14th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries Green Chemistry Prize Winners!

The 14th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries conference took place from Wednesday 30 May until Friday 1 June, 2018. Three Green Chemistry poster prizes were awarded to the following winners:

1st prize

The efficient catalytic conversion of short chain oxygenates derived from ABE fermentation to jet fuel range alkanes

Bálint Fridrich, K. Barta (NL)

 

2nd prize

Hybrid catalysis, an efficient multi-step (bio)catalytic process for the direct production of 5-HMF from glucose

Gimbernat, P. Dhulster, F. Dumeignil, D. Delcroix, N. Lopes Ferreira, J.S. Girardon, Rénato Froidevaux (FR)

 

3rd prize

The valorization of natural colorants from waste streams and subsequent application on fibers

Kim Phan, V. Van Speybroeck, K. Raes, S. De Meester (BE)

 

On behalf of Green Chemistrywe would like to congratulate all three winners on their outstanding achievements!

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Killam Research Fellowships – Congratulations to winner Chao-Jun Li

The Royal Society of Chemistry is delighted to announce that Green Chemistry Associate Editor Chao-Jun Li as one of this year’s recipients of the 2018 Killam Research Fellowships, awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

This year’s honorees, chosen by a selection committee of their peers, have pioneered some of the world’s forefront cultural, medical and scientific discoveries to date. From understanding language acquisition in infants to revolutionizing the way we look at the universe, documenting cultural and technological milestones to improving the quality of life for those living with disease or ailments, this year’s Killam recipients have made it their mission to find solutions that positively change and better the lives of millions of Canadians and beyond. In fact, these recipients have not only dedicated their careers to making ground-breaking discoveries, but they are teaching and inspiring the future generations of leaders in their field.

Congratulations to Professor Li for winning this prestigious award!

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14th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries

The 14th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Ghent, Belgium from Wednesday 30 May until Friday 1 June, 2018.

The conference is expected to welcome about 350 international delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and venture capital providers who will present their views on industrial biotechnology, sustainable (green) chemistry and agricultural policy related to the use of renewable raw materials for non-food applications and energy supply. The conference further aims at providing an overview of the scientific, technical, economic, environmental and social issues of renewable resources and biorefineries in order to give an impetus to the biobased economy and to present new developments in this area.

Green Chemistry is pleased to be supporting the event by providing three poster prizes.

Preregistration closes on 29 May 2018. Register now!

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Outstanding Reviewers for Green Chemistry in 2017

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Green Chemistry in 2017, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr Mark Harmer, SAC Tech

Christoforos Kokotos, University of Athens, ORCID: 0000-0002-4762-7682

Dr Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut, ORCID: 0000-0003-1823-5417

Professor Yong Rok Lee, Yeungnam University, ORCID: 0000-0002-4048-8341

Dr Yoshinao Nakagawa, Tohoku University, ORCID: 0000-0002-1390-0310

Dr Mika Sipponen, Aalto University, ORCID: 0000-0001-7747-9310

Dr Jinliang Song, Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, ORCID: 0000-0001-9573-600X

Professor Luigi Vaccaro, Universita degli Studi di Perugia, ORCID: 0000-0003-4168-2303

Dr Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde, MDPI AG, ORCID: 0000-0003-4770-4104

Dr Zhijie Wu, Chinese University of Petroleum

We would also like to thank the Green Chemistry board and the green chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

 

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Introducing new Green Chemistry Editorial Board member: François Jérôme

We are delighted to welcome François as our newest Editorial Board member

François Jérôme, University of Poitiers, France

François received his PhD degree in chemistry from the University of Burgundy (France) in 2000 in the group of Prof. R. Guilard. Then, he moved as a postdoc to the University of California of Davis (USA) and the group of Prof. K. M. Smith followed by a second postdoctoral position at the University of Rennes 1 under the guidance of Prof. P. H. Dixneuf where he worked on ruthenium-catalyzed reactions. In 2002, he joined the CNRS as a permanent researcher in the Laboratoire de Catalyse en Chimie Organique located at the University of Poitiers. In 2011, he was promoted as a CNRS research director at the Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers. In 2015, he created the research federation INCREASE, hosted by the CNRS, gathering scientists from academia working together with chemical companies on the design of sustainable chemicals.

He is now deputy of the Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers, member of the executive committee of the French division of Catalysis and chairman of the International Symposium on Green Chemistry (ISGC); editions 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.

His main research interests concern the development of technologies capable of activating and converting concentrated feed of renewable polyols (glycerol, mono- and polysaccharides) to specialty chemicals.

 

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22nd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

The 22nd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), hosted by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute, will be held in Portland, Oregon on June 18-20, 2018.

GC&E provides an opportunity for a diverse network of over 500 academic, industrial and government stakeholders to network and learn about the newest ideas in sustainable approaches to chemistry, chemicals and processes and products. This year’s conference is highlighting the theme, “Product innovation using greener chemistries”.

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2017 Green Chemistry HOT Articles collection

We are delighted to announce that the 2017 Green Chemistry HOT Articles collection is now online and free to access until the end of February 2018.

This collection showcases all 2017 Green Chemistry articles highlighted as HOT by the handling editor. Congratulations to all the authors whose articles are featured.

