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Sustainable technology

Green chemistry

Nature volume 450, pages 810812 (06 December 2007) | Download Citation

Modern life depends on the petrochemical industry — most drugs, paints and plastics derive from oil. But current processes for making chemical products are not sustainable in terms of resources and environmental impact. Green chemistry aims to tackle this problem, and real progress is being made.

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  1. Martyn Poliakoff and Pete Licence are in the Schools of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK.

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