Green Chemistry

A more sustainable way to make DNA-based medications

Published: 24Aug2020

Scientists at McGill University have developed a solvent-free method for making oligonucleotides, short strands of DNA of growing significance in research and the pharmaceutical industry.

Rocket fuel that’s cleaner, safer and still full of energy

Published: 5Apr2019

Research published this week in Science Advances shows that it may be possible to create rocket fuel that is much cleaner and safer than the hypergolic fuels that are commonly used today. And still...

SCIENCE MAG | Ultraviolet light could provide a powerful new source of green fuel

Published: 21Feb2019

Methanol—a colourless liquid that can be made from agricultural waste—has long been touted as a green alternative to fossil fuels. But it’s toxic and only has half the energy as the same volume of...

Tomislav Friščić awarded Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences

Published: 14Dec2018

Professor Tomislav Friščić is the recipient of the prestigious Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences for his exceptional contributions to Green Chemistry research in Canada. He is the third McGill...

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.

Making hydrogenation greener

Published: 27Jun2013

Researchers from McGill University, RIKEN (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Wako, Japan) and the Institute for Molecular Science (Okazaki, Japan) have discovered a way to make the...

Tomislav Friščić awarded NSERC’s Steacie Memorial Fellowship

Published: 7Feb2017

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has awarded an E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowship to Prof. Tomislav Friščić, to support his work in an innovative branch of chemistry...

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