International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Green Solvents – Alternative Fluids in Science and Application

Activity by Kathleen Too   |   added on Mar 02, 2011   |   United Kingdom Official_iyc_logo


To mark the International Year of Chemistry in 2011, Green Chemistry has published a themed issue on green solvents- alternative fluids in science and application. This themed issue contains articles by world-leading chemists detailing the recent advances and challenges faced in this area.

This issue showcases the innovative research towards the substitution of volatile organic solvents in solution phase synthesis. The series of articles presented in this themed issue are based on the keynote presentations at an international conference organised by Dechema, held in October 2010 in Berchtesgaden, Germany. The topics are mainly based on the development and application of alternative solvents such as aqueous media, ionic liquids, supercritical phases, green organic solvents, soluble polymers, including phase-separable reagents or related separation strategies.  There are increasing efforts from both academia and industry to develop cleaner and more sustainable processes and technologies. All the research work presented in this themed issue aims to reduce solvent-related environmental damage.

Articles are collated in a print and online issue of Green Chemistry ( published in June 2011 which is being widely promoted to inspire young chemists and generate enthusiasm for the future of green chemistry and sustainable technologies.

Topic: sustainable and green chemistry, celebrating chemistry Audience: professional chemists, professors, industrial chemists, research scientists, universities, post graduate students, decision makers
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