Green Chemistry & Materials

Green Chemistry & Materials

Symposium Co-Chairs

Douglas KeszlerElectronic Materials from Water
Douglas Keszler
Distinguished Professor, Oregon State University
Sarah RuthvenSarah Ruthven
Managing Editor
RSC Publishing, United Kingdom

Confirmed Invited Speakers

World NiehInternational Standards Development in Renewable Cellulose Nanomaterials
World Nieh
Forest Products National Program Lead, R&D Deputy Area, U.S. Forest Service
Albert MihranyanNanocellulose-based energy storage devices
Albert Mihranyan
Associate Professor & Senior Lecturer, Uppsala University, Sweden
Douglas J. GardnerChallenges and Opportunities in the Scale-up of Cellulose Nanofibril Production
Douglas J. Gardner
Professor, Forest Operations, Bioproducts & Bioenergy, University of Maine
Tom LindströmNanoFibrillar Cellulose (NFC)-an emerging material for large-scale applications
Tom Lindström
Senior Research Scientist, Innventia AB; Director of the Biofibre Materials Research Centre, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden

Symposium Sessions

Monday May 13

11:00Catalysis: Nano-Magnetic Catalysts
11:00Chemistry and Materials Science for a Sustainable Future: BASF Special Session
2:00Catalysis: Nanomaterials for Catalysis
Green Chemistry & Materials - Posters 4:00

Tuesday May 14

11:00Bio Sources for Materials & Fuels
3:30Nanocellulose Composites

Wednesday May 15

2:00Natural Nanocomposites

Symposium Program

Monday May 13

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11:00Catalysis: Nano-Magnetic CatalystsBaltimore 5
Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
11:00Nano-Organocatalysts: new magnetically retrievable tools for enantioselective synthesis
E. Nehlig, L. Motte, E. Guénin, Université Paris, FR
11:20Magnetically Recyclable Nanocatalysts: Eco-friendly Solutions for Green Catalysis
C. Pereira, M. Rocha, C. Fernandes, S.L.H. Rebelo, C. Freire, Porto University, PT
11:40Synthesis and characterization of magnetic manganese ferrites using a simple combustion method and its application in removal of organics
I. Desai, M. Mills, M. Nadagouda, M. Elovitz, B. Boulanger, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US
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11:00Chemistry and Materials Science for a Sustainable Future: BASF Special SessionPotomac 2
-Chemistry & Materials for a Sustainable Future
S. Dimovski, BASF, US
-D. Blackwood, BASF, US
-P. France, MeadWestvaco, US
-C. Machemer, The Rockefeller Group, US (bio)
-W. Rensink, Shell International Exploration and Pro Game Changer, US (bio)
-R. Goerck, BASF, US (bio)
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2:00Catalysis: Nanomaterials for CatalysisBaltimore 5
Session chair: Ishan Desai, EPA, US
2:00Biomimetic control of product selectivity using templated nanogels as mimics of Aldolase type I enzymes
P. Bonomi, D. Carboni, M. Resmini, Queen Mary University of London, UK
2:20Rosette Nanotube-Supported Pd Nanoparticles: Characterization & Application to the Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reaction
M.R. Hassan, H. Fenniri, University of Alberta, CA
2:40Extraordinary Activity of Nanodispersed Bimetallic NiFe Phosphide Catalysts for the Conversion of a Biomass Model Compound
S.T. Oyama, A. Cho, J. Shin, A. Takagaki, R. Kikuchi, The University of Tokyo, JP
3:00Effects of Preparation Methods and Electronic States of the AuPd Bimetallic Nanoparticles on the Activity for Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols
S. Nishimura, Y. Yakita, M. Katayama, K. Higashimine, K. Ebitani, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, JP
3:20Role of special sites on the selective activation of C-H and C-C bonds by nanoparticles: Ru13 as a test-case
M. Mercy, I. del Rosal, R. Poteau, LPCNO (IRSAMC), Université de Toulouse, FR
3:40Thermally stable Pt nano-particles deposition over Al2O3 and CeO2-Al2O3 by Arc plasma deposition: Experimental and QCC study
Y.E. Jeong, P.A. Kumar, C.Y. Yu, H.P. Ha, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), KR
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Green Chemistry & Materials - Posters 4:00Expo Hall A
-Silica Nanosprings™ as Support Material for Enzyme Based Continuous Flow Reactors
M.G. Norton, D.C. Hyatt, M. Yahvah, Washington State University, US
-The Use of Genetically Enhanced Biocatalyst to Convert Greenhouse Gases Into Plastic
M. Herrema, Newlight Technologies, LLC, US
-Development of Innovative Packaging Characterized by Active Thermal Insulation Properties
P. Garbagnoli, L. Altomare, B. Del Curto, L. De Nardo, A. Cigada, Politecnico di Milano, IT
-Electrospinning of decorated nanofibers with active cerium oxide nanoparticles
N. Shehata, I. Hassounah, K. Meehan, J. Camelio, Virginia tech, US
-Photocatalytic Performance of Ag modified and doped TiO2 nanoparticles
C.-P. Cho, L.-H. Chang, National Chi Nan University, TW
-Quinaldine and Indole based pH Sensitive Colorimetric Chemosensor and their application of nanofiber
-Environmental Detection Tool With Orgnic Chemosensor Material: Fluorescent Probe Toward Metal Cations
Y. Son, H. Kim, J. Bae and D. Lee, Chungnam National University, KR
-Stretch Roll Forming
V. Madhavan, P. Swaminathan, M. Kashani, A. Shah, Fairmount Technologies, US

