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  • Toward substitution with no regrets.
    Substantial resources are devoted to identifying and measuring the problem of hazardous chemicals in society, but at least the same resources need to be available for the molecular designs of safer chemicals.
  • Green chemistry advocate Robin Rogers.
    With his trademark crimson sport coat and folksy southern drawl, it’s hard to miss Robin D. Rogers, one of Alabama’s most famous sons. He’s a chemist with a career that reflects his go-getting personality—teacher, ionic liquids researcher, crystallographer, green and sustainable chemistry advocate, entrepreneur, journal editor.

Green Chemistry Drivers

  • Catalyst: Our chemical lives.
    Thousands of chemicals are used in everyday products – in our water, our food and in the air we breathe. It’s the chemical soup of modern life and it’s virtually impossible to escape them. Is there adequate regulation and testing, or are we in the midst of an uncontrolled, human experiment?
  • Herbicide horror.
    Once thought safe enough to drink, the most popular weed killer on earth, Roundup, is increasingly difficult to avoid - and critics charge it's contributing to chronic illnesses.