Review of 12 Principles of Green Chemistry in Practice
International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy
Volume 6, Issue 3, May 2017, Pages: 39-48
Received: Jun. 16, 2017; Accepted: Jul. 4, 2017; Published: Jul. 26, 2017
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Anita Ivanković, Faculty of Agronomy and Food Technology, University of Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ana Dronjić, Faculty of Agronomy and Food Technology, University of Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Anita Martinović Bevanda, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Education, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Stanislava Talić, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Education, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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This paper provides an overview of aplicability 12 principles and future trends of Green Chemistry. Green or Sustainable Chemistry is a term that refers to the creation of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and production of harmful substances. They are used exclusively chemicals and chemical processes that do not have negative consequences for the environment. It is based on twelve principles that can be used to initially create or recreate molecules, materials, reactions and processes that are safer for human health and the environment. The processes of the Green Chemistry that have been developed to date include almost all areas of chemistry, including organic, inorganic, biochemistry, polymer, toxicology, environmental, physical, technological, etc. Through the several prevailing trends of the green program such as catalysis, biocatalysis and the use of alternative: renewable feedstock (biomass), reaction media (water, ionic liquids and supercritical fluids), reaction conditions (microwave irradiation) and new synthetic pathways (photocatalytic reaction), the dual goals – environmental protection and economic benefit can be achieved. This article shows examples of the prevailing trends in ways that Green Chemistry reduces the impact of chemical processes and technologies on the environment.
Keywords
Green Chemistry, Biocatalysis, Biomass, Ionic Liquids, Supercritical Fluids, Microwave Irradiation, Photocatalysis
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Anita Ivanković, Ana Dronjić, Anita Martinović Bevanda, Stanislava Talić, Review of 12 Principles of Green Chemistry in Practice, International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2017, pp. 39-48. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20170603.12
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