Green chemistry mobile apps
What is it about?
Predicting or identifying the impact some chemicals will have on the environment could help reduce undesirable chemistry and chemicals. This article describes mobile apps that capture knowledge on green chemistry and enable the user to make decisions.
Why is it important?
We need to develop products using chemistry that has less impact on the environment. green chemistry aims to reduce or eliminate hazardous substances in the whole chemical process. We can predict many properties for molecules including their impact on the environment and there is considerable numbers of publications on the effect of chemicals on different processes. We have focused on developing mobile apps that could be used to share green chemistry information. For example one of the early apps dealt with green solvent information. More recent efforts have lead to green notebook functions that can be used to calculate reactions and green chemistry functions like atom economy, E-factor etc.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Antony John Williams and Dr Sean Ekins