Green chemistry in perspective - models for GC activities and GC policy and knowledge areas

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This article presents two new models that give a perspective on green chemistry (GC). The first model is a classification model of different green chemistry activities, while the second model concerns green chemistry policy and knowledge areas (green chemistry principles, industrial biotechnology and "the green sector"). A broad view of green chemistry is used, where all activities with the aim of greening of chemistry and chemical practice are included. The classification model consists of three main parts: (1) research activities ((a) basic chemical research; (b) chemical engineering), (2) management activities ((a) laboratory practice; (b) production; (c) consumption) and (3) policy activities. This article refers to over seventy publications, covering a broad area of research and type.


  • Jesper Sjöström
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  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-137
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Publication categoryResearch