International Conference on Green Chemistry

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The International IUPAC Conferences on Green Chemistry (ICGCs) gather several hundreds scientists, technologists, and experts from all over the world with the aim to exchange and disseminate new ideas, discoveries, and projects on green chemistry and a sustainable development. After mid twentieth century, an increasingly general consensus acknowledges that these subjects play a unique role in mapping the way ahead for the humankind progress.[1] Typical topics discussed in these IUPAC Conferences are:


In 2006 the

German Chemical Society (GDCh), was a major acknowledgement by IUPAC of the relevance of green chemistry. The Special Topic Issue on Green Chemistry[3] in Pure and Applied Chemistry and the starting of a Subcommittee on Green Chemistry,[4]
operating in the IUPAC Division of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, were two important landmarks towards that acknowledgement. ICGC-1 registered the presence of over 450 participants from 42 countries and proceedings were published in Pure and Applied Chemistry. This Conference then became a biannual appointment that continuously attracted several hundreds scientists and technologists from academia, research institutes, and industries.

On 14 July 2017, IUPAC established the Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development ICGCSD that supersedes the former Subcommittee on Green Chemistry and has the aim to assist IUPAC in initiating, promoting, and coordinating the work of the Union in the area of green and sustainable chemistry.

ICGCSD will continue to organize the ICGCs Series. The next 8th Conference will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, in September 2018.

List of Conferences

N. Year City Country Date Chair(s) Proceedings published in (Event announced by)
1[permanent dead link] 2006 Dresden Germany Germany 10–15 September Piero Tundo and Wolfgang Hoelderich Pure Appl. Chem. 2007, 79(11), 1833–2105[5] (Chem. Int. 2005, 27(6))[6]
2[permanent dead link] 2008 Moscow Russia Russia 14–20 September Valery V. Lunin and Ekaterina Lokteva Pure Appl. Chem. 2009, 81(11), 1961-2129[7] (Chem. Int. 2007, 29(6))[8]
3[permanent dead link] 2010 Ottawa Canada Canada 15–19 August Philip Jessop Pure Appl. Chem. 2011, 83(7), 1343-1406[9] (Chem. Int. 2009, 31(4))[10]
4 2012 Foz do Iguaçu Brazil Brazil 25–29 August Arlene Correa and Vania Zuin Pure Appl. Chem. 2013, 85(8), 1611–1710[11] (Chem. Int. 2011, 33(2))[12]
5[permanent dead link] 2014 Durban South Africa South Africa 17–21 August Liliana Mammino Pure Appl. Chem. to be published on 2016
6 2016 Venice Italy Italy 4–8 September Piero Tundo Pure Appl. Chem. to be published on 2018
7 2017 Moscow RussiaRussia 2-5 October Natalia P. Tarasova Pure Appl. Chem. to be published on 2019


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