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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... more
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... more
The American Chemical Society (ACS) just wrapped up its first Virtual National Meeting & Expo. Pivoting from the planned in-person meeting to an online event proved challenging given the size of the National Meeting. Despite these challenges, more than... more
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... more
By Dan Bailey, 2020 Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry Winner
My interest in green chemistry started with a simple realization about how we do chemistry: we produce far more waste than actual products.
I joined the process chemistry group at Takeda Ph... more
The 24th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Virtual Conference is a wrap! Converted to a five-day virtual event due to the pandemic, the theme of the conference was “System-Inspired Design.” As a free, first-time virtual ACS conference, almost 5... more
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... more
The American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) is pleased to announce the call for symposia for the 25th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. The Conference will be held June 14-16, 2021, in Reston, Virginia.
Conference Th... more
If you missed any of the fantastic chemistry education sessions at the ACS Green Chemistry Institute’s® 24th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Virtual Conference, it’s not too late to go back and review those sessions now. Several of the technical ses... more
Edward Brush, Ph.D.
Bridgewater State University
The world presents us with problems whose complexity and impact we can barely imagine but that we must solve. As educators, our mission is to prepare our students to do exactly that. The in... more
Thanks to all those who joined the ACS Green Chemistry Institute for our first virtual conference the week of June 15! It was an amazing week spent sharing green chemistry and engineering research and education, making new connections, and reconnecting w... more
Robert Giraud, Elise Fox, Ed Brush, Brian Salvatore, George Cobb, Jillian Goldfarb, Matt Fisher, Marie Bourgeois, Barclay Satterfield, John Jayne, Keisuke Ikehata, Chris Avery
Green chemistry lost a dear friend and ardent supporter the day before Earth Da... more
By Nakisha Mark, 2020 Heh-Won Chang Ph.D. Fellowship in Green Chemistry Winner
My passion towards chemistry began with my ingrained curiosity for cosmetic formulation and fertilizer production. This curiosity was amplified when I realized that many of the... more
By Heather LeClerc, 2020 Heh-Won Chang Ph.D. Fellowship in Green Chemistry Winner
With the current pandemic upon us, I have had time to sit back and think about my journey towards becoming a chemical engineering Ph.D. student. As I sit here and write this... more
Due to COVID-19, the Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) campaign has gone fully digital with instructions for organizing virtual events and an updated suite of educational resources.
Find a Virtual CCEW Event to participate or learn how to plan your own... more
By David Constable Science Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute
Over the past few months we’ve highlighted the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), showing just a few of the many ways in which chemistry plays an enormous part in achieving the goa... more
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... more
By Carl Maxwell, Manager, Government Affairs, Office of External Affairs and Communication
Following on the heels of last year’s House Science Committee hearing on sustainable chemistry, the ACS Office of External Affairs worked closely with Congressional... more
By Jenny MacKellar, Program Manager, ACS Green Chemistry Institute ®
In the last couple of Nexus newsletters, we have shared information about ACS GCI’s efforts to draw connections between Systems Thinking and Chemistry Education, as well as our efforts to... more
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... more
Safety is a core value of the American Chemical Society. You have likely seen this phrase in recent communications from ACS, such as the announcement of the termination of the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia last month. This core value of the Socie... more
By Evan Riley, Communication Associate, ACS Green Chemistry Institute
The recipient of this year’s Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry & Engineering Impact in the Pharmaceutical Industry is Dan Bailey of Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Bailey is based at Taked... more
By Jenny MacKellar, Program Manager, ACS Green Chemistry Institute
Supporting the next generation of green chemists is a strategic priority for the ACS Green Chemistry Institute (GCI). Luckily, the chemistry community is full of accomplished chemists who s... more
Are you planning to attend the ACS National Meetings in Philadelphia this March? Don't miss these sustainable and green chemistry and engineering events!
Fun and Giveaways at the ACS GCI Booth in the Expo!
First, drop by the Expo and visit the ACS Green Che... more
Contributed by Tomi Minato, Planning Manager, Japan Association for Chemical Innovation (JACI)
The Japan Association for Chemical Innovation is a public interest incorporated association with members from the chemical industry, consumer products industry,... more
Although chemistry occurs in systems in nature, most students still learn chemistry in a reductionist manner—looking at the discrete parts without a clear idea how it connects to the whole. Now chemistry educators are starting to integrate the concept of... more
The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® convened companies in the oil and gas industry at the annual ACS GCI Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable recently to discuss greener chemicals and processes in hydraulic fracturing. Baker Hughes hosted the meeting at their W... more
April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Conceived by Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day reminds us of our obligation to care for our fragile planet. Signs of humanity’s negative impact on the environment were evident when the first Earth Da... more
By Peter Reinhardt, Director, Environmental Health and Safety at Yale University, and Chair, ACS Committee on Chemical Safety Safe Practices Subcommittee
The American Chemical Society creates statements to promote public policies that help the chemistry en... more
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... more