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Agricultural purposes in eco-friendly Chemistry illustrates the synergism among eco-friendly chemistry and agriculture, and it indicates how eco-friendly chemistry offers a direction within the move towards sustainable agriculture.

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6 billion pounds of adhesives in 2001. Sixteen percent of these were solvent based systems (7), releasing several hundred million pounds of VOCs into the atmosphere. The search for environmentally compatible adhesives has turned to such examples of nature as the tenacious adherence of barnacles and mussels (2). Although the properties have indeed been spectacular, production of these adhesives on a commercial scale has been problematic. ; ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2004.

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