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2009-12-02 09:52:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Technological breakthroughs based on years of basic scientific research will be a driving force in strengthening the American economy and leading our country into a robust future, the Executive Director & CEO of the American Chemical Society (ACS) predicted Tuesday at a conference on innovation and the economy. However, to sustain that recovery, Madeleine Jacobs said America must commit itself to reinvigorating the fundamental scientific...

2009-11-25 08:33:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- AMPAC Fine Chemicals LLC (AFC), a subsidiary of American Pacific Corporation (Nasdaq: APFC) announced today that it received the Environmental Responsibility and Sustainability Award at the Annual Statewide Environmental Summit, sponsored by the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA), the Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) and the Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC) held in San Diego. This is the most...

2009-11-16 15:11:36

A first-of-its kind inhalable measles vaccine for developing countries, where the disease remains a scourge. A "nanogenerator" that could recharge iPods and other electronic devices with a shake. And for Fido and Fluffy, a long-awaited once-a-month pill for both ticks and fleas. It's list season, the time to prepare inventories of what stood out in 2009 and holds promise for the year ahead. Those three advances are among more than 250 research advances publicized in 2009 by the American...

2009-10-28 21:49:01

Bold new strategies in the battle against cancer may turn forms of the disease that presently are incurable into manageable conditions that can be controlled for long periods of time, according to an article in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS' weekly newsmagazine. C&EN Senior Editor Lisa Jarvis notes that "molecularly targeted" drugs are having a major impact in treating cancer of the breast, colon, and other body parts. Those medications interfere with specific...

2009-10-10 08:56:31

The College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, is making major new commitments to advance research and education in sustainable, green chemistry. The college has appointed Alexis T. Bell, professor of chemical engineering, to the newly established Dow Chair in Sustainable Chemistry. Bell is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in devising new catalysts to protect the environment. The college also has helped to establish the new Berkeley Center for Green...

2009-10-01 07:00:00

MIDLAND, Mich., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow AgroSciences, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), received a 2009 Michigan Green Chemistry Governor's Award at the inaugural event held at the Detroit Institute of Arts on September 24. The award was launched by Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in response to Governor Jennifer M. Granholm's Executive Directive: "Promotion of Green Chemistry for Sustainable Economic Development and Protection of Public...

2009-09-30 08:54:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemical Society (ACS) will host events for families, teachers and children of all ages at a "Festival de Quimica" Saturday, Oct. 3, during the Hispanic Engineering Science and Technology Week Community Day celebration. The week-long HESTEC event beginning Sept. 27 is being held on the campus of the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) in Edinburg. At Saturday's free "Festival de Quimica" which will be held from 4 to 9...

2009-09-08 14:04:00

Dr. Terrence Collins Offers Public Lecture on Growing Field of Green Chemistry September 15 at UC Berkeley Campus BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer concerns over hazardous chemicals in the air and water have led scientists to find solutions in the new field of green chemistry. "The most troubling health effects are associated with endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that may interfere with cellular development in humans and animals," says Dr. Terry Collins,...

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2009-07-13 09:54:50

Waste material from discarded televisions could be recycled and used in medicine, according to new research by scientists at the University of York.The chemical compound polyvinyl-alcohol (PVA) is widely used in industry and is a key element of television sets with liquid crystal display (LCD) technology. When these sets are thrown away, the LCD panels are usually incinerated or buried in landfill sites.Researchers have now found a way of recovering PVA from television screens and...

2009-07-10 10:00:00

BERKELEY, Calif., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- VASKA, a Berkeley based producer of green, botanically based laundry care products for the commercial, institutional and consumer markets, is pleased to announce that it has successfully turned the first major commercial laundry plant in the United States (and possibly the world) green! Royal Laundry of South San Francisco is the largest privately owned commercial laundry on the West Coast, washing one million pounds of laundry a week for more than a...


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Green Chemistry
2012-04-29 19:52:00

Green Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering any aspect of green chemistry. It is published monthly by the Royal Society of Chemistry and was established in 1999 by James Clark (University of York). The editor-in-chief is Sarah Ruthven. The journal covers subjects relating to reducing the environmental impact of chemical substances and fuels by developing alternative and sustainable technologies that are non-toxic to living things and the environment, including: Improved...

Energy and Environmental Science
2012-04-25 18:41:46

Energy & Environmental Science is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published monthly by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The journal publishes original research and review articles, and publishes work of an interdisciplinary nature in the biochemical and biophysical sciences and chemical engineering disciplines. The following types of articles are published in the journal: Research Papers, Review Articles, Perspectives and Mini-reviews, Communications), Opinions and Analysis...

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