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A Market for Green Chemistry

The market for safe and environmentally friendly chemicals will grow at a rate 24 times faster than the market for traditional chemicals between 2011 and 2020. 69 more words


How flow chemistry can make processes greener…………Supercritical fluids

Safe, small scale access to supercritical fluids

The ability to safely access high temperatures and pressures in flow reactors has implications not only on the rate of chemical reactions, but also on the types of solvents one can use. 979 more words


Functionalized aryl-β-C-glycoside synthesis by Barbier-type reaction using 2,4,6-triisopropylphenyllithium

Kiyomi Ohba, Yuichi Koga, Sumihiro Nomura, and Masaya Nakata

“Functionalized aryl-β-C-glycoside synthesis by Barbier-type reaction using 2,4,6-triisopropylphenyllithium”
Tetrahedron Letters, 2015, 56, 1007–1010.


We developed an efficient synthetic route for functionalized aryl-β- 204 more words


Rubbish Resources: Turning waste into useful products.

Friday 19th June brought us the third in our ongoing series of public dialogues, this time exploring the concepts of using engineered organisms to remove pollutants from the environment and the transformation of waste biomass into useful products as part of a future bio-based economy. 2,967 more words

Public Dialogues

Vertellus Doubles Production At Zeeland Alkane Plant

INDIANAPOLIS — Vertellus, an Indianapolis-based chemical manufacturer, said Friday it had doubled production capacity of alkanes at its plant in Zeeland.

Alkanes are saturated hydrocarbons that occur naturally in petroleum and natural gas, and include methane, propane, ethane, and butane. 514 more words


Sustainability and the Methanol Economy

Reflection by Alex

PhD Project Title: Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol with the use of Organometallic Pre-Catalysts


The terms ‘sustainability’ and ‘sustainable development’ are often used interchangeably and have been given differing definitions by various people and groups. 795 more words

Green Chemistry Principle #5: Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries

By Laura Reyes, Co-Chair for the GCI

5. Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries: The use of auxiliary substances (e.g. solvents, separation agents, etc.) should be made unnecessary wherever possible and innocuous when used. 648 more words

GCI Initiatives