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Green Chemistry, Cosmetic Dermatology Debut in Boston
Posted: May 24, 2006
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The session broke for an awards luncheon, honoring student posters. First place was awarded to Jessica Yuan, Micheline Samaan and E. Acosta (University of Toronto), for the poster entitled: “Linker-based Lecithin Microemulsions for Topical Delivery of Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate and Sodium Salicylate.” Smita Chawla, Marty Visscher, Ph.D., Randy Wickett, Ph.D., and Raymond Boissy, Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati), were awarded second place for: “On the Efficacy and Safety of a Novel Tyrosinase Inhibitor Deoxyarbutin, and its Second Generation Derivatives.” Third place was awarded for “Effect of Hydration on In-vitro Permeation of Antifungal Ketoconazole Through Human Nail Plate,” by Hemali Gunt and Gerald B. Kasting, Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati); and fourth place was presented to Tara Waller, Lisa R. Huisinga and Robert Y. Lochhead, Ph.D. (University of Southern Mississippi), for their poster entitled “Investigation of the Polyelectrolyte-association Colloid Interactions in the Semi-Dilute and Concentrated Regime Using High-Throughput Screening.”
(L to R) Yuan, Chawla, Don Katz (award sponsor from DD Chemco),
Gunt and Waller.
Rounding out the Annual Scientific Seminar, the session on green chemistry was moderated by Art Georgalas (TRI-K Industries), and featured concepts from a basic introduction to green chemistry and sustainable materials design and water-soluble crosslinking materials in cosmetics, to innovating in a resource-limited world and high performance products from renewable products. Amy S. Cannon (University of Massachusetts Lowell) stepped in for the introductory presenter and explained that the concept of green chemistry stemmed from the EPA. D. Tyler McQuade, Ph.D., (Cornell University), explained the concept of microreactors and encapsulated catalysts to cut down on processing steps while raising the efficiency of chemical synthesis. Attendees were very interested in learning ways to decrease processing costs and finding faster means to test and substantiate products and products claims.