International Symposium on Green Chemistry 2019 themed collection now online

We are delighted to announce that the Green Chemistry themed collection on International Symposium on Green Chemistry 2019 is now online and free to access until the end of January 2020.

This collection, guest edited by François Jérôme, comprises articles based on presentations at the International Symposium on Green Chemistry 2019 meeting held in La Rochelle, France between 13–17 May 2019.

Read the full collection online

It includes:

Perspective
The periodic table of the elements of green and sustainable chemistry
Paul T. Anastas and Julie B. Zimmerman
Green Chem., 2019, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/C9GC01293A

Tutorial Review
Ionic liquids as an enabling tool to integrate reaction and separation processes
Rocio Villa, Elena Alvarez, Raul Porcar, Eduardo Garcia-Verdugo, Santiago V. Luis and Pedro Lozano
Green Chem., 2019, Accepted Manuscript. DOI: 10.1039/C9GC02553G

Critical Review
Recent advances in N-formylation of amines and nitroarenes using efficient (nano)catalysts in eco-friendly media
Mahmoud Nasrollahzadeh, Narjes Motahharifar, Mohaddeseh Sajjadi, Amir Moradzadeh Aghbolagh, Mohammadreza Shokouhimehr and Rajender S. Varma
Green Chem., 2019, 21, 5144-5167. DOI: 10.1039/C9GC01822K

Paper
Eco-efficient synthesis of 2-quinaldic acids from furfural
Minghao Li, Xiaohan Dong, Na Zhang, François Jérôme and Yanlong Gu
Green Chem., 2019, 21, 4650-4655. DOI: 10.1039/C9GC02206F

Paper
Transfer hydrogenation of cyclic carbonates and polycarbonate to methanol and diols by iron pincer catalysts
Xin Liu, Johannes G. de Vries and Thomas Werner
Green Chem., 2019, 21, 5248-5255. DOI: 10.1039/C9GC02052G

Paper
Reductive catalytic fractionation of black locust bark
T. Vangeel, T. Renders, K. Van Aelst, E. Cooreman, S. Van den Bosch, G. Van den Bossche, S.-F. Koelewijn, C. M. Courtin and B. F. Sels
Green Chem., 2019, 21, 5841-5851. DOI: 10.1039/C9GC02139F

We hope you enjoy reading the articles. Please get in touch if you have any questions about this themed collection or Green Chemistry.

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Green Chemistry research nominated as a finalist for the 2019 German Future Award

We are delighted to hear that work by Professor Walter Leitner and his team, has been nominated for this prestigious national award.

On 11 September 2019, the use of CO2 as raw material for the production of polyurethane polymers was nominated as one of three finalists to be considered for the German Future Award.

 

The research carried out by a team including Professor Walter Leitner, Advisory Board member and previous Editorial Board Chair of Green Chemistry, shows how carbon dioxide can be transformed into a component for plastics and fuels.

 

Professor Leitner is delighted to see that green chemistry is being recognised and celebrated in this way, and shares that the scientific basis for the innovation has featured prominently in two Green Chemistry papers:

Carbon dioxide (CO2) as sustainable feedstock for polyurethane production
Langanke, A. Wolf, J. Hofmann, K. Böhm, M. A. Subhani, T. E. Müller, W. Leitner and C. Gürtler
Green Chem., 2014, 16, 1865-1870. DOI: 10.1039/C3GC41788C

 

 

Life cycle assessment of polyols for polyurethane production using CO2 as feedstock: insights from an industrial case study
Niklas von der Assen and André Bardow
Green Chem., 2014, 16, 3272-3280. DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00513A

 

 

The German Future Award is the highest national distinction for innovation in Germany and will be awarded on 27 November 2019 in Berlin, in presence of the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

 

Find out more and read the Press Releases here:

Covestro: https://press.covestro.com/news.nsf/id/BFWFVX-In-the-finals-for-the-German-Presidents-Award?

RWTH Aachen: https://www.rwth-aachen.de/cms/root/Die-RWTH/Aktuell/Pressemitteilungen/September-2019/~dmqpe/Kreis-der-Besten-um-den-Deutschen-Zukunf/lidx/1/

Max Planck Institute: https://www.mpg.de/13876376/in-the-finals-for-the-german-future-prize

 

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Green Chemistry’s latest Impact Factor: 9.405

Green Chemistry is pleased to announce our latest record-high Impact Factor of 9.405*.

