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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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Nina McClelland:  Champion and Friend

By William F. Carroll, Jr., Chair, ACS Green Chemistry Institute Advisory Board

For many readers, the name Nina McClelland will not be familiar. Nina passed away at the age of 90 on August 16.  She had been an American Chemical Society activist for about 5

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ACSGCI
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Remembering Ken Seddon

Contributed by Mary M. Kirchhoff, Ph.D., Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®; Executive Vice President of Scientific Advancement, ACS

The green chemistry community lost a friend with the passing of Ken Seddon on January 21.  Ken's stellar science, cou

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John Warner on Green Chemistry's Golden Opportunity for S&T Students

This article was originally published on VentureWell's blog.

Green chemistry is evolving to respond to a host of health and environmental challenges. Like most complex social issues, future science and technology professionals and entrepreneurs will be cha

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Featured GC&E Organizers: Saskia van Bergen, Washington State Dept. of Ecology & Jeffrey Whitford, MilliporeSigma

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Saskia van Bergen, Green Chemistry Scie

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Featured GC&E Organizers: Leo T. Kenny, Ph.D., Planet Singular & Michael Kirschner, Design Chain Associates, LLC

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Leo T. Kenny, Ph.D., Planet Singular

Mic

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Featured GC&E Organizer: Sharon Papke, Covestro

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Sharon Papke, Head of CAS NAFTA Advocac

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Featured GC&E Organizers: Ed Brush, Ph.D., Bridgewater State University & Grace Lasker, Ph.D., University of Washington

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Ed Brush, Ph.D., Bridgewater State Univ

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Featured GC&E Organizers: Stephen DeVito, U.S. EPA & Stanley Kolis, Eli Lilly and Company

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Stephen C. DeVito, Chief, Data Quality

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Featured GC&E Organizer: Jim Lalonde, Ph.D., Codexis

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Jim Lalonde, Ph.D., Codexis
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Featured GC&E Organizer: Richard Blackburn, Ph.D., University of Leeds

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Richard Blackburn, Ph.D., Head of Susta

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Featured GC&E Organizer: Ingrid Mergelsberg, Ph.D., Merck

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Ingrid Mergelsberg, Ph.D., Merck
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Featured GC&E Organizer: Paul Thornton, GreenCentre Canada

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Paul Thornton, Ph.D., GreenCentre Canad

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Featured GC&E Organizer: Hans Plugge, 3E Company; Longzhu Shen, Yale University; and Alexandra Maertens, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Hans Plugge, 3E Company; Longzhu Shen,

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Featured GC&E Organizer: Philip Jessop, Queen's University

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Philip Jessop, Ph.D., Department of Che

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Featured GC&E Organizer: Frank Roschangar, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Frank Roschangar, Ph.D. MBA, Director,

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Featured GC&E Organizers: Sylvain Caillol, University of Montpellier & Henri Cramail, University of Bordeaux

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Sylvain Caillol, Ph.D., Institute Charl

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Featured GC&E Organizer: Jared Piper, Pfizer

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Jared Piper, Ph.D., Director, Process C

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Featured GC&E Organizer: Brian Sparling, Amgen

Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!

Brian Sparling, Ph.D., Scientist, Medi

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The Importance of an Open Mind in Chemistry

Contributed by Professor James Mack, Associate Professor and Assistant Head, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati

It is amazing that it has been about 20 years since I was first introduced to both green chemistry and mechanochemistry.  I will admit

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Forget Going for the Gold; We're Going for Green! How U.S. EPA Programs Accelerate Innovation in the Chemical Enterprise

At this year’s Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference in Portland, OR, I had the opportunity to interview David Widawsky, Director of the Chemistry, Economics, and Sustainable Strategies Division at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We d

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Reflections from Portland and the Importance of Green Chemistry in Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals

At this year’s GC&E conference, I had the chance to interview Shawn Hunter, Global EH&S Product Sustainability Leader for Building and Construction at the Dow Chemical Company. Here, read our discussion about Dow’s sustainability initiatives, successful i

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ACSGCI
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Getting Community College Students into the Lab with Green Chemistry

During the GC&E conference in June, we had a chance to catch up with Rick Glover, a chemistry teacher at Bellevue College in Washington State. In an interview, he discussed how he gets community college students into the lab and engaged in real-world sust

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Charting the Future of Green Chemistry Education

Contributed by Dr. Mary Kirchhoff, Director, ACS Education Division

PORTLAND, Ore.—Before the ubiquitous cell phone came on the scene, people used physical road maps to figure out how to drive from Point A to Point B. The road atlas of the U.S. was our con

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Jin-Quan Yu, 20th Anniversary GC&E Conference Keynote Presenter

Dr. Yu is a keynote speaker at the 20th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference in Portland, Oregon. As a chemist at the Scripps Research Institute, his work has focused on discovery and rational design of new reactions using C-H activation.

Q: I

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amandanurmi
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Senator Chris Coons: Pushing the U.S. Economy Toward Sustainability

Chris Coons, United States Senator from Delaware, is making sustainability a priority.

Senator Coons’ Newsroom has announced that Coons and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced a bipartisan bill to encourage innovation in the field of sustainable che

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Dr. Angela Belcher: Mimicking Nature for Sustainable Solutions

Imagine taking a simple organism and designing materials and devices, much like nature would, to deliver innovative advancements in energy, the environment, and medicine, including cancer research. That is what Professor Angela Belcher not only dreamed up

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Sigma-Aldrich® Global Green Chemistry Initiative

Next Phase Kicked-off with Special Issue of Aldrichimica Acta

Company's top-ranked* chemical review journal to feature commentary from thought leaders in green chemistry


Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL), a leading life science and high technology co

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Dr. Deborah Mielewski: Greening automobiles from the inside out

Henry Ford:

“For a long time now, I have believed that industry & agriculture are natural partners & that they should begin to recognize & practice their partnership. Each of them is suffering from ailments which the other can cure. Agriculture needs a wid

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Remembering Dr. Richard P. Wool

Dr. Richard P. Wool was a familiar and prominent face in the green chemistry and engineering world, whether he was molding the minds of college students, organizing conferences and events (he was until his recent passing a co-chair of the GC&E Conference

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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 of rare metals like platinum. Figuring out ho

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