Green Chemistry is the Pinnacle of Lab Safety

Green chemistry is a solution oriented approach to lab safety with economic benefits. In today's green labs tip I would like to refer you to the OSHA Transitioning to Safer Chemicals Toolkit that highlights how efforts to substitute hazardous chemicals with green chemistry is the most effective way to promote laboratory safety.

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How to construct a lab scale solvent recycler

Please see this Organic Process Research and Development paper to learn how to construct and operate a distillation unit that is "affordable, accessible and reliable" - for greener solvent usage in common students and research labs.

Thomas Zweckmair et al. Recycling of Analytical Grade Solvents on a Lab Scale with a Purpose-Built Temperature-Controlled Distillation Unit (2017) OPR&D

 

 

Image credit: Org. Process Res. Dev., 2017, 21 (4), pp 578–584

Image credit: Org. Process Res. Dev., 2017, 21 (4), pp 578–584