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The Nexus Blog and Newsletter is published by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® to connect and expand the global green chemistry and engineering community. Learn more about us: www.acs.org/gci.
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Safer Chemistry Impact Fund Launches to Accelerate Replacement of Hazardous Chemicals
By Cecilia Smith, Administrative Assistant, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

A new initiative that aims to systematically eliminate hazardous chemicals used in industry and replace them with verified, safer alternatives at scale was launched this February. W

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Prof. Diaconescu Awarded ACS GCI Oilfield Chemistry Roundtable Grant

By Christiana Briddell, Sr. Communications Manager, ACS GCI

Acrylamide-based polymers are the most common friction reducer used in hydraulic fracturing. In a horizontal well, friction reducers, such as polyacrylamides, reduce the energy and pressure requi

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ACS Catalysis Lectureship Winner Shannon Stahl’s Radical New Tools

 

From J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 2357-67

Reprinted with permission from Hoover, J.M.; Ryland, B.L.; Stahl, S.S.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 2357-67 Copyright (2013) American Chemical Society

By Ian Mallov, Ph.D., Research Chemist with Inkbox Ink

Here’s a

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Chemistry Education for a Sustainable Future

By Jenny MacKellar, Program Manager, ACS Green Chemistry Institute & Aurora Ginzburg, Education Specialist, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

As we work towards developing green chemistry education resources for the undergraduate chemistry curriculum, we retur

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By Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator of EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention 

 

For 25 years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and American Chemical Society (ACS) have worked together to sponsor the Green Chemistr

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The ACS GCI Oilfield Chemistry Roundtable: Expanding Within the Oil & Gas Industry

With the desire to advance green chemistry and engineering in the broader oil and gas industry, the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable is expanding its scope to other areas of oilfield chemistry

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Prospecting in the Anthropocene: Saving Cyborgs & Windmills Through Rare Earth Element Recycling

By Ian Mallov, Research Chemist, Inkbox Ink

Ding, Y.; Harvey, D.; Wang, N.-W. L. Green Chem., 2020, Advance Article. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/D0GC00495B Reproduction by permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Mountain Pass is a tiny, unincorporate

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Educating for a Systems-Inspired and Sustainable Future: A Framework for Environmentally Responsible Engineering

By Cindy Gilbert, M.S., M.Ed., Senior Program Officer, VentureWell

Graphic Created by VentureWell in Partnership with The Lemelson Foundation

Collectively, we are facing unprecedented planetary-scale environmental challenges that are inextricably linked to

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U.N. Sustainable Development Goal #2 – End Hunger:  What Can Chemists Do?

By Christiana Briddell, Sr. Communications Manager, ACS Green Chemistry Institute, and featuring Yalinu Poya, Ph.D. student at the University of Glasgow.

When you start to scratch the surface of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the first thin

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By Ian Mallov, Ph.D., Research Chemist at inkbox Tattoos

You might have seen news of the young sperm whale who died on a beach in Scotland two weeks ago. A necropsy of the animal found more than 100 kilograms of plastic in its stomach. Fishing nets, plasti

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The Moonshot of our Times: Meeting the Challenge of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (with chemistry)

By Christiana Briddell, Communication Manager, ACS Green Chemistry Institute


In a cultural and political climate that grows increasingly more divisive and nationalistic, the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) stand as a clarion call for decisive and

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Mechanochemistry:  To nanomaterials and beyond

Rafael Luque, Professor, Departamento de Quimica Organica, Universidad de Cordoba, Spain

Mechanochemistry deals with chemical transformations induced by mechanical means such as compression, shear or friction. In mechanochemical processes, the energy requi

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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, and increase crop yields.

My own expe

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CYRENE™: A New Bio-based Dipolar Aprotic Solvent

Contributed by Jane Murray, Ph.D., Global Head of Green Chemistry, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (MilliporeSigma)

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Increasing the availability of safer, sustainable solvents is expected to significantly impact industrial Green Chemistry programs. Cy

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The Top 10 Green Chemistry Journal Articles of 2017

Recently, we posted the top 10 most downloaded 2017 articles from the ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering Journal. Here we are featuring the articles with the most downloads in 2017 from the Royal Society of Chemistry's journal, Green Chemistry.

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