Green Chemistry

 Green chemistry has emerged from a variety of existing ideas and research efforts in the context of increasing attention to chemical pollution problems and the depletion of resources. Green Chemistry covers the application of innovative technology to establish industrial processes, the development of environmentally improved routes and methods for important products, the design of new, greener and safer chemicals and materials, and the use of sustainable resources. In engineered organisms, a number of important process chemicals can be synthesized, such as shikimate, a Tamiflu precursor fermented by Roche. For many chemical syntheses, solvents are used in vast amounts, as well as for cleaning and degreasing. Sometimes, conventional solvents are poisonous, or chlorinated. On the other hand, green solvents are usually extracted from renewable resources and are biodegradable and harmless, mostly a substance that occurs naturally. Green Chemistry is a vital tool for reducing the chemical enterprise's environmental impact by developing a technology base that is inherently non-toxic to living things and the environment. Green Chemistry is a philosophy of chemical technology and analysis which promotes the configuration of products and processes which reduce its use and generation of hazardous substances.  

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