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LENARDAO, Eder João et al. Green chemistry: the 12 principles of green chemistry and it insertion in the teach and research activities. Quím. Nova [online]. 2003, vol.26, n.1, pp.123-129. ISSN 0100-4042.

Green chemistry ¾ defined as the design, development, and application of chemical processes and products to reduce or eliminate the use and generation of substances hazardous to human health and the environment. This article summarizes the 12 principles of green chemistry, describing how they have been applied to the academic, industrial and research activities around the world.

Keywords : green chemistry; sustentable chemistry; environmentally benign chemistry.

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