Foundations of Chemistry 16 (2):125-147 (2014)

This study discusses the relationship between Green Chemistry and Environmental Sustainability as expressed in textbooks and articles on Green Chemistry authored by their promoters. It was found that although the Brundtland concept of Sustainable Development/Sustainability has been mentioned often by green chemists, a full analysis of that relationship was almost never attempted. In particular, green chemists have paid scarce attention to the importance of The Second Law of thermodynamics on Environmental Sustainability and the consequences of the limitations it imposes on Green Chemistry, which are discussed in this paper
Keywords Green Chemistry  Sustainable Development  Environmental Sustainability  Eco-thermodynamics
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DOI 10.1007/s10698-013-9189-x
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