Dive into the first issue of RSC Sustainability

Read the first-ever issue of our gold open access journal

Our first issue is packed with full papers, communications, tutorial reviews and perspectives within the realm of sustainability and a better future. Plus, you can discover an editorial from our editor-in-chief, Tom Welton. Explore the full issue here.

Some of the articles included…

Introducing RSC Sustainability

Tom Welton

RSC Sustain. 2023, 1, 8-9, DOI: 10.1039/D2SU90001G


Global essay competition: Young Voices in the Chemical Sciences for Sustainability

RSC Sustain. 2023, 1, 10, DOI: 10.1039/D2SU90002E


From rocks to bioactive compounds: a journal through the global P(V) organophosphorus industry and its sustainability

Sosthène P M Ung, Chao-Jun Li

RSC Sustain. 2023, 1, 11-37, DOI: 10.1039/D2SU00015F


Sustainability applications of rare earth elements from metallurgy, magnetism, catalysis, luminescence to future electrochemical pseudocapacitance energy storage

Shan-Shan Chai, Wei-Bin Zhang, Jin-Lei Yang, Lun Zhang, Myat Myintzu Theint, Xian-Li Zhang, Shao-Bo Guo, Xia Zhou, Xue-Jing Ma

RSC Sustain. 2023, 1, 38-71, DOI: 10.1039/D2SU00054G


Surfactant-free synthesis of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles: a perspective

Siavash Iravani

RSC Sustain. 2023, 1, 72-82, DOI: 10.1039/D2SU00088A


Recycling post-consumer PLA into acrylic acid or lactide using phosphonium ionic liquids

Kwinten Janssens, Wouter Stuyck, Kirsten Stiers, Jens Wéry, Mario Smit, Dirk E de Vos

RSC Sustain. 2023, 1, 83-89, DOI: 10.1039/D2SU00078D


Phosphate-induced enhancement of fumarate production from a CO2 and pyruvate with the system of malate dehydrogenase and fumarase

Mika Takeuchi, Yutaka Amao

RSC Sustain. 2023, 1, 90-96, DOI: 10.1039/D2SU00031H


Birch fractionation in γ-valerolactone with the emphasis on pulp properties: prehydrolysis, acid-catalyzed, and alkaline-catalyzed concept

Marianna Granatier, Huy Quang Lê, Eva Carmona González, Herbert Sixta

RSC Sustain. 2023, 1, 97-106, DOI: 10.1039/D2SU00046F


Tailoring lixiviant properties to optimise selectivity in E-waste recycling

Jennifer M Hartley, Sean Scott, Rodolfo Marin Rivera, Phil Hunt, Anthony J Lucio, Philip Bird, Robert Harris, Gawen R T Jenkin, Andrew P Abbott

RSC Sustain. 2023, 1, 107-116, DOI: 10.1039/D2SU00038E


Biologically bound nickel accelerated depolymerization of polyethylene to high value hydrocarbons and hydrogen

Parul Johar, Elizabeth L Rylott, C Robert McElroy, Avtar S Matharu, James H Clark

RSC Sustain. 2023, 1, 117-127, DOI: 10.1039/D2SU00001F


Novel polymeric cobalt tetrabenzimidazole phthalocyanine for nanomolar detection of hydrogen peroxide

Keshavananda Prabhu C P, Kenkera Rayappa Naveen, Shambhulinga Aralekallu, Shivalingayya, Lokesh Koodlur Sannegowda

RSC Sustain. 2023, 1, 128-138, DOI: 10.1039/D2SU00035K


Tailoring the antibacterial and antioxidant properties activities of iron nanoparticles with amino benzoic acid

Shah Faisal, Saima Sadiq, Muhammad Mustafa, Muhammad Hayat Khan, Muhammad Sadiq, Zaffer Iqbal, Maham Khan

RSC Sustain. 2023, 1, 139-146, DOI: 10.1039/D2SU00044J


Triazaphosphaadamantane-functionalized terpyridine metal complexes: cyclohexane oxidation in homogeneous and carbon-supported catalysis

Ivy L Librando, Anup Paul, Abdallah G Mahmoud, Atash V Gurbanov, Sónia A C Carabineiro, M Fátima C Guedes da Silva, Carlos F G C Geraldes, Armando J L Pombeiro

RSC Sustain. 2023, 1, 147-158, DOI: 10.1039/D2SU00017B


Color stability of blue aluminates obtained from recycling and applied as pigments

Dienifer F L Horsth, Julia de O Primo, Nayara Balaba, Fauze J Anaissi, Carla Bittencourt

RSC Sustain. 2023, 1, 159-166, DOI: 10.1039/D2SU00057A


RSC Sustainability is one of the latest additions to our gold open access journal portfolio. Every article in this issue, and future ones, is free to read and access by anyone. Publish your next paper in RSC Sustainability to be included in one of our issues. We are covering all article processing charges until mid-2025, so until then, you can publish with us for free.

All of our publications contribute to important conversations on sustainability, our planet and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We hope you feel inspired reading these.


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