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Green Chemistry

A collection of articles written by C&EN staff since 2001 on topics concerning Green Chemistry.

August 4, 2008

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Fun In The Sun

Suppliers of semiconductor materials take advantage of emerging solar opportunity.

July 28, 2008

Plutonium Problems

Radioactive spill at NIST's Boulder facility raises questions about agency's preparedness.

Mercury Down The Drain

Congress moves to limit discharge of dental mercury into wastewater.

May 5, 2008

37th Northeast Regional Meeting

April 28, 2008

40th ACS Central Regional Meeting

April 21, 2008

40th Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting

April 16, 2008

Taylor &Francis Launches Green Chemistry Journal

New title complements other journals that cover green chemistry and sustainability research.

March 31, 2008

ACS Pharma Roundtable Awards in Green Chemistry

Cargill, Materia Launch New Firm

Elevance will make specialty chemicals from vegetable oils.

March 5, 2008

Green Chemistry R&D Bill Introduced

Senate measure aims to prevent pollution by encouraging cleaner and safer chemicals.

February 18, 2008

Future-Oriented Spending

Chemical firms plan an 8.6% capital spending increase in 2008 but forecast a more modest 6.0% rise in R&D.

February 6, 2008

Clean Catalysis

Environmentally friendly synthesis of niacin generates less inorganic waste.

February 4, 2008

Calls For Papers: NORM/RMRM, NERM 2008

February 1, 2008

California Compiles Options For Greener Chemicals

Report calls collecting and disseminating toxicity data, labeling products essential.

January 28, 2008

Divisions Issue Calls For Papers

Calls for papers for the fall 2008 ACS national meeting have been issued.

Toward Greener Therapeutic Proteins

Pfizer researchers assess ways to improve biologics manufacturing.

ACS Position Statements Aim To Influence Legislation

Science & Technology Concentrates

January 21, 2008

Greener Cleaners

Consumer demand for environmentally friendly cleaning products has changed the game for chemical suppliers.

Energy Impact

Small Danish firm has big hit with cold-water formula.

Cognis And Alco Benefit From Natural Chemistry Roots

California Chemicals

State should adopt incentives, regulations to stimulate green chemistry economy.

January 14, 2008

Calls for Papers: MARM, CERMACS 2008

January 3, 2008

Gold Catalyst Mediates Transformation Of Biomass Feedstocks

Aerobic oxidation of furfurals leads to value-added methyl esters.

December 17, 2007

Green Chemistry PRF Grants Available

Environmental Improvement

Committee is promoting sustainability within ACS and in society at large.

November 26, 2007

Deadline Approaches for Presidential Green Chemistry Awards

Outstanding Student Chapters Named

October 22, 2007

Critical Reaction To Research Initiative

Dow's UC Berkeley program raises faculty hackles.

October 22, 2007

Green Chromatography

Specialty conference highlights the benefits of supercritical fluids for chiral drug development.

October 8, 2007

Close Your Hood!

Easy ways to save on energy costs include installing fewer fume hoods and vigilantly closing sashes.

October 1, 2007

Banding Together To Manage Chemicals

Precedent-setting North American partnership could have international influence.

September 17, 2007

Roundtable Seeks Targeted Proposals

September 10, 2007

CHEMRAWN XII Conference Planned In South Africa

September 6, 2007

House Supports Green Chemistry

Bill aims to eliminate hazardous effects of chemical manufacturing.

August 30, 2007

It's Not Easy Being Green

August 20, 2007

BASF Supports 'Green' Research At Columbia

$600,000 grant will support research into renewable energy and pollution control.

Soy Rebounds

Soybeans are once again garnering attention as a renewable raw material for polymers.

August 14, 2007

Wiley-VCH To Launch Sustainable Chemistry Journal

ChemSusChem will feature research that promotes global sustainable development with respect to chemicals, energy, and materials.

August 13, 2007

Divisions Issue Calls for Papers

Calls for papers for the spring 2008 ACS national meeting, April 6-10, 2008, have been issued.

