Green and Sustainable Chemistry

This new section was launched in 2016 and will publish peer-reviewed open access articles in all areas of green and sustainable chemistry, including green routes to the synthesis of compounds and materials, catalysis and biocatalysis that lead to sustainable processes, biomass conversion, biofuels, biorefineries, green metrics, microwave and ultrasonic-assisted reactions, improvements in energy efficiency and nanotechnology that enhances the sustainability aspects of chemical processes.

Section Editors:

Mario Pagliaro is a chemistry, solar energy and management scholar who leads a research group whose work focusses on the overlap of organic chemistry and materials science. He is the co-founder of Sicily’s Photovoltaics Research Pole. His research interests are in the broad area of nanochemistry, and span from sol-gel materials to biomass valorization and solar energy. He has also had a long-term interest in sustainability and management topics.



Vania Zuin is a Professor at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar, Brazil). Her background is Analytical Green Chemistry and Green Chemistry Education, with major interests in developing green analytical methodologies that are incipient to determine bioactive high-value organic substances extracted from Brazilian agro-industrial residues, particularly in separation science. Also, her research focuses on the development and dissemination of Green Chemistry educational material for Higher Education.


  1. Review

    Citric acid: emerging applications of key biotechnology industrial product

    Owing to new biotechnological production units mostly located in China, global supply of citric acid in the course of the last two decades rose from less than 0.5 to more than 2 million tonnes becoming the sin...

    Rosaria Ciriminna, Francesco Meneguzzo, Riccardo Delisi and Mario Pagliaro

    Chemistry Central Journal 2017 11:22

    Published on: 8 March 2017

  2. Review

    Green solvents and technologies for oil extraction from oilseeds

    Oilseeds are crucial for the nutritional security of the global population. The conventional technology used for oil extraction from oilseeds is by solvent extraction. In solvent extraction, n-hexane is used as a...

    S. P. Jeevan Kumar, S. Rajendra Prasad, Rintu Banerjee, Dinesh K. Agarwal, Kalyani S. Kulkarni and K. V. Ramesh

    Chemistry Central Journal 2017 11:9

    Published on: 23 January 2017