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How Green is your Chemistry?

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21 Jul 2014

The more we know about the choices that have been made regarding organic synthesis in research and industry in our past and the impact these choices have had on the environment, the more we understand our need to develop and incorporate sustainable practices in the present.

To address this significant concern, SCI's Fine Chemicals Group is offering a one-day symposium that brings together industrial and academic experts to address strategies that are focused on minimising the impact of organic chemistry on the environment with a particular emphasis on the application of these new strategies in the field of drug discovery.

The day will begin with an overview of green chemistry, biocatalysis and environmental assessment introduced by Peter Dunn of Pfizer. When considering the sustainability of chemistry, the question naturally arises, how can we know whether one method is greener than another? In his presentation on green chemistry metrics, Dr. Robert McElroy of York University will discuss the evolution of metrics in green chemistry and how innovative models building on novel sustainability practices can assist chemists to 'pragmatically green their chemistry'. From there, the topics expand to include green chemistry tools used in pharmaceutical chemistry, site-selective catalytic functionalisation, greener fluorination reactions, advances in green chemistry inearly process research chemistry, and synthesis using flow reactors.

Following the formal presentations, the day will close with an engaging panel discussion.

The event will be held in London on Tuesday 11 November 2014 and is free to attend.

Please use the link below to book onto the event or to get more information.

Stephanie Harris

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