Green and Sustainable Chemistry

This new section was launched in 2016 and will publish 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 and Vania Zuin

Read more about the section scope and section editors here


  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