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Green Chemistry: Principles and Practice
Paul Anastas & Nicolas Eghbali

Green Chemistry, and Sustainability: A Review of Areas of Convergence
Paul Schulte, Lauralynn McKernan, Donna Heidel, Andrea Okun, Gary Dotson, Thomas Lentz, Charles Geraci, Pamela Heckel & Christine Branche, Occupational Safety and Health

Minimize Wastes from Specialty Chemical Processes
Jeffrey Mueller & Michael Cipullo

Designing endocrine disruption out of the next generation of chemicals
T. Schug, R. Abagyan, B. Blumberg, T. Collins, D. Crews, P. DeFur, S. Dickerson, T. Edwards, A. Gore, L. Guillette, T. Hayes, J. Heindel, A. Moores, H. Patisaul, T. Tal, K. Thayer, L. Vandenberg, J. Warner, C. Watson, F. vom Saal, R. Zoeller, K. O'Brien and J. Myers

Polylactides - Chemistry, Properties and Green Packaging Technology: A Review
Jasim Ahmed and Sunil Varshney

Replacement of Dichloromethane within Chormatographic Purification: A Guide to Alternative Solvents
Donna MacMillan, Jane Murray, Helen Sneddon, Craig Jamieson and Allan Watson

Evaluation of Alternative Solvents in Common Amide Coupling Reactions: Replacement of Dichloromethane and N,N-Dimethylformamide
Donna MacMillan, Jane Murray, Helen Sneddon, Craig Jamieson and Allan Watson

Glycerol as a Sustainable solvent for Green Chemistry
Yanlong Gu and Francois Jerome

A Review of Ionic Liquids, Their Limits and Applications
Khashayar Gandhi

Ionic Liquid as Useful Media for Dissolution, Derivatization, and Nanomaterial Processing of Chitin
Jun-Ichi Kadokawa

Aqueous-Phase, Palladium-Catalyzed Suzuki Reactions under Mild Conditions
Yueqin Cai, Gonghua Song, Zhongyuan Wu and Jiawei Zhang

A Review of New Developments in the Friedek-Crafts Alkylation – From Green Chemistry to Asymmetric Catalysis
Magnus Rueping and Boris Nachtsheim

An Efficient and Green Route to Synthesize Azo Compounds through Methyl Nitrite
Kejie Cai, Hongqiang He, Yuwei Chang and Weiming Xu

Green Chemistry with Nanocatalysts
John Glaser

Separable Catalysts in One-Pot Syntheses for Greener Chemistry
Raed Abu-Reziq, Dashan Wang, Michael Post and Howard Alper

Green Chemistry by Nano-catalysis
Vivek Polshettiwar and Rajender Varma

Study on Hydrogen Production System by Coupling with Dye-sensitized Solar Cells
Di Gu, Hongwen Gu, Yanji Zhu, Chuang Zhang and Dianxu Zhang

Material-Efficient Utlization of Waste Oils – Biodegradability and other Chemical Properties of Vegetable Recycling Oils
Hanna Prokkola, Toivo Kuokkanen and Ulla Lassi

Significance of nanotechnology in Food Industry
C. Chellaram, G. Murugaboopathi, A. John, R. Sivakumar, S. Ganesan, S. Krithika and G. Priya

Applying Flow Chemistry: Methods, Materials, and Multi-step Synthesis
D. Tyler McQuade and Peter Seeberger

Fatty acids based transparent polyurethane films and coatings
Sandip Rajput, Dillip Hundiwale, Pramod Mahulikar and Vikas Gite

Safety/Hazard Indices: Completion of a Unified Suite of Metrics for the Assessment of Greenness for Chemical Reactions and Synthesis Plans
John Andraos

Eco-footprint: a new tool for the “Made in Chimex” considered approach
Lucie Leseurre, Cécilia Merea, Sébastien Duprat de Paule and Alain Pinchart

Green chemistry tools to influence a medicinal chemistry and research chemistry based organisation
Vikas V. Gite

A Simplified Green Chemistry Approach to the Biginelli Reaction using Grindstone Chemistry
Pramod P. Mahulikar

A Greener Approach for Synthesis of Functionalized Polyolefins by Introducing Reactive Functionality into Ethylene Copolymers
Dilip G. Hundiwale

Peer Reviewed: Applying the Principles of Green Engineering to Cradle-to-Cradle Design
William McDonough, Michael Braungart, Paul Anastas and Julie Zimmerman

 Green News

Green Chemistry: Today (and Tomorrow)
James Clark

Ionic Liquids – Solvents of the Future?
Robin Rogers and Kenneth Seddon

 Green Chemistry Resources

ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Solvent Selection Guide
ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable

GSK Solvent Selection Guide 2009

Sanofi’s Solvent Selection Guide: A Step Toward More Sustainable Processes
Denis Prat, Olivier Pardigoin, Hans-Wolfram Flemming, Sylvie Letestu, Veronique Ducandas, Pascal Isnard, Eberhard Guntrum, Thomas Senac, Stephane Ruisseau, Paul Cruciani and Patrik Hosek

Using the Right Green Yardstick: Why Process Mass Intensity is used in the Pharmaceutical Industry to drive more Sustainable Processes
Concepcion Jimenez-Gonzales, Celia Ponder, Quirinus Broxterman and Julie Manley