Sustainable Chemistry

A section of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Section Information

It has now been just over 30 years since the publication of the Brundtland Commission’s report “Our Common Future”, which came to define the concept of sustainable development for society in general, and just over 20 years since the publication of Anastas’ and Warner’s seminal book “Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice”. Since then, green chemistry has become synonymous with the chemistry of sustainability, and one of the areas where industry has embraced the opportunities offered by innovative R&D to create new processes and materials in service of sustainability, many of which are nowadays practiced by manufacturers and commercially available in the form of all kinds of sustainable products.

With this in mind, it should not be surprising that the very first issue of Sustainability contained its first paper on green chemistry, “On the Way to Improve the Environmental Benignity of Chemical Processes: Novel Catalysts for a Polymerization Process” by Kuhn et al. From this paper, which one would probably classify as a “classical” green chemistry topic, the range of subjects covered by articles in this section has expanded greatly, and now ranges from novel green reagents and reactions to sustainable feedstocks as well as processes and management of the environmental consequences of making and using chemicals. For a comprehensive overview of the range and depth of this topic, I invite all readers and potential authors to consult the list of current open Special Issues sponsored by this section.

As Editor-in-Chief of the Sustainable Chemistry Section, I am pleased to invite the submission of communications, articles, and reviews on any of these topics. We particularly welcome interdisciplinary papers and those exploring new areas on the cutting edge of the field.

Dr. Derek J. McPhee
Section Editor-in-Chief

Editorial Board

Special Issues

Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:

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