Special Issue "Greener and Sustainable Chemistry"


A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Rajender S. Varma
Sustainable Technology Division, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency, 26 West Martin Luther King Drive, MS 443, Cincinnati, OH 45268, USA
Website: http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/std/green_chem_nano.html
E-Mail: varma.rajender@epa.gov
Interests: green chemistry; microwave-assisted chemistry; nanomaterials; nano-catalysts; sustainable remediation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Chemistry in the new millennium is embracing the concept of “green chemistry” and “sustainability” to meet the scientific challenges of protecting the human health and environment while maintaining commercial success of newer processes. This emerging area of Green Chemistry is defined as “the utilization of a set of principles that reduces or eliminates the use or generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture, and application of chemical products” and envisages minimum hazard as the performance criteria while designing new chemical protocols. Among others, the desired approach may encompass alternative activation methodology, such as mechanochemical mixing, and microwave-, and ultrasonic irradiation. Essentially, the strategy has to follow “benign by design” principles and make an effort to utilize renewable resources wherever possible. The contributions in this issue try to address some of these issues for sustainability.

Dr. Rajender S. Varma
Guest Editor


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  • benign by design
  • solvent-free chemistry
  • chemistry in water
  • mechanochemical mixing
  • microwave irradiation
  • ultrasonic irradiation
  • nano-catalysis

Published Papers (7 papers)

Appl. Sci. 2014, 4(2), 171-179; doi:10.3390/app4020171
Received: 16 November 2013; in revised form: 25 February 2014 / Accepted: 18 March 2014 / Published: 8 April 2014
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Appl. Sci. 2013, 3(4), 684-693; doi:10.3390/app3040684
Received: 30 September 2013; in revised form: 11 November 2013 / Accepted: 20 November 2013 / Published: 4 December 2013
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Appl. Sci. 2013, 3(4), 656-674; doi:10.3390/app3040656
Received: 20 June 2013; in revised form: 2 October 2013 / Accepted: 17 October 2013 / Published: 25 October 2013
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Appl. Sci. 2013, 3(3), 614-623; doi:10.3390/app3030614
Received: 13 May 2013; in revised form: 26 June 2013 / Accepted: 5 July 2013 / Published: 24 July 2013
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Appl. Sci. 2013, 3(2), 490-514; doi:10.3390/app3020490
Received: 15 March 2013; in revised form: 28 March 2013 / Accepted: 1 April 2013 / Published: 24 April 2013
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Appl. Sci. 2013, 3(2), 457-468; doi:10.3390/app3020457
Received: 31 January 2013; in revised form: 26 February 2013 / Accepted: 27 March 2013 / Published: 16 April 2013
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Appl. Sci. 2013, 3(1), 55-69; doi:10.3390/app3010055
Received: 19 December 2012; in revised form: 15 January 2013 / Accepted: 21 January 2013 / Published: 23 January 2013
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Last update: 30 May 2014

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