To mark the International Year of Chemistry in 2011, Green Chemistry has published a themed issue on green solvents for synthesis. This themed issue is online now and contains articles by world-leading chemists detailing the recent advances and challenges faced in this area. It has been approved as an official IYC Activity.
The issue showcases the innovative research towards the substitution of volatile organic solvents in solution phase synthesis. The series of articles presented in this themed issue are based on the keynote presentations at an international conference organised by Dechema, held in October 2010 in Berchtesgaden, Germany.