The Father of Green Chemistry speaks… (Forbes interview)


Check out the recent Forbes interview with Dr. Paul Anastas, the Father of Green Chemistry.

Dr. Paul Anastas

 His thoughts on unintended consequences of science and technology provide some food for thought in the the context of nanotechnology: “Unintended consequences seem to be a natural outcome of solely reductionist thinking—we need to couple it with systems thinking and integrative thinking.”

Dr. Anastas was the brains behind “The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry” shown above.

Go Green!


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Dr. Anastas:
12 Principles: Poliakoff, Martyn, and Pete Licence. “Sustainable Technology: Green Chemistry.” Nature 450.7171 (2007): 810–812. Web. 10 Feb. 2013.



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