About Sustainable Chemistry


Sustainable Chemistry (ISSN 2673-4079) is an international and cross-disciplinary scholarly, open access journal, which provides an advanced forum for studies that present significant advances in the development of alternative green and sustainable technologies for chemistry and chemical engineering. We welcome work focusing on the design of products and processes that minimize or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances to humans, animals, plants, and the environment.

Sustainable Chemistry publishes reviews, regular research papers (articles), and communications. The aim of Sustainable Chemistry is to encourage scientists to publish their cutting edge experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible for reproducibility and transparency. Therefore, the journal has no restriction on the maximum length of the papers. Full experimental details should be provided so that results can be reproduced.


Based on the definition and twelve principles of green chemistry proposed by Anastas and Warner (Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice, P T Anastas and J C Warner, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998), the scope of Sustainable Chemistry includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Green catalysis, solvents, and absorbents
  • (Bio)polymers/materials
  • Biorefineries and biofuels
  • Plastics and wastes
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Energy storage and conversion
  • Carbon dioxide capture, storage
  • Cleaner synthetic methods
  • Separation and purification technologies
  • Green processes, technologies, and manufacturing
  • Design for chemical products and processes
  • Environmental conservation and green chemistry
  • Circular economy
  • Sustainable chemistry and engineering
  • Green chemistry education

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