Themed collection “Happy silver anniversary”: Green Chemistry at 25
Appropriate lifetimes, fitting deaths
Editorial on the principle that “Chemical products should be designed so that at the end of their function they do not persist in the environment and break down into innocuous degradation products”.
Measure and control: molecular management is a key to the Sustainocene!
Editorial on monitoring the production of toxic, or environmentally problematic substances in real time and controlling their occurrence.
Editorial on the principle that substances and the forms of a substance used in a chemical process should be chosen so as to minimize the potential for chemical accidents, including releases, explosions, and fires.
Renewability – a principle of utmost importance!
Editorial highlighting the importance of renewability in green chemistry.
Closing Pandora's box: chemical products should be designed to preserve efficacy of function while reducing toxicity
The application of the Twelve Principles in the design of chemicals with reduced toxicity.
Green chemistry and resource efficiency: towards a green economy
Editorial on resource efficiency and waste minimisation – concepts at the heart of green chemistry.
The use of auxiliary substances (e.g. solvents, separation agents) should be made unnecessary wherever possible and innocuous when used
Editorial on the use of auxiliary substances and their reduction and elimination.
Reflection and perspective on green chemistry development for chemical synthesis—Daoist insights
Editorial on the role of Green Chemistry in chemical synthesis.
It is better to prevent waste than to treat or clean up waste after it is formed – or: what Benjamin Franklin has to do with “Green Chemistry”
Editorial on the Green Chemistry principle “It is better to prevent waste than to treat or clean up waste after it is formed”.
Catalytic versus stoichiometric reagents as a key concept for Green Chemistry
Editorial on the role of catalysis in Green Chemistry.
25 years of energy and green chemistry: saving, storing, distributing and using energy responsibly
The first in a series of editorial articles celebrating the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry.
“Happy silver anniversary”: Green Chemistry at 25
Editorial article celebrating 25 years of the field of Green Chemistry.
About this collection
As we celebrate the Silver Anniversary of the field of Green Chemistry, the Editorial and Advisory Board reflect on the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry and look forward to the future.