Sustainable chemistry: how to produce better and more from less?

  • septembre 11, 2017
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Sustainable chemistry: how to produce better and more from less?

P. Marion [a], B. Bernela [b] A. Piccirilli [c), B. Estrine [d] N. Patouillard [e], J. Guilbot [f ] and F. Jérôme [g]

2017, Green Chemistry Journal., 2017,19, 4973-4989, Royal Society of Chemistry

The International Symposium on Green Chemistry (ISGC) organized in 2013, 2015 and 2017 has gathered many senior and young talented scientists from all around the world (2200 attendees in three editions), either from academia or industry. Through outstanding conferences, communications, debates, and round tables, ISGC has been the witness of the rapid evolution of chemistry in the context of a sustainable development of our societies, not only at the scientific and industrial levels but also on education, networking and societal aspects. This critical review synthesizes the different points of view and the discussions having taken place at ISGC and gives a general picture of chemistry, including few scientific disciplines such as catalysis, processes, resource management, and environmental impact, among others, within the framework of sustainable development. This critical review, co-authored by researchers from public organizations and chemical companies (small, medium and large industrial groups) provides criteria and recommendations which, in our view, should be considered from the outset of research to accelerate the emergence of eco-designed products on the market.

[a] SOLVAY, 85 rue des frères Perret, BP 62, F-69192 Saint Fons Cedex, France [b] INCREASE FR CNRS 3707/Centre de Recherche sur l’Intégration Economique et Financière, Université de Poitiers, 2 rue Jean Carbonnier, Bât A1, 86073 Poitiers Cedex 9, France [c]BIOSYNTHIS, 6 Chemin de la Pierre Percée, 91410 Saint-Cyr-sous-Dourdan, France [d] ARD-Agro-industrie Recherches et Développements, Green Chemistry Department, Route de Bazancourt, F-51110 Pomacle, France [e] PENNAKEM LLC, 3324 Chelsea avenue, Memphis, TN 38108, USA [f] SEPPIC-AIR LIQUIDE, 127 chemin Poudrerie, 81105 Castres, France [g] INCREASE FR CNRS 3707/Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers, Université de Poitiers, ENSIP, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86073 Poitiers, France.