Special Issue "Sustainable Approaches within the Chemical Sciences"


A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2010)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Michael A. R. Meier
University of Potsdam, Institute of Chemistry, Laboratory of Sustainable Organic Synthesis, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, 14476 Golm / Potsdam, Germany
Website: http://www.meier-michael.com/
E-Mail: michael.meier@uni-potsdam.de
Interests: renewable raw materials; fats and oils; catalysis; metathesis; polymers; controlled/living polymerization; block-copolymers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sustainability and approaches that are along the line with the principles of green chemistry are already now in the focus of many chemists. Some important issues that need our attention are the minimization of (toxic) waste, the use of efficient catalytic chemical reactions, the sustainable utilization of renewable feedstocks, and many others. In addition, it is very important to include these concepts to the curriculum of our students in order to educate a future generation of chemists that will not repeat the mistakes made by their predecessors.

Prof. Dr. Michael A. R. Meier
Guest Editor

Related Section in other Journals

Green Chemistry in IJMS


  • green chemistry
  • catalysis
  • renewable raw materials
  • waste prevention
  • environmental assessment
  • atom economy
  • education

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Published Papers (2 papers)

by , , , ,  and
Sustainability 2009, 1(4), 1226-1239; doi:10.3390/su1041226
Received: 30 October 2009; Accepted: 3 December 2009 / Published: 8 December 2009
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by , , ,  and
Sustainability 2009, 1(4), 924-945; doi:10.3390/su1040924
Received: 22 September 2009; Accepted: 16 October 2009 / Published: 27 October 2009
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