What is it about?
The BHC Ibuprofen Process won one of the earliest EPA/ ACS Presidential Green Chemistry Awards. This story tells the history of how it and many prior industrial "Green" inventions came to be MUCH earlier than most people understand. It also adds some philosophical perspectives about "Quality" and other inspirations for the invention and earlier "green" industrial inventions.
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Why is it important?
The article helps to show that "Green Chemistry" actually evolved in industry first, long before the 1990s, the words "Green Chemistry", or the "12 Principles of Green Chemistry".
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This page is a summary of: Early Industrial Roots of Green Chemistry and the history of the BHC Ibuprofen process invention and its Quality connection, Foundations of Chemistry, October 2017, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s10698-017-9300-9.
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