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Green Chemistry News Roundup February 4 – February 10, 2017

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News Roundup Feb4-10 v2.jpgWhat's New in Cosmetic Green Chemistry?

February 9, 2017 | Cosmetics Design

Cosmetics Design interviews Dr. Barbara Olioso, founder of The Green Chemistry Consultancy, to get her take on the latest in green cosmetics chemistry.

Sodium Benzoate as an Alternative to Biocides

February 8, 2017 | C&EN

As retailers and product formulators band together to find new cosmetic preservatives, Emerald Kalama Chemical is investing in 50-year-old sodium benzoate, calling it a safe, readily available alternative for a number of biocides under fire.

NSERC Steacie Memorial Fellowship goes to McGill Chemistry Professor

February 7, 2017 | McGill University

Tomislav Friščić was awarded a two-year, $250,000 fellowship to support research into greener chemistry. His research group plans to “focus fully on developing 'Chemistry 2.0' – a cleaner, solvent-free system of chemical synthesis that could replace traditional solvent-based approaches in research and industry.”

Alternative to Formaldehyde 5-HMF Could Create Bio Based Industrial Adhesive

February 6, 2017 | Specialty Chemicals Magazine

Avalon Industries is launching a research project to replace formaldehyde with bio-based, non-toxic 5-HMF (5-hydroxymethylfurfural). The project focuses on resins for the furniture industry, although the research is relevant to several sectors that might employ 5-HMF as a substitute for formaldehyde, e.g. as an active ingredient in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical sectors, or in the manufacture of textiles, bottles or food packaging.

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