Green Chemistry continues to lead the field as the home of innovative research for the development of alternative green and 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, ensures your work will 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 2018 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 2018 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2019).

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George Washington University students in the MS Program in Environmental and Green Chemistry present assessments on TSCA’s 20 low risk chemicals

George Washington University students in the MS Program in Environmental and Green Chemistry present assessments on TSCA’s 20 low risk chemicals

 On May 8th, undergraduate chemistry majors, doctoral chemistry students and master’s students taking Chemical Toxicology and Safer Chemical Design at The George Washington University, presented their final projects. They assessed hazards of 20 low-priority chemicals under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and recommended whether to support or challenge the low-risk claim to key stakeholders in the DC area: United States Environmental Protection Agency, American Chemistry Council, Natural Resources Defense Council and the ACS Green Chemistry Institute.

GWU’s new program in Environmental and Green Chemistry offers a unique curriculum, focusing on safer chemical and process design. It aims to train the next generation of chemists to make chemicals society needs but mitigate the potentially adverse effects on human and environmental health through better design.

The students’ projects offered a critical survey of all the publicly available information about the 20 chemicals in question, including identifying critical data gaps such as those for chronic health endpoints like cancer and developmental toxicity, safety considerations related to manufacturing, and potential metabolites. In cases with important data gaps or for experimental studies with low reliability, the students showcased their technical training with predictive toxicology tools and read-across approaches to make informed decisions. Understanding that chemicals cannot be assessed in isolation, the students’ decision also considered safety related to manufacturing processes and potential metabolites.

The presentations offered tremendous value to the community since the US EPA must have a defined minimum level of evidence to determine that a chemical is without risk of harm under the amended TSCA policy. Crucially, the assessments showed that a comprehensive assessment cannot be reliably conducted by non-experts nor by chemists or toxicologists alone; one must have solid training in both disciplines to tackle this challenge. In the subsequent Q&A session, the students gained a deeper and more realistic understanding of how chemical hazard information is used by lawmakers and regulatory agencies to make decisions that impact public health and environmental protection.

This project helped lift the veil for the students on the process of turning science into policy. By understanding this extremely complicated process, it will help them in their future work to conduct research and provide expert opinions that will be most useful for policy decisions, hopefully with the goal of advancing safer and more sustainable chemistry.

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Green Chemistry celebrates the 20th anniversary of the journal at ISGC-2019

The ISGC 2019: International Symposium on Green Chemistry was held from 13–27 May 2019 in La Rochelle, France.

The conference aimed 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 industry.

 

On 15 May, the conference morning was dedicated to Green Chemistry journal, with a special symposium held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the journal.

Green Chemistry Executive Editor Anna Simpson and Green Chemistry Editorial Board member and ISGC Conference organiser François Jerome chaired the symposium, introducing speakers from Green Chemistry Editorial Board and Associate EditorsTao Zhang, Rajender Varma, Helen Sneddon, Elsje Alessandra Quadrelli and Keiichi Tomishige. Chair of the Green Chemistry Editorial Board, Philip Jessop, closed the symposium, sharing some of his own work as well as the future directions for Green Chemistry journal.

 

Green Chemistry was also pleased announce the following poster prizes winners who received RSC Books:

Yannik Louven, ITMC RWTH Aachen, Germany. Poster titled: Production of N-Vinyl-Pyrrolidones from Bio-Based Carboxylic Acids and

Eduarda S Morais, CICECO, University of Aveiro, Portugal. Poster titled: Bacterial nanocellulose membranes loaded with phenolic-based ionic liquids for cutaneous application.

 

Congratulations to Yannik and Eduarda on receiving these prizes.

 

 

 

All speakers at the ISGC 2019 conference are invited to submit a paper for considerations in a Green Chemistry themed collection. The collection will be appearing later this year. Find it, and other themed collections, online: here.