Tuesday May 14

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11:00Bio Sources for Materials & FuelsBaltimore 3
Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
11:00Driving Innovation in Established Markets: A Discussion on Estolides (a bio sourced synthetic) in the Lubricant Industry (invited presentation)
J. Bredsguard, Biosynthetic Technologies, US (bio)
11:25Valorization of by-product streams from the pulp and paper industry for succinic acid production
C. Pateraki, M. Alexandri, H. Papapostolou, A. Vlysidis, S. Papanikolaou, A. Koutinas, Agricultural University of Athens, GR
11:45Pretreatment and Fractionation of Wheat Straw for Production of Fuel Ethanol and Value-added Co-products in a Biorefinery
X. Zhang, N.P. Nghiem, USDA ARS Eastern Regional Research Center, US
12:05Potential cost reduction of cellulosic biomass saccharification by fungal crude enzyme–commercial enzyme cocktail
A. Nanjundaswamy, B. Okeke, Auburn University Montgmery, US
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3:30Nanocellulose CompositesChesapeake E-F
Session chair: Tom Twardowski & World Nieh, U.S. Forest Service
3:30NanoFibrillar Cellulose (NFC) - an emerging material for large-scale applications (invited presentation)
T. Lindström, M. Ankerfors, C. Aulin, Innventia AB, SE (bio)
3:50Nanocellulose-based energy storage devices (invited presentation)
A. Mihranyan, Uppsala University, SE (bio)
4:10International Standards Development in Renewable Cellulose Nanomaterials (invited presentation)
W. Nieh, U.S. Forest Service, US (bio)
4:30Challenges and Opportunities in the Scale-up of Cellulose Nanofibril Production (invited presentation)
D.J. Gardner, University of Maine, US (bio)
4:50Bacterial Cellulose Nanocomposites Developed by in-situ Fermentation
M. Osorio, D. Restrepo, C. Castro, U. Montoya, R. Zuluaga, P. Gañán, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, CO

Wednesday May 15

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2:00Natural NanocompositesBaltimore 3
Session chair: Tom Twardowski, US
2:00Aulana and NgaPure : Novel Nanogold Coloured and Antimicrobial Nanosilver Woollen Textiles: The Journey of Discovery, the Nanoscience and Pathway to Commercialisation
J.H. Johnston, Noble Bond Ltd, NZ
2:20Biomimetic Antimicrobial Hydrogel Nanocomposite for Next Generation Wound Management Materials
S.J. Rinehart, A. Mlynarski, S.J. Brain, J. Rago, W. Chura, J.J. Keleher, Lewis University, US
2:40The Synthesis and Characterisation of Photocatalytic Silver/Silver Halide Nanocomposites of Kraft Paper Fibres and Calcium Silicate
E.W. Tate, J.H. Johnston, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, NZ
3:00Polymer Electrolyte-Based Cellulose Acetate for Electrochromic Polymer Device
C. Chotsuwan, A. Ngamaroonchote, National Science and Technology Development Agency, TH

Special Symposium

This symposium focuses on innovative approaches to meet the aims of the 12 principles of green chemistry established by Paul Anastas and John Warner in the late 1990's. Topics will include environmentally benign approaches to manufacturing products, creating chemical reactions, and treating waste. The event also encompasses novel green materials development: materials that are not only green to produce (from sustainable feedstocks, using green manufacturing principles), but are green throughout their lifecyle and designed for innocuous degradation at the end of their function.

This symposium is a jointly hosted by the Cleantech 2013 and Nanotech 2013 conferences.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Hazard Chemical Reduction
  • Green Reagents
  • Green Feedstock
  • Synthesis & Process Efficiency
  • Waste Capture, Reuse, Waste to Power
  • White Biotechnology
  • Green & Sustainable Polymer Materials
  • Green Electronics
  • Natural & Renewable Composites
  • Green & Sustainable Products: Case Studies
  • Other

Technical Abstract Submission

Please first review the information for authors as well as the abstract preparation guidelines.


Journal Submissions

Soft Matter Journal

Green Chemistry

Selected Cleantech2013 Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into RSC Green Chemistry. The home of cutting-edge research on the development of alternative sustainable technologies.

For consideration into the Green Chemistry Journal, please select the “Submit to RSC Green Chemistry Journal” button during the on-line submission procedure. Please note that you may only select a single journal during the submission process


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