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Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry

Issues per year: 6 issues
Editorial Board

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry

The Current Opinion journals were developed out of the recognition that it is increasingly difficult for specialists to keep up to date with the expanding volume of information published in their subject. In Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, we help the reader by providing in a systematic manner:

  1. The views of experts on current advances in Green and Sustainable Chemistry in a clear and readable form.
  2. Evaluations of the most interesting papers, annotated by experts, from the great wealth of original publications.

Division of the subject into sections
The subject Green and Sustainable Chemistry includes all chemical aspects along the life cycle of chemicals as well chemical products and materials e.g. resources, synthesis, use and after life issues. It aims on better understanding where and how chemistry itself can be made more sustainable and whereby chemistry can contribute to sustainability in general. Therefore, the journal it is divided into themed sections, each of which is reviewed once a year. The amount of space devoted to each section is related to its importance:

  • Mineral and fossil resources and metals
  • Biomass, bio-fuels and bioenergies
  • CO2 capture, and chemistry
  • Green solvents
  • Green catalysis
  • New synthetic methods
  • Photocatalysis
  • Green processes and technologies
  • Renewable energy and storage
  • Sustainable recycling of molecules, materials and products
  • Benign by Design
  • New business models, ethics, legislation and economics

There is also a section that changes every year to reflect hot topics in the field.

Selection of topics to be reviewed
Section Editors, who are major authorities in the field, are appointed by the Editors of the journal. They divide their section into a number of topics, ensuring that the field is comprehensively covered and that all issues of current importance are emphasized. Section Editors commission reviews from authorities on each topic that they have selected.

Reviews
Authors write short review articles in which they present recent developments in their subject, emphasizing the aspects that, in their opinion, are most important. In addition, they provide short annotations to the papers that they consider to be most interesting from all those published in their topic over the previous year.

Editorial Overview
Section Editors write a short overview at the beginning of the section to introduce the reviews and to draw the reader's attention to any particularly interesting developments.

Best Cited over the last year.

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Recent advances in organic synthesis with CO2as C1 synthon

Volume 3, Issue , 01 February 2017, Pp 22-27
Gaoqing Yuan | Caorong Qi | Wanqing Wu | Huanfeng Jiang

Design and evolution of enzymes for non-natural chemistry

Volume 7, Issue , 01 October 2017, Pp 23-30
Stephan C. Hammer | Anders M. Knight | Frances H. Arnold

Ionic liquids: Promising green solvents for lignocellulosic biomass utilization

Volume 5, Issue , 01 June 2017, Pp 5-11
Chang Geun Yoo | Yunqiao Pu | Arthur J. Ragauskas

Transition metal promoted carboxylation of unsaturated substrates with carbon dioxide

Volume 3, Issue , 01 February 2017, Pp 17-21
Liang Zhang | Zhaomin Hou

Metal-free reduction of CO2

Volume 3, Issue , 01 February 2017, Pp 28-32
Frédéric Georges Fontaine | Douglas W. Stephan

Recent progress in stereoselective synthesis of cyclic organic carbonates and beyond

Volume 3, Issue , 01 February 2017, Pp 55-60
José Enrique Gómez | Arjan W. Kleij

Why flow means green – Evaluating the merits of continuous processing in the context of sustainability

Volume 7, Issue , 01 October 2017, Pp 6-12
Doris Dallinger | C. Oliver Kappe

Dimethyl carbonate as a green chemical

Volume 5, Issue , 01 June 2017, Pp 61-66
Sang Hyun Pyo | Ji Hoon Park | Tae Sun Chang | Rajni Hatti-Kaul

Pretreatment processes for lignocellulosic biomass conversion to biofuels and bioproducts

Volume 2, Issue , 01 October 2016, Pp 48-53
Peter R. Seidl | Adriana K. Goulart

Amino acid based ionic liquids: A green and sustainable perspective

Volume 2, Issue , 01 October 2016, Pp 28-33
Sarah Kirchhecker | Davide Esposito

Deep eutectic solvents for highly efficient separations in oil and gas industries

Volume 5, Issue , 01 June 2017, Pp 55-60
Samah E.E. Warrag | Cor J. Peters | Maaike C. Kroon

Organic solar cells processed from green solvents

Volume 5, Issue , 01 June 2017, Pp 49-54
Caitlin McDowell | Guillermo C. Bazan

Nanostructured heterogeneous catalysts for electrochemical reduction of CO2

Volume 3, Issue , 01 February 2017, Pp 39-44
Dunfeng Gao | Fan Cai | Guoxiong Wang | Xinhe Bao

Skutterudites, a most promising group of thermoelectric materials

Volume 4, Issue , 01 April 2017, Pp 50-57
G. Rogl | P. Rogl

Non-thermal plasma technology for the conversion of CO2

Volume 3, Issue , 01 February 2017, Pp 45-49
Bryony Ashford | Xin Tu

Current advances in heterogeneous catalysts for the synthesis of cyclic carbonates from carbon dioxide

Volume 3, Issue , 01 February 2017, Pp 1-10
Vitthal B. Saptal | Bhalachandra M. Bhanage

Ionic liquids for the fractionation of microalgae biomass

Volume 2, Issue , 01 October 2016, Pp 22-27
Valerie C.A. Orr | Lars Rehmann

Recent advances in modeling green solvents

Volume 5, Issue , 01 June 2017, Pp 37-43
Sudip Das | Anirban Mondal | Sundaram Balasubramanian

A roadmap towards a circular and sustainable bioeconomy through waste valorization

Volume 8, Issue , 01 December 2017, Pp 18-23
Sofia Maina | Vasiliki Kachrimanidou | Apostolis Koutinas

Graft modification of chitosan, cellulose and alginate using reversible deactivation radical polymerization (RDRP)

Volume 2, Issue , 01 October 2016, Pp 15-21
Joe Glasing | Pascale Champagne | Michael F. Cunningham

Water as green extraction solvent: Principles and reasons for its use

Volume 5, Issue , 01 June 2017, Pp 31-36
María Castro-Puyana | María Luisa Marina | Merichel Plaza

Green solvents for sample preparation in analytical chemistry

Volume 5, Issue , 01 June 2017, Pp 44-48
Maryline Vian | Cassandra Breil | Léa Vernes | Emna Chaabani | Farid Chemat

Production of organic acids from biomass resources

Volume 2, Issue , 01 October 2016, Pp 54-58
Weiping Deng | Ye Wang | Ning Yan

Kesterite compound semiconductors for thin film solar cells

Volume 4, Issue , 01 April 2017, Pp 84-90
Charlotte Platzer-Björkman