03 Apr 2017
From left to right: P. Dixneuf, C. Vis, R. Gonzales-Fernandez, L. Oro
The “3rd International Green Catalysis Symposium 2017” took place on 23rd-24th March at the University of Rennes. Green Chemistry and Catalysis Science & Technology sponsored poster prizes; Green Chemistry Advisory Board member and chairman of the symposium Professor Pierre Dixneuf (Rennes, France) and Professor Luis Oro (Zaragona, Spain) awarded the Green Chemistry prizes and the Catalysis Science & Technology prizes were presented by Christian Bruneau (Rennes, France).
The Green Chemistry prizes were awarded to Rebeca Gonzales-Fernandez (University of Oviedo, Spain) for her poster entitled “Ruthenium-catalyzed hydration/transfer hydrogenation of beta-ketonitriles: easy access to beta-hydroxyamides” and Carolien Vis (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands for her poster, “Tandem catalytic biomass conversion in Pickering emulsions”.
From left to right: G. Schieweck, C. Bruneau, A. Bruneau-Voisine, C. Darcel
The Catalysis Science & Technology prizes were awarded to Benjamin G. Schieweck (RWTH Aachen University), for his poster entitled “Highly active nickel catalyst for the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to formate” and Antoine Bruneau-Voisine (University of Rennes), for his work on “Uses of well-defined manganese catalysts in homogeneous hydrogenation and methylation”.
More information about the event can be seen on https://igcs2017.sciencesconf.org/
Group photo with the four awardees and Professors
24 Feb 2017
Following the success of Peer Review Week in September 2016 (dedicated to reviewer recognition) during which we published a list of our top reviewers, we are delighted to announce that we will continue to recognise the contribution that our reviewers make to the journal by announcing our Outstanding Reviewers each year.
We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Green Chemistry in 2016, 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 A Harmer, DuPont
|Professor Toshiyuki Itoh, Tottori University
|Professor Rafael Luque, Universidad de Cordoba
|Professor Yoshinao Nakagawa, Tohoku University
|Dr Jinliang Song, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences
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
14 Feb 2017
Written by Professor Philip Jessop, Green Chemistry Editorial Board Chair
The green chemistry community mourns the loss of Professor Khaled Belkacemi of Laval University in Québec, Canada. His contributions in the area of heterogeneous catalysis for biomass conversion and food chemistry help the drive to make the world a greener place. Unfortunately, violence against Muslims took his life at a mosque in Québec on the 29th of January. We mourn his passing, send our condolences to his family and colleagues, and hope that the future will bring us greater tolerance as well as a greener society.
14 Feb 2017
The Brazilian Humboldt Kolleg 2016 titled “Environments: technoscience and its relation to sustainability, ethics, aesthetics, health and the human future” took place on 3rd-5th November at the Center of Advanced Materials and Energy Research (CPqMAE) in São Carlos, SP, Brazil. The event was also sponsored by Green Chemistry and a number of poster prizes were awarded by a committee coordinated by the Green Chemistry Advisory Board member Professor Vânia Zuin of Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil.
The first prize was awarded to Livia Loiola of the University of Campinas, Brazil for her poster ‘Amphiphilic block copolymers: what are they and what are they worth for?‘. Kassio Zanoni, of São Paulo University, Brazil, received the second prize for his poster ‘Chemical concepts for energy conversion and sustainability ‘, and `Lísias Novo, of São Paulo University, Brazil, was awarded the third prize for his poster ‘Production of nanocellulose through hydrolysis without mineral acids using sub-critical water ‘.
More information about the event can be seen on http://www.avh.kollegbr.ufscar.br/
09 Feb 2017
We are delighted to welcome Dr Rajender S. Varma and Professor Michael Meier to the Green Chemistry Editorial Board.
Michael Meier, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Michael Meier is full professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, Germany) since 2010. He received his diploma degree (M.Sc.) in chemistry in 2002 from the University of Regensburg (Germany) and his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Ulrich S. Schubert from the Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands) in 2006. His research interests include the sustainable use and derivatization of renewable resources for polymer chemistry as well as the design of novel highly defined macromolecular architectures.
Rajender S. Varma, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA
Rajender S. Varma was born in India and received his Ph.D. from Delhi University, 1976. After postdoctoral research at Robert Robinson Laboratories, Liverpool, U.K., he was faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine and Sam Houston State University prior to joining the Sustainable Technology Division at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1999 with an adjunct appointment at Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. He has over 40 years of research experience in management of multidisciplinary technical programs and is extensively involved in sustainable aspects of chemistry that include photocatalysis, synthesis, environmental sciences, and development of environmentally benign synthetic methods using alternate energy input using microwaves, ultrasound, mechanochemistry, etc.; efficient technologies for greener remediation of contaminants; and environmental sciences. Lately, he has focused on greener approaches to assemble nanophotocatalysts and sustainable applications of magnetically retrievable nanophotocatalysts in benign media.
