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Green Chemistry 2020 Emerging Investigators themed issue now online!

We are delighted to announce that the Green Chemistry Emerging Investigators 2020 themed issue is now online and free to access until the beginning of March 2021.

This issue highlights the excellent research being undertaken by the rising stars of the green chemistry field from across the globe. All contributors were nominated by a member of the Green Chemistry Editorial or Advisory Board as an outstanding researcher in the early stages of their independent career, making a significant contribution to the advancement of green chemistry. Congratulations to all of those whose work is featured in the collection and we hope you enjoy reading it.

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It includes:

Editorial
Green Chemistry profiles: contributors to the Emerging Investigators 2020 issue
Green Chem., 2020, DOI:10.1039/D0GC90114H

Tutorial Review
Photocatalytic hydrogen atom transfer: the philosopher’s stone for late-stage functionalization?
Luca Capaldo, Lorenzo Lafayette Quadri and Davide Ravelli
Green Chem., 2020, 22, 3376-3396, DOI:10.1039/D0GC01035A

Paper
Combined lignin defunctionalisation and synthesis gas formation by acceptorless dehydrogenative decarbonylation
Zhenlei Zhang, Douwe S. Zijlstra, Ciaran W. Lahive and Peter. J. Deuss
Green Chem., 2020, 22, 3791-3801, DOI:10.1039/D0GC01209B

Paper
Photocatalytic transfer hydrogenolysis of aromatic ketones using alcohols
Hongji Li, Zhuyan Gao, Lijun Lei, Huifang Liu, Jianyu Han, Feng Hong, Nengchao Luo and Feng Wang
Green Chem., 2020, 22, 3802-3808, DOI:10.1039/D0GC00732C

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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.

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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 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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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).

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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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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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Themed Collection online Molecular Design for Reduced Toxicity

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
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC90074G
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
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC01058J

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
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC01147K

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Lignin Chemistry and Valorisation – Green Chemistry themed issue

Green Chemistry is pleased to announce the publication of the Lignin Chemistry and Valorisation themed issue. The Guest Editors for this issue are Professor Bert Weckhuysen (Utrecht University, Netherlands), Dr Pieter Bruijnincx (Utrecht University, Netherlands) and Dr Roberto Rinaldi (Imperial College London, UK).

Recently, the scientific community has made significant progress in engineering lignin, characterising its structural features, valorising the biopolymer through catalysis, and finding new outlets for the lignin-derived products. The aim of this themed issue is to show the latest developments in the field of lignin chemistry and valorisation.

Below are some high quality Open Access articles in the collection. You can view the full collection here.

Efficient catalytic hydrotreatment of Kraft lignin to alkylphenolics using supported NiW and NiMo catalysts in supercritical methanol
Anand Narani, Ramesh Kumar Chowdari, Catia Cannilla, Giuseppe Bonura, Francesco Frusteri, Hero Jan Heeres and Katalin Barta
Green Chem., 2015, 17, 5046-5057. DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01643F


The synthesis and analysis of advanced lignin model polymers
C. S. Lancefield and N. J. Westwood
Green Chem., 2015, 17, 4980-4990. DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01334H


Ethanol as capping agent and formaldehyde scavenger for efficient depolymerization of lignin to aromatics
Xiaoming Huang, Tamás I. Korányi, Michael D. Boot and Emiel J. M. Hensen
Green Chem., 2015, 17, 4941-4950. DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01120E


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Green Chemistry themed issue on Elemental Recovery and Sustainability now online

Issue 4 of Green Chemistry is a part themed issue on ‘Elemental Recovery and Sustainability focusing on how we can develop methods to ensure that elements are available for use by future generations through sustainable use and recovery.

The guest editors for this themed collection are James Clark (University of York, UK), Andrew Hunt (University of York, UK), Avtar Matharu (University of York, UK) and Alex King (Ames Labs, USA), read their editorial for free here.

The outside front cover of the issue features the Critical Review “Bio-derived materials as a green route for precious & critical metal recovery and re-use” by Jennifer R. Dodson, Helen L. Parker, Andrea Muñoz García, Alexandra Hicken, Kaana Asemave, Thomas J. Farmer, He He, James H. Clark and Andrew J. Hunt. In this article they give an overview of research in critical and precious metal recovery using biosorption, application to real-life wastes and uses of the metal-loaded materials.

