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GLGCN/MGCC Green Chemistry Webinar: December 11, 2013 -- Terry Collins

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Published on Jan 6, 2014

In this audio-visual recording of the December 2013 Green Chemistry Webinar, Dr. Terrence J. Collins (Teresa Heinz Professor of Green Chemistry, Director - Institute for Green Science, Carnegie Mellon University) gives a presentation entitled "Building the chemical dimension of a sustainable civilization: the Compass and the Code", followed by an Q&A session with webinar attendees.

Abstract:
The presentation will give an overview of sustainability: the negative environmental indicators result from technology choices; the Brundtland Commission definition of "sustainable development", the idea of the "Sustainability Compass; and the barriers impeding progress from unsustainable technologies to clearly available sustainable alternatives. "How can we negotiate with the future?" is a key question for transgenerational justice which sustainability challenges have propelled to the center of the civilizational ethical stage. We will highlight the problem of how academic isolation may prevent professors from seeing the connections necessary for sustainability. The "Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development" is offered as a framework for formulating approaches to sustainability challenges across disciplines, sectors and cultures. I will present a categorization of the problem space of green chemistry—a six-shelf system with endocrine disruption on the top shelf. Endocrine disruptors are compounds that alter the hormonal control of cellular development and signaling to impair living things at trace, environmentally relevant concentrations. I will describe the Tiered Protocol for Endocrine Disruption (TiPED), allowing chemists to design against endocrine disruptors. I will describe my invention: trademarked "TAML activators" (TAMLs) - the first full-functional, small-molecule catalysts that mimic the peroxidases, nature's enzymes for marshaling the reactivity of hydrogen peroxide. I will show how TAMLs were designed, how they work, where they have existing or potential commercial uses, and how TiPED is being used to check that TAMLs are not endocrine disruptors. I will conclude with a "Code of Sustainability Ethics" to guide future leaders in the pursuit of sustainability.

Each month, the Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network (GLGCN) (www.glgc.org) and the Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse (MGCC) (www.migreenchemistry.org) host a webinar on green chemistry. Details of past and future webinars can be found at the aforementioned web sites.

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