Green Chemistry

A greener way to make ketones

Published: 26Jan2018

Researchers at McGill University have discovered a new, more environmentally friendly way to make ketones, an important chemical ingredient in pharmaceuticals.  While ketones are found in a wide...

Shaking up gold and palladium

Published: 25Jan2018

Mechanochemical method makes noble metal compounds without solvents or harsh reagents. Read more in Chemical & Engineering News, the magazine of the American Chemical Society.

Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry Case Competition Promotes Cross-Faculty Collaboration

Published: 16Mar2015

On January 16-17, 2015, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), CREATE in Green Chemistry, and the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED),...

Another step forward for green chemistry

Published: 27Mar2015

A tiny bit of silver, combined with water and air, can convert aldehydes into acids efficiently -- instead of the classical methods using stoichiometric amounts of expensive or toxic metal oxidants...

Grinding Chemicals Together in an Effort to be Greener

Published: 18Jul2016

...In 2011, the mechanochemist Tomislav Friscic and his team used mechanochemical methods to make bismuth subsalicylate, the active ingredient of Pepto-Bismol, by grinding together bismuth oxide...

Green Chemistry Trivia Night

Published: 29Apr2015

The McGill Green Chemistry Student Association hosted a Green Chemistry Trivia Night on Mar 20 2015 at Thompson House. The association was formed by CREATE trainees following a CREATE seminar on...

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