The inside front cover of the issue features the Paper “Recycling of rare earths from NdFeB magnets using a combined leaching/extraction system based on the acidity and thermomorphism of the ionic liquid [Hbet][Tf2N]” by David Duponta and Koen Binnemans. In this article they describe how a new recycling process was developed to recover rare earths from roasted NdFeB magnets using the thermomorphic and acidic properties of the ionic liquid [Hbet][Tf2N] to achieve a combined leaching/extraction system.

These two articles are free to access until 15th May and there are also a number of open access articles within the issue:

Greening the global phosphorus cycle: how green chemistry can help achieve planetary P sustainability” by Paul J. A. Withers, James J. Elser, Julian Hilton, Hisao Ohtake, Willem J. Schipper and Kimo C. van Dijk.
Chameleon behaviour of iodine in recovering noble-metals from WEEE: towards sustainability and “zero” waste” by Angela Serpe, Americo Rigoldi, Claudia Marras, Flavia Artizzu, Maria Laura Mercuri and Paola Deplano.
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New articles added to 15 years of Green Chemistry web collection

To mark the occasion of Green Chemistry completing fifteen years of publication we invited contributions from authors who have had highly cited articles from each of the past 15 years. The result is a growing web collection covering topics of current importance in green chemistry from those who have contributed to developing the field. Details of the contributors, their highly cited article from the year they are representing, and their recent contribution are below.

Two recent additions to the collection are from Professor Chinzia Chiappe (University of Pisa), and Dr Peter Dunn (Pfizer).

Professor Chiappe’s 2006  article Acute toxicity of ionic liquids to the zebrafish (Danio rerio)is amongst the highest that year. She has continued on this ionic liquids theme by contributing to the 15 years of Green Chemsitry collection a Critical Review asking  Are ionic liquids a proper solution to current environmental challenges?

In 2007, Dr Dunn was the lead author on a Perspective article produced from the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundable entitled Key green chemistry research areas—a perspective from pharmaceutical manufacturers. His contribution to the 15 years of Green Chemistry collection is another Perspective with an Industrial themePharmaceutical Green Chemistry process changes – how long does it take to obtain regulatory approval?’.

All of these articles are free to access until the end of July 2014. The 15 Years of Green Chemistry collection will be added to throughout 2014 and you can access the articles by clicking on the titles below, or look at the full collection of recent articles online here.

Year 15 Years of Green Chemistry Contribution Original Highly Cited Article
1999 Journey on greener pathways: from the use of alternate energy inputs and benign reaction media to sustainable applications of nano-catalysts in synthesis and environmental remediation
Rajender S. Varma, 2014, Perspective
Solvent-free organic syntheses. using supported reagents and microwave irradiation, Rajender S. Varma, 1999, Paper
2000 Food waste biomass: a resource for high-value chemicals
Lucie A. Pfaltzgraff, Mario De bruyn, Emma C. Cooper, Vitaly Budarin and James H. Clark, 2013, Perspective
Preparation of a novel silica-supported palladium catalyst and its use in the Heck reaction
James H. Clark, Duncan J. Macquarrie and Egid B. Mubofu, 2000, Paper
2001 Mixing ionic liquids – “simple mixtures” or “double salts”?
Gregory Chatel, Jorge F. B. Pereira, Varun Debbeti, Hui Wang and Robin D. Rogers, 2014, Critical Review
Characterization and comparison of hydrophilic and hydrophobic room temperature ionic liquids incorporating the imidazolium cation, Jonathan G. Huddleston, Ann E. Visser, W. Matthew Reichert, Heather D. Willauer, Grant A. Broker and Robin D. Rogers, 2001, paper
2005 Green and sustainable manufacture of chemicals from biomass: state of the art
Roger A. Sheldon, 2014, Critical Review
Green solvents for sustainable organic synthesis: state of the art
Roger A. Sheldon, 2005, Critical Review
2006 Are ionic liquids a proper solution to current environmental challenges?
Giorgio Cevasco and Cinzia Chiappe, 2014, Critical Review
Acute toxicity of ionic liquids to the zebrafish (Danio rerio)
Carlo Pretti, Cinzia Chiappe, Daniela Pieraccini, Michela Gregori, Francesca Abramo, Gianfranca Monni and Luigi Intorre, 2006, Communication
2007 Pharmaceutical Green Chemistry process changes – how long does it take to obtain regulatory approval?
Peter J. Dunn, 2013, Perspective
Key green chemistry research areas—a perspective from pharmaceutical manufacturers
David J. C. Constable, Peter J. Dunn, John D. Hayler, Guy R. Humphrey, Johnnie L. Leazer, Jr., Russell J. Linderman, Kurt Lorenz, Julie Manley, Bruce A. Pearlman, Andrew Wells, Aleksey Zaks and Tony Y. Zhang, 2007, Perspective
2008 Towards resource efficient chemistry: Tandem reactions with renewables
Arno Behr, Andreas Johannes Vorholt, Thomas Seidensticker and Karoline Anna Ostrowski, 2013, Critical Review
Improved utilisation of renewable resources: New important derivatives of glycerol
Arno Behr, Jens Eilting, Ken Irawadi, Julia Leschinski and Falk Lindner, 2008, Critical Review
2009 Conversion of glucose and cellulose into value-added products in water and ionic liquids
Jinliang Song, Honglei Fan, Jun Ma and Buxing, 2013, Tutorial Review
Efficient conversion of glucose into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural catalyzed by a common Lewis acid SnCl4 in an ionic liquid
Suqin Hu, Zhaofu Zhang, Jinliang Song, Yinxi Zhou and Buxing Han, 2009, Communication
2011 Conversion of biomass platform molecules into fuel additives and liquid hydrocarbon fuels
Maria J. Climent, Avelino Corma and Sara Iborra, 2014, Critical Review
Converting carbohydrates to bulk chemicals and fine chemicals over heterogeneous catalysts
Maria J. Climent, Avelino Corma and Sara Iborra, 2011, Critical Review
2012 Continuous process technology: a tool for sustainable production
Charlotte Wiles and Paul Watts, 2014, Tutorial Review
Continuous flow reactors: a perspective
Charlotte Wiles and Paul Watts, 2012, Tutorial Review
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Green Chemistry Issue 4 of 2014 now online!

