Rational Design of Safer Chemicals

Rational Design of Safer Chemicals

Business & Innovation Channel: Green Chemistry Series


Green Chemistry involves more than reduce, reuse & recycle, it can mean using better designed products that are less toxic and more sustainable.  Join Dr. Julie Zimmerman as she explains how rational design can create the next generation of molecules. Co-presented by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute.



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What You Will Learn

  • The role of Green Chemistry in innovation
  • Molecular design guidelines for reduced acute and chronic toxicity
  • Correlation of physiochemical properties to toxicity endpoints
  • Use of mechanistic toxicology to advance the design of safer chemicals
  • And much more!


Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free


Meet Your Experts

Dr. Julie Beth Zimmerman is an Associate Professor of Green Engineering jointly appointed in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering) and the School of Forestry and Environment at Yale University.  Dr. Zimmerman also serves as the Acting Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale.



Joseph Fortunak is a PhD organic chemist. He spent 21 years in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as head of global chemical development at Abbott Labs (2004). Joseph is a professor at Howard University, specializing in green chemistry and global access to medicines. He works with organizations including the WHO, UNITAID, the Clinton Foundation, and the Kilimanjaro School of Pharmacy.








This episode of ACS Webinars™ is co-produced with the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. Learn more about green chemistry and sustainability at http://www.acs.org/gci .


The Fine Print

ACS Webinars™ does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society.



2 Responses to “Rational Design of Safer Chemicals”

  1. Dr.G.S. Mukherjee says:

    It is a good effort that Green Chemistry will be discussed by you and your team.

    I am sure that the participants will have lot of new information from your course program.

    wish you all the best,

    Dr.G.S. Mukherjee,
    Additional Director and Associate Editor-in-Chief, Defence Science Journal.
    Defence Research & Development Organization, New Delhi, INDIA

  2. Dr. Ezekiel O. Afolabi says:

    I look forward to the day because your outlines are quite relevant to areas of my research interesrt.
    Dr. Ezekiel O. Afolabi
    Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    University of Jos, Jos. NIGERIA.

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