Designing Safer and Greener Antibiotics

  • Jordan A
  • Gathergood N
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Abstract

A review. Since the prodn. of the first pharmaceutically active mols. at the beginning of the 1900s, drug mols. and their metabolites have been obsd. in the environment in significant concns. In this review, the persistence of antibiotics in the environment and their assocd. effects on ecosystems, bacterial resistance and health effects will be examd. Solns. to these problems will also be discussed, including the pharmaceutical industries input, green chem., computer modeling and representative ionic liq. research. [on SciFinder(R)]

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Jordan, A., & Gathergood, N. (2013). Designing Safer and Greener Antibiotics. Antibiotics, 2(3), 419–438. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics2030419

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