International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part F (2016)
Enzymes in green chemistry: The need for environment and sustainability
Pradeep Kumar and Dr. SM Sharma
Green chemistry is rapidly emerging area of chemical research today which is associated with research and applications of chemical processes which are environmental benign, economical and less polluting. Green chemistry is based on certain principles emphasising on the reduction or elimination the use and generation of hazardous substances in all steps of chemical synthesis or process. Chemists and scientists are working to minimizing the risk for human health and the environment by following all the valuable principles of green chemistry. The green chemistry insists to utilize eco-friendly, non-hazardous, reproducible and efficient solvents and catalysts and chemicals in synthesis of various molecules and in researches. Enzymes are important tools in green chemistry as they act as catalysts which accelerate the chemical reactions, works without using harsh conditions and chemicals and are reusable.
How to cite this article:
Pradeep Kumar and Dr. SM Sharma. Enzymes in green chemistry: The need for environment and sustainability. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(6): 337-341.