Green Goals for the Pharmaceutical Industry
The ACS Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable has developed a list of priority research areas where "green" alternatives to conventional reactions are needed to develop medications with minimal impact on the environment. Their review paper, describes and prioritizes research needs,. It can be a valuable resource for journalists writing about green chemistry. Although the paper focuses on pharmaceuticals, it includes reactions and processes used by the broader chemical enterprise.
Instruments of Art
At first glance, laboratory equipment may seem as beguiling to look at as washing machines or toasters. Hidden in the workshops of scientific research, however, are functional ensembles of geometry, texture, color, and contour that also carry aesthetic values. Fitting his digital camera with a special lens, C&EN managing editor Ivan Amato captured the art [Hyperlink] hidden inside chromatography columns, glassware, and other laboratory instrumentation displayed in McCorkmick Place's exposition hall during the March ACS National Meeting in Chicago. Here is a special 3-page photo spread in which C&EN lifts the veil on this unseen world. http://pubs.acs.org/cen/science/85/8519sci6.html
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