesis and Influence on the Outcome of Organic Reactions
Aldrichimica Acta 2007, 40(4), 107-117.

Lipshutz, B. H.; Ghorai, S. Transition -Metal -Catalyzed Cross-Coupling going Green: in Water at Room Temperature
Aldrichimca Acta 2008, 40(4), 59-72

:: Books

Green Chemistry & Engineering

By D. Doble and M. Kumar, Elsevier, 2007, 344 pp., hard cover, ISBN:  978-012372532-5

Methods and Reagents for Green Chemistry

By P. Tundo, John Wiley & Sons, 2007, 314 pp., hard cover, ISBN:  978-0-471-75400-8

Modern Oxidation Methods

By J. Backvall, John Wiley & Sons, 2004, 352 pp., hard cover, ISBN:  978-3-52730642-8

:: Green News

Chemical & Engineering News

Thayer, A. M. Sustainable Syntheses
Chem. Eng. News, 2009, 87(23), June 8.

Hogue, C. Green Chemist For EPA 
Chem. Eng. News 2009, 87(21), May 22.

Hogue, C. Anastas is Tapped To Lead EPA Research 
Chem. Eng. News 2009, 87(22), June 1.

Kirchhoff, M. Rocky Mountain Green 
Chem. Eng. News 2008, 86(36), September 8. [TOC]

Marasco, C. The Ivory Tower Goes Green 
Chem. Eng. News 2008, 86(36), September 8. [TOC]

Ritter, S. K. Calling All Chemists 
Chem. Eng. News 2008, 86(33), August 18. [TOC]