August 6, 2007

Green Chemistry South Of The Border

New Horizons Along Asymmetric Routes

Academic researchers describe new synthetic approaches at Chiral Chemistry meeting.

Centering On Chirality

Chemists are finding asymmetric synthesis increasingly handy for making pharmaceutical compounds at large scale.

July 23, 2007

Business Concentrates

July 11, 2007

ACS, Pharma Initiative Awards Additional Grant

Joint effort targets more efficient Suzuki C–C coupling reactions that partially avoid halogenated aromatics.

July 9, 2007

Green For The Greater Good

Presidential awards honor chemical advances that promote pollution prevention and sustainability.

Students Win Green Chemistry Award

Hancock Award goes to Arani Chanda and Jennifer Haghpanah.

July 2, 2007

Presidential Honors

Awards recognize innovative pollution-prevention strategies.

Nominations For 2009 ACS National Awards

Depolymerizing Plastics

Ionic liquids can be used to convert polymers into monomers.

Government Concentrates

June 25, 2007

Hendrickson Wins Doherty Award

June 4, 2007

Stripped-Down Synthesis

Phil Baran is spearheading natural products synthesis without protecting groups.

Green Chemistry Proposals Wanted

April 23, 2007

11th Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

April 16, 2007

Community Activities

Committee gears up for 20th anniversary of National Chemistry Week.

March 19, 2007

ACS GCI Focuses On Sustainability

February 26, 2007

Avoiding Global Collapse

Chemists have a vital role to play in achieving sustainability.

February 8, 2007

ACS, Pharma Initiative Awards First Grant

Joint effort toward greening of pharmaceutical industry targets amide reduction with its first research grant.

July 24, 2006

Meetings Briefs

Presentations made during the 10th Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, held June 26-30 in Washington, D.C.

July 17, 2006

Green Summer School

Graduate students, postdocs deepen their knowledge of chemistry and engineering that is benign by design

November 23, 2005

Honors For Green Chemistry

Green Chemistry Institute and its director recognized by Scientific American.

August 22, 2005

Green Chemistry Summer School Is International Draw

June 21, 2005

Awards Given For Green Innovations

Presidential Awards recognize chemists for developing cleaner and economically viable technologies.

May 2, 2005

A Small Business Goes For The Green

Northaven is developing new applications for N-vinylformamide as an alternative to acrylamide.

February 14, 2005


National Academies committee defines research goals for sustainability in chemical industry.

Application For Summer School On Green Chemistry

July 12, 2004


Presidential honors recognize innovative chemical products and processes that prevent pollution.

May 10, 2004


ACS selects White House's Paul Anastas to be director of the Green Chemistry Institute.

April 5, 2004


British program aims to embed sustainability in thinking and practice of chemical sciences.

March 22, 2004


Legislation would place a federal focus on green chemistry R&D.

November 3, 2003


Presidential awardees brief Congress on the merits of green chemistry.

September 29, 2003


ACS presidential event highlights green chemistry and engineering's role in finding solutions to world problems.

June 30, 2003


Presidential honors recognize biotech and other innovations that promote pollution prevention.

May 12, 2003


Tungstate-H2O2 system is alternative to chlorine and organic peroxides

December 16, 2002


November 25, 2002


Faster implementation of pollution prevention strategy will help reach global sustainability goals

October 7, 2002


July 1, 2002


Presidential awards recognize innovative syntheses, process improvements, and new products that promote pollution prevention.

May 20, 2002


Catalysis, agriculture are part of myriad efforts to expand environmentally benign practices

April 22, 2002


The University of Massachusetts, Boston, now offers a Ph.D. track in green chemistry


Symposium highlights how chemists apply green chemistry principles to pharmaceutical problems

July 16, 2001


CHEMRAWN conference explores the progress and prospects of chemical research and science policy in advancing global sustainable development

June 18, 2001


Conference explores research and policy needs for a sustainable world

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