Guides and metrics: Metrics

Efficiency based metrics

The video on this page reproduces content from L. Summerton and A. Constandinou, Beyond Mass-based Metrics: Evaluating the Greenness of Your Reaction, in Green and Sustainable Medicinal Chemistry: Methods, Tools and Strategies for the 21st Century Pharmaceutical Industry, L. Summerton, H. F. Sneddon, L. C. Jones and J. H. Clark, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, 2016, ch. 4, pp. 41-53.. It is copyright to the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and is reproduced here with their express permission. If you wish to reproduce it elsewhere you must obtain similar permission from the RSC.

In this video Louise Summerton at the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, University of York describes commonly used efficiency based metrics, typically based on mass inputs/outputs, that can be readily calculated and interpreted to give an indication of the greenness of a reaction.