International Conference on Green Chemistry

The International IUPAC Conferences on Green Chemistry (ICGCs) brings together several hundred 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 angry general consensus acknowledges that these subjects play a unique role in mapping the way ahead for humankind progress. [1]Typical topics discussed in these IUPAC Conferences are:

  • bio-based renewable chemical resources , bio-inspired materials and nanomaterials , bio-based polymers ;
  • composite polymers and natural surfactants; [2]
  • green solvents, catalysts, and synthetic methodologies (eg, microwaves, ultrasounds, solid state synthesis), biocatalysis and biotransformations ;
  • biofuels and chemistry for improved energy harvesting;
  • materials for sustainable construction and cultural heritage ;
  • pollution prevention;
  • metrics, evaluation, education, and communication of green chemistry.


In 2006 the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) promoted the organization of the International IUPAC Conference on Green-Sustainable Chemistry (ICGC-1). This conference, started in collaboration with the German Chemical Society (GDCh), was a major acknowledgment 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 acknowledgment. ICGC-1 registered the presence of over 450 participants from 42 countries and published in Pure and Applied Chemistry . This Conference then became a biannual appointment that continuously attracted several hundred scientists and technologists from academia, research institutes, and industries.

On 14 th of July 2017, IUPAC Established the Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development ICGCSD That supersedes the form Subcommittee on Green Chemistry and Has the aim to assist IUPAC in initiating event, 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

NOT. year City Country Dated Chair (s) Proceedings published in (Event announced by)
1 2006 Dresden  germany 10-15 September Piero Tundo and Wolfgang Hoelderich Pure Appl. Chem. 2007, 79 (11), 1833-2105 [5] ( Chem Int2005, 27 (6)) [6]
2 2008 Moscow  russia 14-20 September Valery V. Lunin and Ekaterina Lokteva Pure Appl. Chem. 2009, 81 (11), 1961-2129 [7] ( Chem Int2007, 29 (6)) [8]
3 2010 Ottawa  Canada August 15-19 Philip Jessop Pure Appl. Chem. 2011, 83 (7), 1343-1406 [9] ( Chem Int 2009, 31 (4)) [10]
4 2012 Sao Carlos  brazil August 25-29 Arlene Correa and Vania Zuin Pure Appl. Chem. 2013, 85 (8), 1611-1710 [11] ( Chem Int2011, 33 (2)) [12]
5 2014 Durban  South Africa August 17-21 Liliana Mammino Pure Appl. Chem. to be published on 2016
6 2016 Venice  italy 4-8 September Piero Tundo Pure Appl. Chem. to be published on 2018
7 2017 Moscow russia 2-5 October Natalia P. Tarasova Pure Appl. Chem. to be published on 2019


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