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Designing Greener Chemistry

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The green chemistry movement that emerged among academic and applied chemists during the 1990s has grown into a significant international force for change within the field of chemistry. Green ... More


The Discourse of Risk and Processes of Institutional Change: The Case of Green Chemistry

Steve Maguire and Cynthia Hardy

in Institutions and Organizations: A Process View

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198843818
eISBN:
9780191879517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843818.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

In this chapter the authors explore the role that the dominant discourse of risk has played in the processes of institutional change that have taken place in the field of chemistry as a result of the ... More


Developing Safer Alternatives

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The successful shift away from chemicals of concern requires the development of new and safer alternatives. This involves the synthesis of new chemicals and chemical processes. Nanotechnology and ... More


Riskwork: Three Scenarios from a Study of Industrial Chemicals in Canada

Steve Maguire and Cynthia Hardy

in Riskwork: Essays on the Organizational Life of Risk Management

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198753223
eISBN:
9780191814877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753223.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter presents three case studies of chemical risks to examine regulatory riskwork in three different risk scenarios. The first risk scenario concerns ‘established’ risks, which stem from ... More


The Problem with Chemicals

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Our economy is based on thousands of chemicals many of which have hazardous properties. For over 40 years the United States has relied on federal chemical control laws to manage the risks of these ... More


Reframing the Chemicals Problem

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Developing a truly effective chemical management approach in the United States requires changing the way that the chemicals problem has been framed. Instead of controlling a few hundred truly ... More


Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Ken Geiser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Thousands of synthetic chemicals are used to make our clothing, cosmetics, household products and electronic devices. However, many of these chemicals are hazardous and potentially dangerous to our ... More


Free-Radical Chemistry in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

J. M. Tanko

in Green Chemistry Using Liquid and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195154832
eISBN:
9780197561935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195154832.003.0008
Subject:
Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

During the 1990s, the chemical industry has focused on ways to reduce and prevent pollution caused by chemical synthesis and manufacturing. The goal of this approach is to modify existing reaction ... More


Advances in Homogeneous, Heterogeneous, and Biphasic Metal-Catalyzed Reactions in Dense-Phase Carbon Dioxide

Takao Ikariya, Ryoji Noyori, Michael B. Abrams, Charles A. G. Carter, Gunilla B. Jacobson, Fuchen Liu, David R. Pesiri, and William Tumas

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195154832
eISBN:
9780197561935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195154832.003.0006
Subject:
Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

The use of compressed carbon dioxide as a reaction medium, either as a liquid or a supercritical fluid (sc CO2), offers the opportunity not only to replace conventional hazardous organic solvents ... More


Preparation and Studies of Polymer/Polymer Composites Prepared Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

Edward Kung, Alan J. Lesser, and Thomas J. Mccarthy

in Green Chemistry Using Liquid and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195154832
eISBN:
9780197561935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195154832.003.0015
Subject:
Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Because of the recent emphasis on green chemistry, there has been interest in using supercritical carbon dioxide (sc CO2) as a solvent or swelling agent to aid in polymer processing and polymer ... More


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