I am, most importantly at this point in my life, a chemist (in training). This means that I spend a significant portion of my time in laboratory classes and complaining about those studying the softer sciences. 514 more words
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Cross-Coupling Triple Play Green Chemistry: Popular reactions using specialized boron reagents can now be run in water
In aqueous micelle solutions made using the surfactant TPGS-750-M, even unstable 2-pyridyl boronates readily undergo Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling.
Chemists have taken one of the most widely used reactions in organic synthesis—the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction—and made it even more versatile by melding it with an award-winning green chemistry technology. 49 more words
The Chemical Industry will be more and more green and sustainable. This is the strong message that comes from Ecochem
A great success. This was Ecochem, the event on sustainable chemistry and bio-based economy which was held in Basel November 19 to 21. The three-day conference saw the presence of the major players (more than 2000 attendees and approximately 200 speakers) of the global bioeconomy: the chemical industry which is investing strongly into biotechnology. 279 more words