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ISGC, the International Symposium on Green Chemistry, La Rochelle, May 13th-17th 2019

ISGC, the International Symposium on Green Chemistry, will be held in La Rochelle – France, May 13th-17th 2019. There will be 11 topics, plenary lectures, 260 oral communications and 40 industrial communications, 1000+ participants (academic institutions and private industry).

The call for communications is in progress. The deadline for papers is November 15th 2018 (and March 31st 2019 for poster submissions).

The main objective of ISGC-2019 is to gather the most eminent scientists involved in the field of green chemistry to debate on the future challenges of Chemistry keeping in mind the problems of access to a sustainable energy, the management of resources (carbon, water, metals, minerals), Human development, global warming, impact on the environment, competitiveness of our Industry. New in 2019, ISGC will also aim at improving public perception and awareness on sustainable chemistry through the organization of general conferences. Raising awareness and progressively educating our society on the issues surrounding sustainable development has become a priority to accelerate the emergence of eco-designed chemicals, technologies or services on the market.

For more information please see www.isgc-symposium.com

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Novel Enzymes 2018

The 6th Novel Enzymes Conference, focusing on the most exciting advances in applied enzymology. Emphasis will be given to discovery of new enzymes, engineering approaches (including novel assays), and newly developed enzyme applications.

Topics include:

  • Enzyme discovery
  • Enzyme mechanisms
  • Enzyme engineering
  • Enzyme applications

The conference will be held in Darmstadt, Germany, from 9 to 12 October 2018.

Register now!

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Green Chemistry Conference & UNIDO – Global Chemical Leasing Award

The Austrian Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism are pleased to invite you to the Green Chemistry Conference & UNIDO – Global Chemical Leasing Award which will take place in Vienna from Monday, 5 November 2018 until Tuesday, 6 November 2018.

This Conference brings together experts to present the current status of Green Chemistry worldwide and in the European Union. We are glad to announce the participation of international leading scientists in the field of Green and Sustainable Chemistry.

International perspectives and policy will be discussed – amongst others – by experts from UNIDO, ISC3, UN Environment, the EEA, ECHA and the European Commission.

Please note that participation at the conference is free of cost and registrations will be assigned in the order of receipt.

For registration please send an email to: greenchemistry-vienna@umweltbundesamt.at where you will be provided with further instructions.

The detailed agenda can be found here.

 

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Professor Ken Seddon OBE Memorial Seminar

On Friday 14 September, the Queen’s University Ionic Liquid Laboratories Research Centre (QUILL) at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast hosted a Memorial Seminar for former Green Chemistry Advisory Board, Professor Ken Seddon OBE. Green Chemistry were very proud to sponsor the event.

The extremely-well attended seminar commemorated Ken’s larger-than-life personality and his contributions to science.

You can find out more about Professor Seddon’s contribution to the field of green chemistry in a special Obituary written by Dr John Holbrey and Professor Tom Welton OBE, published in Green Chemistry. Read it here.

 

 

Pictured are the speakers (L-R): Dr Gabriela Fedor, Evonik Industries; Professor Walter Leitner, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion; Professor Edwin Constable, University of Basel; Professor Jim Swindall CBE, Green Lizard Technologies Ltd; Dr Gosia Swadzba-Kwasny, Queen’s University Belfast; Professor Elaine Seddon, The University of Manchester; Professor Peter Licence, University of Nottingham; Professor Tom Welton OBE, Imperial College London; Dr John Holbrey, Queen’s University Belfast; Professor Douglas MacFarlane, Monash University; Professor Christopher Adams, XeF6 Consulting/Cardiff Catalysis Institute; Professor Peter Wasserscheid, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg; and Dr Donald Braben, University College London.

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Green Chemistry’s latest Impact Factor: 8.586

Green Chemistry is pleased to announce its latest Impact Factor is 8.586*.

Green Chemistry continues to lead the field as the home of innovative research for the development of alternative sustainable technologies.

Led by Editorial Board Chair Philip Jessop (Queen’s University, Canada), we welcome urgent Communications and full Papers demonstrating key advances in sustainability, as well as Reviews and Perspectives. The broad scope and interdisciplinary nature of the research published in the journal, coupled with rigorous peer review and rapid times to publication of 54 days** from receipt to acceptance, ensures your work will quickly attract the attention it deserves.

We would like to thank all our authors, readers, reviewers and Editorial & Advisory Board members for making Green Chemistry a unique forum for research that enables a greener sustainable future

Find the all the RSC’s journals newly published 2017 Impact Factors* here.

*The Impact Factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact Factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year, by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years. Data based on 2017 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters).

** 2017 average

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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

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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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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New Green Chemistry Editorial Board Member: Keiichi Tomishige

We are delighted to welcome Keiichi Tomishige as our newest Editorial Board member.

Keiichi Tomishige, Tohoku University, Japan

ORCiD orcid.org/0000-0003-1264-8560

Keiichi Tomishige received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from Graduate School of Science, Department of Chemistry, The University of Tokyo. Following his Ph.D. course in 1994, he moved to the Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo as a Research Associate. In 1998, he became a Lecturer, and moved to the Institute of Materials Science, University of Tsukuba in 2001. In 2004 he became an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba. Since 2010, he has been a Professor at the School of Engineering, Tohoku University.

His research interests are the development of heterogeneous catalysts for:

1) the production of biomass-derived chemicals,
2) direct synthesis of organic carbonates from CO2 and alcohols,
3) steam reforming of biomass tar.

 

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What are the greatest needs in green chemistry?

Applied research in the area of green chemistry can be most effective if it is directed at solving problems that cause significant environmental impact or inefficiencies in current human activities. It is therefore necessary to identify those problems.

Green Chemistry is planning a virtual special issue on the topic of the greatest needs for green chemistry research, in the hope that this information will be of service to the community. The issue will encompass Perspectives papers that identify the top green needs in any one area.

We are therefore appealing for your thoughts on what are the most pressing needs for green chemistry research:

  • What fields of research should be topics of such papers? (could be a field of economic activity, a field of research, a kind of impact, or a class of chemicals/processes/products)
  • Who would you recommend as the author(s) for the papers you’ve suggested above?

We welcome self-nominations and proposals for Perspectives which fall into this topic. Please note that all papers will be subject to the usual initial assessment and peer review processes.

Fill in the survey online at rsc.li/greenchemneeds by 31 October 2017

You can also contact us at green-rsc@rsc.org

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