15 Nov 2016
Click through to read the Themed Collection online Molecular Design for Reduced Toxicity guest edited by Paul Anastas, Julie Zimmerman and Adelina Voutchkova-Kostal.
Molecular design for reduced toxicity is an area of green chemistry which seeks to increase our understanding and enable the design of molecules across structural classes and applications that can provide the required functions, without the undesirable toxicity.
Safer by Design
Paul T. Anastas and Julie B. Zimmerman
Green Chem., 2016,18, 4324-4324
Probabilistic diagram for designing chemicals with reduced potency to incur cytotoxicity
Longzhu Q. Shen, Richard S. Judson, Fjodor Melnikov, John Roethle, Aditya Gudibanda, Julie B. Zimmerman and Paul T. Anastas
Green Chem., 2016,18, 4461-4467
A chemical–biological similarity-based grouping of complex substances as a prototype approach for evaluating chemical alternatives
Fabian A. Grimm, Yasuhiro Iwata, Oksana Sirenko, Grace A. Chappell, Fred A. Wright, David M. Reif, John Braisted, David L. Gerhold, Joanne M. Yeakley, Peter Shepard, Bruce Seligmann, Tim Roy, Peter J. Boogaard, Hans B. Ketelslegers, Arlean M. Rohde and Ivan Rusyn
Green Chem., 2016,18, 4407-4419
21 Oct 2016
The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.
The technical program of the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting includes:
- Programming from 22 of AIChE’s Divisions and Forums
Register now or click through for more information on this meeting.
21 Oct 2016
ISGC, the International Symposium on Green Chemistry, will be held in La Rochelle – France, May 16th-19th 2017.
There will be 10 topics / 24 plenary lectures / 280 oral communications selected from a call for communications / a green chemistry challenge / 1000 participants (academic institutions and private industry).
The call for communications is in progress. Deadline for papers is October 31th 2016.
Green Chemistry will be publishing a selection of invited contributions following ISGC-2017 to showcase some of the research presented at the conference. Please note that all submissions will be subject to initial assessment and peer-review and as such we cannot guarantee publication of invited manuscripts.
Renewable Carbon / Biomass conversion / Valorization of waste
Smart Use of Fossil
Environmental Impact & Life Cycle Assessment
Non-thermal Activation Methods
Networking & Education
The main objective of ISGC 2017 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 and competitiveness of our Industry.
For more information please see www.isgc-symposium.com
20 Sep 2016
In celebration of Peer Review Week, with the theme of Recognition for Review – we would like to highlight the top 10 reviewers for Green Chemistry in 2016. They have been selected by the editor for their significant contribution to the journal.
Top 10 reviewers for Green Chemistry
Dr Feng Lu, University of Utah
Dr Yasuyuki Kita, Ritsumeikan University
Dr Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde, University of Mons-UMONS
Dr Nicholas E. Leadbeater, University of Connecticut
Dr Mark A. Harmer, SAC Tech Innovations
Dr Francois Jerome, Universite de Poitiers
Dr Zhijie Wu, China University of Petroleum
Professor Robin D. Rogers, McGill University
Dr Alistair King, University of Helsinki
Professor Luigi Vaccaro, Universita di Perugia
We would like to say a massive thank you to these reviewers as well as the Green Chemistry board and all of the community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.
25 Aug 2016
The metathesis and Claisen chemistry of methyl vinyl glycolate
Danish scientists have highlighted the diverse chemistry methyl vinyl glycolate (MVG) – a byproduct of the stannosilicate-catalysed formation of methyl lactate from monosaccharides and disaccharides – can offer as a powerful green platform molecule.
Robert Madsen and colleagues at the Technical University of Denmark used Grubbs-type catalysts to dimerise MVG by homo metathesis to yield (E)-2,5-dihydroxyhex-3-enedioate, a diastereomeric diester with potential for use as a monomer in the synthesis of functionalised polyesters. Cross metathesis of MVG with long chain terminal olefins gave unsaturated fatty acid methyl esters, which may be hydrogenated into customisable surfactants.
Performing Claisen-type rearrangements, the team also obtained industrially important unsaturated derivatives of adipic acid – a starting material for synthetic fibres. Palladium-catalysed transposition of MVG’s allylic alcohol derivative also resulted in a 1,4-dioxygenated motif which could be used as a precursor to 1,4-butanediol or γ-butyrolactone.
Want to know more? Read this article online, which is free to access until 30 September 2016:
“Methyl vinyl glycolate as a diverse platform molecule” by A. Sølvhøj et al., Green Chem., 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC01556E