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Green Chemistry in Synthesis – The 12 Principles

In the 1990s, chemists began to better understand the impact of their activities on safety and sustainability, and took steps to address these issues. What followed was the adoption of certain practices that improved safety and reduced the environmental impact...

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Ozone Chemistry in the Stratosphere

In 1985, British scientists Joe Farman, Jon Shanklin and Brian Gardiner reported that a growing ozone hole was present in the stratosphere above the South pole. This discovery directly led to the Montreal protocol, resulting in worldwide bans of ozone-depleting...

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Climate Change: One Planet, One Chance

The global fight against climate change recently took a huge blow, when the U.S. government announced plans to relax its stance on carbon emissions. But the latest setback concerning climate change is treated with the usual indifference; why is it...

The Tragic Tale of Tributyltin

A long-standing area of research is that of stannanes – or organotin compounds. First discovered almost 200 years ago, they continue to be relevant in industry and academia today. Although the mono- and tetra- substituted derivatives of tin are relatively...