6th IUPAC Conference

Created by ACS Green Chemistry Institute® on Jul 23, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015 at Venice, Italy

Starts at 10:00 AM · Ends on Sep 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM, EST (America/New_York)

  • ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

After Dresden, Moscow, Ottawa, Foz do Iguaçu and Durban, the IUPAC Green Chemistry Conference will move to Italy. The 6th IUPAC Green Conference (ICGC 2016) will be held in Venice next year, on 4-8 September, 2016.


Held every two years, the IUPAC Green Chemistry Conferences gather large number of scientists, technologists and experts from all over the world interested in disseminating and exchanging new ideas on sustainable chemistry and chemical technologies.


The program consists of five areas of interest. The main topics of the Conference are:


1. Molecular Innovation

  • Innovative materials for sustainable construction and cultural heritage
  • Nanomaterials
  • Polymers and polymer composites

2. Biorefinery

  • Biocatalysis and biotransformation
  • Biofuels Bio-based renewable, chemical feedstocks
  • Bio-based materials

3. Energy and water

  • Energy storage to facilitate uptake of renewable energy sources
  • Chemistry for improved energy harvesting
  • Green chemistry for agriculture and water management

4. Greener industrial processes

  • Greener solvents
  • Green catalysis
  • Pharma
  • Microwave, ultrasound and flow chemistry technology and organic synthesis
  • Separations and analysis

5. Policy, Sustainability and Security

  • Green Chemistry Education
  • How to influence policy to drive acceptance of Greener Technologies?
  • Measuring “Greener” – whole life cycle approaches Climate Change Mitigation

This Conference runs under the auspices of the National Research Council of Italy, the Italian National Committee for IUPAC, the Italian Society of Chemistry, the National Council of Chemists and the Green Chemistry Chair.

The International Advisory Board is composed of professors from all over the world: Paul T. Anastas (Yale University, Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering, New Haven, United States), Christopher M. A. Brett (Universidade de Coimbra, Departamento de Química, Coimbra, Portugal), Buxing Han (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, China), Jianguo Hou (University of Sciences & Technology of China, Nat’l. Lab. for the Physical Sciences, Hefei, China), Philip Jessop (Queen’s University, Department of Chemistry, Canada), Dieter Lenoir (GSF Research Center, Institute of Ecological Chemistry, Neuherberg, Gemany), Ekaterina S. Lokteva (Moscow State University, Chemistry Department, Moscow, Russia), Anna S. Makarova (Mendeleyev University of Technology, UNESCO Chair “Green Chemistry for sustainable Development”, Moscow, Russia), Liliana Mammino (University of Venda, Department of Chemistry, Thohoyandou, South Africa), Cláudio José de Araujo Mota (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Chemistry Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil), Patrick Moyna (Universidad de la República, Facultad de Quimica, Montevideo, Uruguay), Egid B. Mubofu (University of Dar es Salaam, Department of Chemistry, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania), Virinder S. Parmar (University of Delhi, Department of Chemistry, India), Natalia Plechkova (Queen’s University of Belfast, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Belfast, United Kingdom), Janet L. Scott (Unilever, Director Caversham, Reading, United Kingdom), Kenneth R. Seddon (Queen’s University Belfast, School of Chemistry, Belfast, United Kingdom), Natalia P. Tarasova (Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology, Moscow, Russia), Takashi Tatsumi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Chemical Resources Laboratory, Yokohama, Japan), Takashi Ushikubo (Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan), Patricia Vázquez (National University of La Plata (UNLP), Department of Chemistry, Buenos Aires, Argentina), Vânia G. Zuin (Federal University of São Carlos, Department of Chemistry, São Carlos, Brasil).

We believe that the perception of the role of chemistry will take advantage of these IUPAC Conferences. In fact, chemists deserve to be perceived as scientists able to carry out and address a dialogue on sustainable development owing to the unique role they play in mapping the way ahead for the world development.

The previous conferences have been outstanding events with a large number of participants. For the Venice 2016 Conference we expect a large, worldwide participation from industries, academic and institutional bodies owing to the international recognition that IUPAC itself and its Green Chemistry Conferences have attained over since the first edition in 2006.

For  further information about the Conference, you can have a look to the website of Conference at:

Venice, Italy