Issue 4 of Green Chemistry is a part-themed issue on ‘Sustainable polymers: reduced environmental impact, renewable raw materials and catalysis’. Guest Editor Professor Michael Meier (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany) introduces the issue in his Editorial.

This special issue is being published in collaboration with our sister journal Polymer Chemistry who will soon be publishing their issue on ‘Sustainable polymers: replacing polymers derived from fossil fuels Guest Edited by Stephen A. Miller (University of Florida, USA). The two issues will be collated online – look out for the full ‘Sustainable Polymers’ collection later this month on our Themed Collections tab.

GC016004_OFC_PUBLICITYThe outside front cover features the communication “Marine-degradable polylactic acid” by Ryan T. Martin, Ludmila P. Camargo and Stephen A. Miller.

Issue 4 contains a number of excellent Perspective articles, Critical and Tutorial Reviews:

Towards sustainable polymer chemistry with homogeneous metal-based catalysts
Kristin Schröder, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Kevin J. T. Noonan and   Robert T. Mathers

Hydrogen-bonding organocatalysts for ring-opening polymerization
Coralie Thomas and Brigitte Bibal

Matrices from vegetable oils, cashew nut shell liquid, and other relevant systems for biocomposite applications
Rafael L. Quirino, Thomas F. Garrison and Michael R. Kessler  

Renewable terephthalate polyesters from carbohydrate-based bicyclic monomers
Sebastián Muñoz-Guerra, Cristina Lavilla, Cristina Japu and Antxon Martínez de Ilarduya    

The use of lipases as biocatalysts for the epoxidation of fatty acids and phenolic compounds
Chahinez Aouf, Erwann Durand, Jérôme Lecomte, Maria-Cruz Figueroa-Espinoza, Eric Dubreucq, Hélène Fulcrand and Pierre Villeneuve


Water at elevated temperatures (WET): reactant, catalyst, and solvent in the selective hydrolysis of protecting groups” is the paper highlighted on the inside front cover by Wilmarie Medina-Ramos, Mike A. Mojica, Elizabeth D. Cope, Ryan J. Hart, Pamela Pollet, Charles A. Eckert and Charles L. Liotta 

Perspective articles, Critical and Tutorial Reviews from Issue 4:

Hydroxymethylfurfural production from bioresources: past, present and future
Siew Ping Teong, Guangshun Yi and Yugen Zhang

Journey on greener pathways: from the use of alternate energy inputs and benign reaction media to sustainable applications of nano-catalysts in synthesis and environmental remediation
Rajender S. Varma

Carbonylation in microflow: close encounters of CO and reactive species
Takahide Fukuyama, Takenori Totoki and Ilhyong Ryu

Mixing ionic liquids – “simple mixtures” or “double salts”?
Gregory Chatel, Jorge F. B. Pereira, Varun Debbeti, Hui Wang and Robin D. Rogers

Heterocycle construction using the biomass-derived building block itaconic acid
Alexandra M. Medway and   Jonathan Sperry        
      
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