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Glycoside Hydrolases: A Doorway to Alternative Energy

By Namrata Jain, GreenChem UBC (Invited post!)

Biofuels, in particular bioethanol, are widely accepted as carbon-neutral fuels1, meaning they have no net greenhouse gas emissions; the amount of carbon dioxide produced during their combustion equals the amount fixed from the atmosphere while the plants grow. 655 more words

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New year and a new look

Hi there! How are you doing?

Looking forward to the new year? I am. I love celebrations. I didn’t set out to change my blog for the new year but it so happened that I have been making changes for the past month or so. 195 more words

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Green Chemistry Principle #10: Design for Degradation

By Shira Joudan, Chair of the Education Subcommittee for the GCI

10. Design for degradation: Chemical products should be designed so that at the end of their function they break down into innocuous degradation products and do not persist in the environment. 660 more words

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Celebrating the 5-Year Anniversary of the GCI

By Alex Waked, Co-Chair for the GCI

The Green Chemistry Initiative (GCI) at the University of Toronto was founded back in 2012 – it’s crazy to think that we’ve already reached the 5-year milestone. 1,161 more words

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Eni denies the Ipo of Versalis and invests €500 million for the next 4 years in green chemistry

“The Ipo (Initial public offering, editor’s note) of Versalis is not yet in Eni’s plans”, Massimo Mondazzi, CFO of the Italian oil giant, said last Friday during a conference call with analysts answering the question about the chemical quotation hypothesis. 515 more words


Greener Alternatives in Organic Synthesis Involving Carbonyl Groups: Dethioacetalization and Iron-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation

By Diya Zhu, Member-at-Large for the GCI

A carbonyl functionality is a functional group composed of a carbon atom double-bonded to an oxygen atom (C=O). It is ubiquitous in nature as well as widely employed and studied in all areas of chemistry. 654 more words

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Let's Lock Lips!

One of the most exciting things about being a Perfectly Posh consultant is that there’s always something new happening. Trendy seasonal products come along, every month brings a fun little “splurge”, and from time to time Perfectly Posh introduces a complete new line of pampering products. 188 more words

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