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Green Chemistry Advisory Board member Sir Martyn Poliakoff wins 2019 RSC Longstaff Prize

Please join us in congratulating our Advisory Board member on his achievements.

 

Green Chemistry Advisory Board member Sir Martyn Poliakoff is a Longstaff Prize winner for his outstanding contributions to green chemistry and for participating centrally in the creation of the Periodic Table Videos.

Please join us in congratulating Sir Martyn Poliakoff on his achievements!

 

You can access papers by the 2019 RSC Prize and Awards Winners for free for a limited time. A full list of winners and more information about RSC Prizes and Awards can be found at: www.rsc.org/prizes-awards-2019.

*Access in free through a register RSC account – click here to register

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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 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.

Join our Green Chemistry Editorial Board to celebrate 20 years of the journal at the Green Chemistry 20th anniversary symposium

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

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Remembering Cinzia Chiappe, Green Chemistry Advisory Board member

Professor Cinzia Chiappe, member of Green Chemistry Advisory Board, has sadly passed away.

It is with great sadness that we have learned that Professor Cinzia Chiappe, member of Green Chemistry Advisory Board, has passed away.

Cinzia Chiappe received Laurea (cum laude) and PhD degrees from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1985 and 1989, respectively. After a two year period at the Regional Agency for Environmental Protection, she moved to the Department of Bioorganic Chemistry (University of Pisa) as a researcher. She was a Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Pisa since 2002.

Her primary research interests focused on the ionic liquids (ILs) chemistry and their application. Using the tools of physico-organic chemistry her research group was dedicated to obtain information on ILs and their physico-chemical and biological properties, often correlating experimental results with theoretical calculations. In this field, she has developed several projects that using these “designer solvents” as novel media and catalysts have allowed to develop new and more sustainable chemical processes affording a lot of new compounds and materials. The goal of her research work was to develop new classes of optimized ILs to apply as solvents and/or catalysts in real-world problems: in other words to provide more effective chemical reactions or to develop novel platforms for more efficient extractions, separations and, in general, energy-saving processes.

She has authored or co-authored over 210 peer-reviewed publications including some chapters in RSC- ACS- Wiley Monographs on Ionic Liquids. She has given more than 75 invited lectures at international conferences and academic/research institutions.

Professor Chiappe will be missed by the Green Chemistry board and the global ionic liquids community.

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The 15th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries (RRB-15)

The 15th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries (RRB-15) will take place in Toulouse, France from Monday, 3 June until Wednesday, 5 June 2019.  Green Chemistry is pleased to be providing three poster prize certificates with a £100 book voucher for each winner.

The three day international conference will consist of plenary lectures, oral presentations, poster sessions and an exhibition.  The conference program will cover the following topics: Bioactive compounds from biomass – Biobased materials – Biomass fractionation – Biocatalysis for bioresource transformation – Bioenergy – Bioproducts from woody biomass – Biorefineries – Biosurfactants – Chemical platform molecules – Cyanobacterial and algal technology – Downstream processing – Environmental protection using microorganisms – Metabolic engineering of cell factories – Nutrient recycling – Pretreatment and transformation of lignocellulosics – Single cell oil production – Sustainability – Thermochemical transformations of biomass – Valorization of biomass waste streams.

Early bird registration until 30 April 2019!

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Outstanding Reviewers for Green Chemistry in 2018

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Green Chemistry in 2018, 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.

Professor David Bergbreiter, Texas A&M University, ORCID: 0000-0002-1657-0003

Dr Peter Deuss, University of Groningen, ORCID: 0000-0002-2254-2500

Professor Nicholas Gathergood, Tallinn University of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0002-9398-9799

Professor Arjan Kleij, ICIQ, ORCID: 0000-0002-7402-4764

Professor Iván Lavandera, University of Oviedo, ORCID: 0000-0003-4857-4428

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

Dr Hanwu Lei, Washington State University

Dr Yong Sun, Xiamen University, ORCID: 0000-0002-8372-376X

Professor Yuetao Zhang, Jilin University, ORCID: 0000-0002-6406-1959

Dr Yanchuan Zhao, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, ORCID: 0000-0002-2903-4218

We would also like to thank the Green Chemistry board and the green chemistry and sustainability 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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