Green Chemistry

DOZN™ 2.0: A Quantitative Green Chemistry Evaluator

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Green chemistry is the concept of developing chemical products and processes that reduce the use and generation of hazardous materials, minimize waste and decrease demand on diminishing resources. Paul Anastas and John Warner developed the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry— the global framework that has served as the foundation for green chemistry(1).

Green Chemistry: The Secret Behind Sustainable Product Development

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In some respects, global brands are victims of their own success. Once attached to a brand, loyal consumers are reluctant to change, and brands become wary of changing the product formulas that those customers know and love. 

Jeffrey Whitford, head of corporate responsibility and branding for the research and biotech company MilliporeSigma, described the challenge last week in an interview with TriplePundit.

MilliporeSigma Employee Spotlight: Ettigounder Ponnusamy

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MilliporeSigma Employee Spotlight: Ettigounder (Samy) Ponnusamy

As part of our employee spotlight series, we’re sitting down with Ettigounder (Samy) Ponnusamy, fellow and global manager, green chemistry at MilliporeSigma, to learn more about the work he’s doing to move the needle. The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada. 

1. How did you get your start with MilliporeSigma?

New Solvent, Cyrene, Takes on NMP

by Michael McCoy
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MilliporeSigma Receives 2019 Environmental Leader Product of the Year Award for Cyrene™

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What the judges said…

“Replaces an otherwise toxic substance with a natural, gentler alternative without compromising quality or function. This product has the potential to change the solvent landscape for the better.”

MilliporeSigma Employee Spotlight: Jane Murray

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As part of our employee spotlight series, we’re sitting down with Jane Murray, global head of green chemistry at MilliporeSigma, to learn more about the work she’s doing to move the needle. The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada. 

1. How did you get your start with MilliporeSigma?

Does the Tortoise Really Win in the End? I Hope So

by Jeffrey Whitford
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My impatience has been a red thread through many of my experiences, specifically in a space that is chock-full of opportunity, like our Corporate Responsibility work at MilliporeSigma. This experience started years ago with a novel product now known as Cyrene™. One of my team members did the legwork to identify a novel solution that could be a potential replacement for two challenging but ubiquitous solvents. While these solvents are extremely common, they’re under increasing scrutiny from organizations like Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). 

A Closer Look at MilliporeSigma's Greener Solvent, Cyrene™

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In response to the need for solvents to meet stricter regulation requirements for employee safety and environmental sustainability, MilliporeSigma introduced Cyrene™—a sustainable dipolar aprotic solvent, produced in two steps from a renewable cellulose source.

Learn more about how MilliporeSigma is taking giant steps toward smaller footprints. 

MilliporeSigma Enhances Sustainability With Expanded Green Chemistry Evaluation Tool

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May 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ To help scientists, researchers and manufacturers reduce their environmental footprint, MilliporeSigma expanded its DOZN™ system — an industry-first quantitative green chemistry tool that evaluates the relative greenness of chemicals and chemical processes against the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. Through MilliporeSigma’s DOZN™ 2.0, customers can now calculate the green scores of their own processes and products.

Green Chemistry: Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Makes it Possible

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Wie kann man umweltfreundliche Chemikalien entwickeln, die aber genauso wirkungsvoll wie herkömmliche Substanzen sind? Diese Frage hat sich das Wissenschafts- und Technologieunternehmen Merck gestellt. Und darauf auch Antworten gefunden: Im Rahmen des Programms für „Grüne Chemie“ entwickelt und produziert der Konzern nachhaltige Alternativen zu den bisher üblichen chemischen Produkten.

Nachhaltige Entwicklung und Produktion

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