green chemistry

Green Chemistry – some background

30 Apr 2019

The goal of green chemistry is to reduce or eliminate the use and generation of chemicals that are hazardous to humans, animals, plants and the environment. More specifically, its aim is to promote...

Helping Serbian mining clean up

30 Apr 2019

In December 2018, McGill professor Tomislav Friščić led a green chemistry workshop in Belgrade that drew over 30 participants from academia, industry, journalism, education and government. The...

Taking green chemistry global

30 Apr 2019

Green chemistry is just over 25 years old. Over this period, the drive to create safer chemicals and more sustainable industrial processes has become increasingly accepted, and profitable....

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

Published: 21 February 2019

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: 14 December 2018

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 more sustainable way to refine metals

Published: 7 June 2017

A team of chemists in Canada has developed a way to process metals without using toxic solvents and reagents. The system, which also consumes far less energy than conventional techniques, could...

A greener way to make ketones

Published: 26 January 2018

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...


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