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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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Dr. Bryony Core, Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx


We live in the age of plastic. Our lives have become so enmeshed with it that it is becoming impossible to avoid in day to day life. Its uses are myriad: saving lives in medical devices, reducing carbo

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VCU Professor Frank Gupton Honored by the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable

The Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry & Engineering Impact in the Pharmaceutical Industry will be presented October 25, 2019 to Prof. B. Frank Gupton at the NESACS Process Chemistry Symposium in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


The award, established in 201

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Six Grant Winners Announced by the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable

Left to right: Fernando Albericio, Beatriz G. de la Torre, Mark Mason, Aaron Vannucci, Arnaud Voituriez, Susan Olesik, and Ryan Shenvi.

 

Researchers from four U.S. institutions as well as South Africa and France received a total of almost $200,000 in fundi

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By David J.C. Constable, Science Director of the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute

Since 2013 I’ve had the privilege of being part of the ACS Summer School on Sustainable Energy and Green Chemistry.  Each year there are about 60 student

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Setting the Scene: Blooming Green Chemists and the ACS Summer School Experience

By Michelle Muzzio, Graduate Student, Brown University

I never realized how much location could profoundly change an experience until I was walking to class about to learn more about green chemistry from some of the world’s leading experts on the topic, wa

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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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Reflecting on the 2019 Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference and International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry

That’s a wrap! The American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute would like to sincerely thank all of the 579 attendees who presented and participated in the 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference and 9th International Green and Sust

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A New Professional Organization for Advancing the Science of Alternatives Assessment

Contributed by Rachel Simon, Senior Research Associate, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, and Lauren Heine, Senior Science Advisor, Northwest Green Chemistry; Director of Safer Materials and Data Integrity, MaterialWise; and member of the ACS Gree

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Message from the Director: Thank you for your service to ACS

We have just wrapped up the joint 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/ 9th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry in Reston, Virginia. We were thrilled to welcome more than 600 attendees to this year’s conference, whi

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Celebrating the Winners of the 2019 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

The American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) was honored to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to host the 2019 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards ceremony and reception at the EPA headquarters in Washington D.C. th

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Organizers: Se Ryeon Lee, Research Group Leader; Chad Landis, Research Associate; Kristin Nuzzio, Senior Research Chemist, PPG Industries

Converting an economy that is still largely linear (Take-Make-Dispose), to a circular economy where waste streams can

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Closing the Loop on Critical Elements

Organizers: David J. C. Constable, Science Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute; Xianlai Zeng, Associate Professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University

 

There is a growing list of elements that are considered strategic metals; they are rare, expe

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Organizers: Peter A. Reinhardt, Director, Office of Environmental Health & Safety, Yale University; Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO, Environmental Safety Manager, Keene State College

 

There are many commonalities and shared principles between the fields of chemica

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Organizers: Gonghu Li, Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire; Jonathan Rochford, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston

The green chemistry community, and indeed most of the general populace, are well aware of the negative effec

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Fostering Green Chemistry and Alternatives Assessment Collaborations in Safer Product Design

The Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment (A4) is a professional association solely dedicated to advancing the science, practice, and policy of alternatives assessment and informed substitution. A4 offers the opportunity to connect wi

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Contributed by Samy Ponnusamy, Fellow & Global Manager, Green Chemistry, MilliporeSigma

The 12 principles of green chemistry provide a conceptual framework for green chemistry that is globally accepted, which was an important starting point.  As the practi

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Organizer: Joseph Sabol, Chemical Consultant

This symposium is about industrially viable processes to utilize carbon dioxide as a raw material feedstock (as opposed to current venting to the atmosphere or deep-well injection.) Attendees can expect to learn

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Organizer: Love-Ese Chile, Bioplastic Specialist and Consultant, Grey to Green Sustainable Solutions

As the world becomes more educated and aware of the environmental issues facing our planet and the consequences of not addressing them, there has been a su

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Organizers: Paul D. Thornton; Laura M. Reyes, Career Development Leader, Chemical Institute of Canada

In addition to having a great innovation and a solid business plan, an equally important element for creating a successful start-up is developing partners

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Organizers: Tony Bova, CEO, mobius; Anna Zhenova, MS, Ph.D. Student, University of York

 

Every day, people across the world throw away and discard items they think have outlived their usefulness. Wheat straw, potato peels, tree bark, shrimp shells, and eve

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Organizers: Jun Li, Senior Principal Scientist, Bristol Myers Squibb; Jared Piper, Director, Pfizer

Artificial Intelligence. What was once solely the subject of science fiction movies and novels, is rapidly starting to become a more prominent tool and asse

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Organizer: David Leahy, Associate Director, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

The development of new synthetic methodologies and strategies has been the cornerstone upon which sustainable industrial processes are built. The pure research advances arising from academi

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Organizers: Jane E. Wissinger, Professor of Chemistry, University of Minnesota; Michael Wentzel, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Augsburg University

 

Society as a whole is starting to recognize the alarming quantities of discarded plastic items piling up

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Challenges and Innovations in Safer Materials for Food Packaging

Has the growing awareness of the reality and impacts of disposable plastic pollution finally started to change the marketplace? It seems that many factors are coming together to shift food packaging options away from plastic lately. Maybe this scenario ri

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By David Constable, Science Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

Take Action! Ask Congress to Support the Sustainable Chemistry R&D Act of 2019​

We are delighted to see that U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Susan Collins (R-ME), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), a

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Bringing Industrial Green Chemistry to India

By Krishna Padia, Green ChemisTree Foundation, Mumbai, India

The Green ChemisTree Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Mumbai, India. The Foundation works to increase technical knowledge in green chemistry in all sectors of the economy. Through

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With the GC&E/GSC-9 Conference only a month and a half away, we caught up with Co-Chairs, Prof. Philip Jessop (Queen’s University) and Prof. Joan Brennecke (University of Texas at Austin) to ask them for highlights and insights on the program.

What are yo

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Message from the Director - Closing the Loop with Green Chemistry

With the ACS National Meeting receding in the rearview mirror, we are rapidly accelerating toward the 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/9th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry in just over six weeks! The ACS Spri

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The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® is excited to participate in the 2019 Spring ACS National Meeting & Expo in Orlando, FL this March 31 through April 4. With so much going on at the National Meetings, it can be easy to miss a session you wish you had att

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Contributed by Dr. David Constable, Science Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

Over the past five years or so there has been growing public awareness and increasing attention being paid to how society might move towards a Circular Economy. Organizati

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