Project Details White Book and Symposium-in-print on Green Chemistry

Project No.:
Start Date:
01 January 1999
End Date:
07 November 2000


The main objective is to promote and disseminate awareness for environmentally compatible synthetic pathways and chemical processes (green chemistry), throughout the academic and industrial scientific research community.


There is a large portion of the chemistry community that is still unfamiliar with principles, methods and definitions of green chemistry. Such reference will be the “container” in which the Working Party, in collaboration with the IUPAC Sub-Committee on Organic Synthesis, will insert the Symposium-in-Print as its “scientific core”, and is to be published as a special topic issue of the Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry.

The Symposium-in-Print will be composed by about 30 brief reviews of selected aspects of the author’s research. The aim of the articles will be to highlight aspects of relevant chemistry so as to raise the awareness of the field and stimulate increased activity by a wide range of chemists.


The following scientists have accepted to contribute to the Symposium-in-Print:

  • Angelo Albini (University of Pavia – Italy)
  • Masakazu Anpo (Osaka Prefecture University – Japan)
  • James Clark (University of York – UK)
  • Terrence Collins (Carnegie Mellon University – USA)
  • Joseph De Simone (University of North Carolina – USA)
  • Jan B.F.N. Engberts (University of Groningen – The Netherlands)
  • Monika Herrchen ((IUCT – University of Munchen – Germany)
  • Karlheinz Hill (Henkel – Dusseldorf – Germany)
  • Wolfang F. Holderlich ( RWTH – Germany)
  • Steve Howdle (University of Nottingham – UK)
  • Shu Kobayashi (University of Tokyo – Japan)
  • Mieczyslaw Makosza (Polish Academy of Science – Poland)
  • Makoto Misono (Kogakuin University – Japan)
  • John A. Murphy (University of Strathclyde – UK)
  • Ugo Romano (Enichem – Italy)
  • Kenneth R. Seddon (The Queen’s University of Belfast – Northern Ireland)
  • Roger Sheldon (Delft University of Technology – The Netherlands)
  • Bernard Witholt (ETH – Switzerland)


Thisproject was presented at a postersession at the IUPAC Congress/GA July 2001
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Project completedSpecialtopic issue on Green Chemistry published in Pure Appl. Chem.,72(7), 1207-1403 (2000).