Green Chemistry issue 8 features an artist’s impression* of the problematic situation of Fischer-Tropsch bimetallic catalysis, it highlights a critical review from Advisory Board member Gadi Rothenberg and co-workers from The Netherlands and France. Their short critical review summarises and analyses the developments in Fischer–Tropsch catalysis using bimetallic alloys, read the full article online here.
The inside front cover highlights the article ‘Controlled polymerisation of lactide using an organo-catalyst in supercritical carbon dioxide’ by Idriss Blakey and co-workers from the University of Queensland, Australia and the University of Nottingham, UK. Their article, previously highlighted on this blog, reports the ‘green’ synthesis of well defined polylactic acid (PLA) via organo-catalysis, without using any organic solvents. Read the full article online here.
*The copyright owner, Prof. Dr. Gadi Rothenberg, hereby gives all persons permission to use this cover image for any purpose, provided that the artist’s name and website is correctly cited. Drawn by Itamar Daube; http://www.itamardaube.com