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The Nexus Newsletter is a bi-monthly newsletter designed to connect the global green chemistry community, share information, and support the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® in its mission: to catalyze and enable the implementation of green and sustainable chemistry and engineering throughout the global chemical enterprise and across the Society.

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director

Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

As we get closer to the 20th Annual GC&E​, I’d like to think that the pace of activity would slow a bit and we would be in a more settled state.  I have to say that is definitely not

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director

Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

I think I’m still trying to come to terms with how fast the year is going by; we’re finishing the first quarter already and Spring has officially arrived!  We eagerly await the cherry

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director

It’s been a busy start to the New Year.  The annual GC&E conference always requires a considerable amount of effort throughout the year, and this year will be no different.  Moving the conference to Portland will have its challenges, and we are always loo

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director

Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

I’ve just returned from a week-long trip to New Delhi and Mumbai, India and two different green chemistry conferences. Traveling to India makes for a long trip, but I am always very d

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director

Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

The Fall is always such a busy time of year as everyone rushes madly about to complete year-long objectives while teeing up plans for next year.  It’s also the time when we do a major

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director

Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

I’m currently writing this on a plane as I make my way to Illinois to speak at the Midwest Association of Chemistry Teachers at Liberal Arts Colleges (MACTLAC). I’m honored and excite

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from Director

Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

The 250th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society is rapidly drawing to a close. As always, I am appreciative that there has been a fair amount of green chemistry and relate

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director

Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

July has been an eventful month for sustainable and green chemistry. The 5th through the 8th I was privileged to be in Tokyo for the 7th International Conference on Green and Sustaina

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director

Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

It’s hard to believe that we are only a few weeks away from the 19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, to be held in N. Bethesda, MD., July 14th through the 16th. Putti

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director

Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®


So much has happened since my last Nexus article that I’m not sure I can do justice to everything.  Once again, this is a great problem to have!  In mid-April I was fortunate to be in

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director

Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

There is always a lot going on in green chemistry and engineering, which is a great thing. I sometimes hear that many people don’t think that is the case and believe that more should

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director

Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

Last week I had the privilege of seeing the work of three National Science Foundations centers. There are a total of eight centers that have received Phase II funding since 2007, and

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director

Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

In late January I had the opportunity to attend the LAUNCH forum. In case you are not familiar with LAUNCH, you can find out more about it here.  This year the LAUNCH partners develop

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director

Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

With the end of the year and the beginning of the next, there is always good reason to pause for a moment to reflect on the past year and anticipate the coming year. As one looks back

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director

Contributed by David Constable, Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

Last week I attended and spoke at a Materials Research Society meeting. It was very interesting despite having only a short time to spend there, but I

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director

Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

In the past month there have been several notable events I’d like to talk about. On the 16th of October I was privileged to be a part of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awa

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director: Moving beyond the single "green" metric

Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

Over the past year the quantity and diversity of articles published in The Nexus is one demonstration of just how much is happening in green chemistry and engineering. This is evidenc

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director

By David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

This is going to be a necessarily shorter than usual post given the fact that it’s hard to maintain the pace of the last few months of travel.

In case you didn’t know, there are few states that ar

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director

By David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

It’s been an incredibly eventful summer for Green Chemistry starting with the 18th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference that I wrote about in my June column. Since then, I’ve had the

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director: GG&E Conference Recap

Once again it was a very hectic winter and spring this year as the ACS GCI staff prepared for 18th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference held this past week. Conferences like this require a significant amount of work on the part of many people

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director: Critical Materials & Endangered Elements

By David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

This month in The Nexus, we are highlighting the topic of critical materials and endangered elements. I would suggest that this is something often overlooked by most people, including chemists an

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director

I missed writing something for the Nexus last month and over the period of time since I last wrote there have been a number of significant events I’d like to tell you about.

On the 11th of March I had the opportunity to take part in a gathering at the NASA

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director: Life As We Know It

I've started reading a book called “Countdown” with the subtitle “Our last, best hope for a future on earth?” by Alan Weisman. It is a sequel to Weisman's book “The World Without Us,” where the “Us” is people. Where “The World Without Us” describes how ea

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director: Looking Ahead

It has been a year now since I've started working at the ACS GCI and I’m not quite sure how the days accumulated into weeks and months that passed so quickly. I’m also not sure how we managed to accomplish so much but I think it has to do with having an a

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director: Green Chemistry is Alive & Well in the EU and India

Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS GCI


I think it’s been a very eventful month for green chemistry!  EcoChem was held the 19th through the 21st in Basel, Switzerland.  Billed as the largest green chemistry event of its kind, it certainly attract

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director: Toxics - A Systemic Issue

Since the passage of the California Green Chemistry legislation I've noticed a significant uptick in activities related to the presence of toxic substances in consumer products brought to the public's attention by this law being enacted. The number of tra

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director: Two months on the road

The past six weeks have been eventful. In early September there was the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis and that was an enjoyable week.  Indianapolis turned out to be a great venue with lots of good programming and some very memorable events. I espec

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ACSGCI
Valued Contributor II
Message from the Director - August 2013

Last month I mentioned that I was looking forward to the ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy that was held the week of July 22nd, and now I can report it was, once again, an unqualified success. There was a great mix of talks and I

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CBriddell
Contributor II
Message from the Director: GC&E Conference, Rational Molecular Design, & more

By most any measure you use, I think the 17th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference was a great success. There were 32 technical sessions covering a range of disciplines and 488 Conference registrants. The Student Workshop was personally exhau

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CBriddell
Contributor II
Message from the Director

It has been a hectic month as the ACS GCI Team has geared up for the 17th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference to be held the 18th through the 20th of June in North Bethesda, MD.  The conference is shaping up to be a great event, with 32 tech

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