Read it here for free until the end of February 2018

It includes:

Perspective 
The E factor 25 years on: the rise of green chemistry and sustainability
Roger A. Sheldon
Green Chem., 2017, 19, 18-43. DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02157C

Critical Review 
Lignin transformations for high value applications: towards targeted modifications using green chemistry
S. Gillet, M. Aguedo, L. Petitjean, A. R. C. Morais, A. M. da Costa Lopes, R. M. Łukasik and P. T. Anastas
Green Chem., 2017, 19, 4200-4233. DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01479A

Tutorial Review 
Metal–organic frameworks meet scalable and sustainable synthesis
Patrick A. Julien, Cristina Mottillo and Tomislav Friščić
Green Chem., 2017, 19, 2729-2747. DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01078H

Communication 
Incorporation of carbon dioxide into phthalides via ligand-free copper-catalyzed direct carboxylation of benzoxasiloles
Thanh V. Q. Nguyen, José A. Rodríguez-Santamaría, Woo-Jin Yoo and Shū Kobayashi
Green Chem., 2017, 19, 2501-2505. DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00917H

Communication 
Effective separation of aromatic and aliphatic amino acid mixtures using ionic-liquid-based aqueous biphasic systems
Emanuel V. Capela, Maria V. Quental, Pedro Domingues, João A. P. Coutinho and Mara G. Freire
Green Chem., 2017, 19, 1850-1854. DOI: 10.1039/C6GC03060B

Paper 
Metal-catalyzed reductive deamination of glutamic acid to bio-based dimethyl glutarate and methylamines
Free De Schouwer, Thomas Cuypers, Laurens Claes and Dirk E. De Vos
Green Chem., 2017, 19, 1866-1876. DOI: 10.1039/C6GC03222B

Paper 
Biphasic extraction of mechanocatalytically-depolymerized lignin from water-soluble wood and its catalytic downstream processing
Gaetano Calvaruso, Matthew T. Clough and Roberto Rinaldi
Green Chem., 2017, 19, 2803-2811. DOI: 10.1039/C6GC03191A

We hope you enjoy reading the articles.

Is your research HOT? Our editors are already handpicking the hottest 2018 content for our rolling 2018 . Submit your work for consideration now.

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8th Australasian Symposium on Ionic Liquids

The 8th Australasian Symposium on Ionic Liquids is taking place at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, between the 21–23 May 2018. ASIL is the main forum for the ionic liquid research community in the Australasian region. It includes speakers from world-leading local and international institutions discussing a diverse range of topics with the aim of encouraging idea exchange and collaboration in ionic liquid research.

The Royal Society of Chemistry journals Green Chemistry and Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) are supporting the conference and will award prizes for the best posters.

Submission deadline is 30 March 2018.

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New Green Chemistry Editorial Board Member: Tao Zhang

We are delighted to welcome Professor Tao Zhang as our newest Editorial Board member.

Tao Zhang, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Professor Tao Zhang received his PhD in 1989 from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). After one year at the University of Birmingham as a post-doctoral fellow, he joined DICP again in 1990 where he was promoted to a full Professor in 1995. He was the Director-General of DICP from 2007 to 2016. His research interests are mainly focused on the catalytic conversion of biomass and single-atom catalysis. He has won many important awards, such as the National Invention Prize, Distinguished Award of CAS, Excellent Scientist Award of Chinese Catalysis Society, Zhou Guangzhao Award, and HLHL Prize. Professor Tao Zhang is the author or co-author of more than 400 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 110 patents. He was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2013 and was appointed as the Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2016.

Read some of Professor Zhang’s latest research here:

Sustainable production of pyromellitic acid with pinacol and diethyl maleate
Yancheng Hu, Ning Li, Guangyi Li, Aiqin Wang, Yu Cong, Xiaodong Wang and Tao Zhang
Green Chem., 2017, 7, 1663-1667. DOI: 10.1039/c6gc03576k

Production of renewable 1,3-pentadiene from xylitol via formic acid-mediated deoxydehydration and palladium-catalyzed deoxygenation reactions
Ruiyan Sun, Mingyuan Zheng, Xinsheng Li, Jifeng Pang, Aiqin Wang, Xiaodong Wang and Tao Zhang
Green Chem., 2017, 3, 638-642. DOI: 10.1039/c6gc02868c

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International Symposium on Green Chemistry 2017 themed web collection now online

We are delighted to announce that the Green Chemistry themed web collection based on presentations at the International Symposium on Green Chemistry 2017 meeting held in La Rochelle, France between 16th-19th May 2017 is now online. The web collection is guest edited by François Jerome (CNRS University of Poitiers, France).

Read the full collection online

International Symposium on Green Chemistry 2017 themed web collection now online

Critical Review
Bio-based amines through sustainable heterogeneous catalysis
M. Pelckmans, T. Renders, S. Van de Vyver and B. F. Sels
Green Chem., 2017, 19, 5303-5331. DOI: 10.1039/C7GC02299A

Communication
Designing the thermal behaviour of aqueous biphasic systems composed of ammonium-based zwitterions
A. M. Ferreira, H. Passos, A. Okafuji, M. G. Freire, J. A. P. Coutinho and H. Ohno
Green Chem., 2017, 19, 4012-4016. DOI: 10.1039/C7GC02262J

Paper
Whole-cell biocatalytic selective oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furancarboxylic acid
X. Zhang, M. Zong and N. Li
Green Chem., 2017, 19, 4544-4551. DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01751K

Paper
Synthesis of CO2-responsive cellulose nanocrystals by surface-initiated Cu(0)-mediated polymerisation
J. Arredondo, P. G. Jessop, P. Champagne, J. Bouchard and M. F. Cunningham
Green Chem., 2017, 19, 4141-4152. DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01798G

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