SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY JOURNAL, Vol 6, No 1 (2012)

Green Pharmaceutical Chemistry for the Sustainability

Theerasak Rojanarata

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Development of Green Innovations Group (PDGIG), Faculty of Pharmacy, Silpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom 73000


Abstract


As a result of current environmental crises, the awareness and cooperation from all sectors are needed to help prevent and solve the problems. In pharmaceutical chemistry discipline, attempts have been made to use the processes with the least adverse impacts on the environment. In this article, an overview of the “6-R” approach applicable to the development of greener methodologies for drug synthesis and analysis is presented and the paradigms of works are illustrated. It is also anticipated that the article will create the environmental conscience and promote the social responsibility for the development and use of eco-friendlier processes, leading to the sustainability.

Key Words: Green; Environmentally friendly; Pharmaceutical chemistry; Sustainabi

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