Sustainable Chemical Processes: A new journal from Chemistry Central
23 May 2013
A review of a technique to breakdown biomass for use in commodities such as energy, chemicals and biorefinery is just one of the articles published in the launch of Sustainable Chemical Processes. The new open access journal from Chemistry Central brings together chemists, chemical engineers and biotechnologists who work on sustainable approaches in chemistry, and promotes interaction between scientists from developing and developed nations.
The launch also includes an editorial, a review of the potential of microwave energy in biodiesel production, and two research articles. The first looks at the effect of dopants on degradation of brilliant green; the second an improved method for creating soluble inclusion bodies – products of protein recombination in bacterial hosts – that works in minutes rather than hours.
The emergence of green chemistry as a discipline has changed the way chemical processes are designed. The industry is shifting towards sustainable chemical processes.
Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Munishwar Gupta, of the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, says: “Open access is about removing the barriers among scientists. So, the twin themes of this new open access journal, Sustainable Chemical Processes, are: bringing together chemists, chemical engineers and biotechnologists who work on sustainable chemical processes; and promoting interaction between scientists from developing and developed nations by providing ready access to information in the area.”
The new journal has a distinguished international Editorial Board, and defined a broad journal scope encompassing sustainable approaches in chemical processes:
• Green routes to isolation, purification and synthesis of compounds and materials.
• All aspects of catalysis and biocatalysis that lead to sustainable processes.
• Biomass conversion and use of renewable sources.
• Biofuels, biorefineries and other alternative sources of energy.
• Nanotechnology that enhances sustainable aspects of processes.
Authors can fully showcase their work as all articles have unlimited space for figures, datasets, images, and other additional files such as embedded movies and mini-websites.
Jan Kuras, Publisher at Chemistry Central, says: “Sustainable chemistry is a dynamic and growing field. We’re excited to be launching a new journal that will bring together scientists working across various disciplines and offer them a seamless platform for publishing. All articles will be open access ensuring permanent unrestricted data access for all readers, wherever they are located.”
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1. Full list of articles:
Gupta MN, Sustainable Chemical Processes 2013, 1:1
Microwave assisted solubilization of inclusion bodies
Datta I, Gautam S and Gupta MN, Sustainable Chemical Processes 2013, 1:2
Ionic liquids as a tool for lignocellulosic biomass fractionation
da Costa Lopes AM, João KG, Morais ARC, Bogel-Łukasik E and Bogel-Łukasik R Sustainable Chemical Processes 2013, 1:3
Photocatalytic effect of TiO2 and the effect of dopants on degradation of brilliant green
Munusamy S, Aparna R and Prasad R Sustainable Chemical Processes 2013, 1:4
Microwave energy potential for biodiesel production
Gude VG, Patil P, Martinez-Guerra E, Deng S and Nirmalakhandan N Sustainable ChemicalProcesses 2013, 1:5
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