• 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...
  • Continuous (Flow) Chemistry’s Role in Providing Greater Access to Medication Around the World

    Drugs are expensive. That is something the whole world can agree on. People are spending too much on drugs and an unprecedented amount of population does not even have access to medications in the first place. Diminis...
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  • Green Polyurethane

    Contributed by Oleg Figovsky, Director of Research and Development, Hybrid Coating Technologies; and Alexander Leykin, Olga Birukova, Raisa Potashnikova, and Leonid Shapovalov, Polymate Ltd. International Nanotechnolo...
  • Capturing Plastics with a Purpose

    Contributed by Jenna Jambeck, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, and Director, Center of Focus for Circular Materials Management, New Materials Institute, University of Ge...
  • Top Value Added Chemicals: The Biobased Economy 12 Years Later

    In 2004, the United States Department of Energy published a landmark report titled “Top Value Added Chemicals from Biomass,” in which they highlighted a dozen molecules as the most promising framework mole...
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  • Activation and Discovery of Earth-Abundant Metal Catalysts Enabled by Sodium tert-Butoxide

    Contributed by J. H. Docherty and S. P. Thomas, EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh   Chemical catalysis is an engine that powers modern society. The majority of modern chemical transformations...
  • “There’s a Great Future in Plastics”

    Contributed by Mats Linder, Ph.D., Project Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation   When Mr. McQuire told Dustin Hoffmann’s character Ben about the great future in plastics in the 1967 classic The Graduate, h...
  • Open Education: Connecting green chemistry with social & environmental justice (#GCSEJ)

    Contributed by Ed Brush, Professor of Chemistry, Bridgewater State University, ebrush@bridgew.edu, @GreenChemEd   Momentum is growing for the green chemistry education roadmap project (C&E News) and for the ...
  • Green CO2NCRETE(TM) for Sustainable Construction

    Contributed by Cheng-Wei Lin, Ph.D. candidate; Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles; Bu Wang Ph.D.; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Californi...
  • Life-Cycle Thinking in a Systems Context

    By David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®   Back in October, I wrote about systems thinking: what it is and why we need to think about it more in chemistry. This month, I’d like to ...
  • Fighting Climate Change through Chemistry: GreenCentre’s IHC4 Program

    Contributed by Laura M. Reyes, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, GreenCentre Canada   It is critically important that the right resources are readily available to advance chemistry technologies with th...