• Goal 3: Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-Being for All at All Ages

     By David Constable Science Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute   Over the past few months we’ve highlighted the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), showing just a few of the many ways in w...
  • ACS GCI Holds Green Chemistry Gathering for Oil and Gas Companies

    The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® convened companies in the oil and gas industry at the annual ACS GCI Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable recently to discuss greener chemicals and processes in hydraulic fracturing....
  • Nine Key Research, Development and Demonstration Needs Identified by Alternative Separations Report

    By David Constable, Science Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute   In 2013, members of the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) Chemical Manufacturers Roundtable (ChMRT), conceived a ...
  • Green Labs: Reducing Chemistry’s Footprint on Campuses (and Beyond)

    By Christiana Briddell, Sr. Communications Manager, ACS GCI; Jennifer MacKellar, Program Manager, ACS GCI; Marta Gmurczyk, Safety Portfolio Manager, ACS   Today’s environmental headlines are replete with s...
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  • Equipping Chemists to Meet Global Sustainability Challenges

    Representing the largest body of chemists in the world, the American Chemical Society has an important role to play in supporting its members and working with partners committed to addressing global sustainabilit...
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  • Biobased Polymers: A Sustainable Alternative?

    Dr. Bryony Core, Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx We live in the age of plastic. Our lives have become so enmeshed with it that it is becoming impossible to avoid in day to day life. Its uses are myriad: saving...
  • Celebrating the Winners of the 2019 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

    The American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) was honored to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to host the 2019 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards ceremony and recepti...
  • Quantitative approach to Green Chemistry made easier with DOZN 2.0 from MilliporeSigma

    Contributed by Samy Ponnusamy, Fellow & Global Manager, Green Chemistry, MilliporeSigma   The 12 principles of green chemistry provide a conceptual framework for green chemistry that is globally accepted, whi...
  • Challenges and Innovations in Safer Materials for Food Packaging

    Has the growing awareness of the reality and impacts of disposable plastic pollution finally started to change the marketplace? It seems that many factors are coming together to shift food packaging options away from ...
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  • Flowing Towards Greener Chemistry: A look inside the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable meeting and Flow Symposium

    By Paul Richardson, Director, Oncology Chemistry, Pfizer and Juan Colberg, Senior Director within CRD, Pfizer   The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable convened on October 9-10, 2018 at the Pfizer site in Groton, ...
  • Marketplace wants to "uberize" safer chemicals

    By Mr. Philip Krook, Communications Officer, ChemSec   Last week I heard a word that I had never heard before. It was a term explaining a phenomenon that has skyrocketed in the last years. The word was uberizati...
  • Driving Green Solvent Selection

    By Louis Diorazio, Pharmaceutical Technology and Development, AstraZeneca   Solvents are commonplace chemicals across industry and academia.  In many cases, the bulk of the materials that chemists process a...
  • CYRENE™: A New Bio-based Dipolar Aprotic Solvent

    Contributed by Jane Murray, Ph.D., Global Head of Green Chemistry, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (MilliporeSigma)   Summary   Increasing the availability of safer, sustainable solvents is expected to sign...
  • Grow Bioplastics Awarded NSF Grant

    The non-agrarian among us may not know this, but petroleum-derived, non-biodegradable, effectively non-recyclable plastic mulch is used extensively in farms across America to control weeds, retain moisture in the soil...
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  • Franklin Institute Picks Green Chemistry for 2019 Bower Award Theme

    The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pa. has announced it is seeking nominations for the 2019 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant contributions to green and sus...
  • Biomass Refinery 2.0

    Contributed by Max J. Hülsey, Ph.D. Candidate; Ning Yan, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore   The word ‘refinery’ evokes im...
  • Sustainable Catalyst Team Honored by the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable

    Professors Bruce Lipshutz, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California – Santa Barbara, and Sachin Handa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Louisville, hav...
  • The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Reagent Guides

    Despite the wide variety of chemistry conducted as part of drug discovery and development and the undoubted ingenuity of the chemists conducting the research, the majority of reactions still fall into a relatively sma...
  • DOZN™ – A Quantitative Green Chemistry Evaluator

    Contributed by Samy Ponnusamy, Ph.D., Fellow, Green Chemistry, MilliporeSigma; and Jeffrey Whitford, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Branding, MilliporeSigma   Summary: MilliporeSigma created a unique, web-...
  • The Pfizer Green Chemistry Program Workshop: Educating Our Future Workforce

    Contributed by Juan Colberg, Green Chemistry Leader/Senior Director of Chemical Technology, Pfizer; Javier Magano, Principal Scientist, Pfizer; and John Wong, Research Fellow, Pfizer   2012 marked the 10-year an...