• Green Chemistry at the ACS National Meeting in Orlando

    The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® is excited to participate in the 2019 Spring ACS National Meeting & Expo in Orlando, FL this March 1 through April 4. With so much going on at the National Meetings, it can ...
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  • 76 ACS Students Chapters Excel at Green Chemistry!

    The Undergraduate Student Chapter Awards Ceremony at the ACS National Meeting in Orlando is coming soon, and this year we will be congratulating 76 student chapters who have won the Green Chemistry Award! Included in ...
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  • The Importance of Closing the Loop

    Contributed by Dr. David Constable, Science Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®   Over the past five years or so there has been growing public awareness and increasing attention being paid to how socie...
  • Sustainable Chemistry in the Era of Divided Government

    Contributed by Carl Maxwell, Advocacy Manager, American Chemical Society   Unless you have been off the grid over the last three months, it is clear the era of divided government is fully formed. With Democrats ...
  • 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, ...
  • ACS International Student Chapter Highlight: University of Delhi

    Contributed by: Radhika Gupta and Gunjan Arora, Members of ACS International Student Chapter, University of Delhi, India   The ACS International Student Chapter at the University of Delhi in India has been activ...
  • Embracing 2019, the International Year of the Periodic Table

    It is hard to believe we are already approaching the end of February! Each year seems to pass more quickly than the last one and 2019 is shaping up to be a busy year for chemistry, thanks to the International Year of ...
  • Students and Postdoc Win Green Chemistry Awards

    Attending and presenting at a scientific conference is an important milestone and professional development opportunity for young researchers. To enable this experience for more early-career scientists, the ACS Green C...
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  • Message from the Director - Celebrating the Winners of the 2018 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

    The American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute® was thrilled to host the Green Chemistry Challenge Awards ceremony in Washington, DC this week!  ACS GCI coordinated this year’s nomination and ...
  • 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...
  • Highlights of the Interactive Discussions, Part 2: Metrics - Advances and Limitations in Determining the Greenness of Drug Manufacturing

    By Frank Roschangar, Director, Process Research & Global External Chemistry Management, Chemical Development US, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals   The 22nd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Confe...
  • Dr. Frances Arnold: Looking for Novelty through Directed Evolution

    Catalysis, the process of reducing a reaction’s energy requirement through use of a catalyzing agent, is a standard design principle of green chemistry. Yet many of the catalysts that chemists use are made out o...
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  • 2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

    Get ready to celebrate the periodic table! The U.N. has named 2019 the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT) in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Mendeleev’s groundbreaking Per...
  • Message from the Director - GC&E Conference:  Retrospective and Prospective

    My sincere thanks to all who attended and helped organize last month’s Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference in Portland, Oregon—what a fantastic meeting!  A total of 580 attendees shared resea...
  • USC Student Emily Roberts Wins Kenneth Hancock Memorial Award

    Congratulations to this year’s Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Award winner, Emily Roberts, who is a Ph.D. candidate in Materials Chemistry at the University of Southern California. She received the award from the A...
  • 2018 Joseph Breen Memorial Fellowship Award Winners

    The Joseph Breen Memorial Fellowship sponsors the participation of a young green chemistry scholar to attend a green chemistry technical meeting, conference, or training program. This year's winners are enrolled at Oh...
  • Highlights from the Interactive Discussions – Part I

    One of the new elements of the GC&E Conference this year was a morning dedicated to Interactive Discussions—a different session format aimed to engage participants in discussions and actively explore new app...
  • 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...
  • Simplifying the Switch to Green Chemistry

    Contributed by Derrick Ward, Program Manager, Beyond Benign, and Erika Daley, My Green Lab   Are you looking to integrate green chemistry into teaching labs, but just can’t find time to look for and analyz...
  • Learning from Shared Experiences: Success Stories and Resources for Start-Ups at the GC&E

    Contributed by Paul D. Thornton, Development Scientist, GreenCentre Canada, and Laura M. Reyes, Career Development Leader, Chemical Institute of Canada   We have organized a full-day session at this year’s...