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News | 2022-01-05
Extracts of reactions in glass containers, containing colourful compounds and salts.

Photo: Alejandro Valiente

Breakfast webinar about sustainable chemistry
– from catalysis to materials

This breakfast webinar arranged by Mistra SafeChem was focussed on design and management of chemicals, materials and processes, and was held February 8.
Did you miss it? Now you can see a recording.

Although nature and chemists have been independent actors for such a long time, the development of green chemistry has helped chemists to learn nature's strategies to biodegrade materials and synthesize novel bio-inspired materials and chemicals.

Within this respect, we will demonstrate how the chemist can dress chemistry in green on examples covering catalysis for the synthesis of organic compounds, sustainable methods for lithium-ion batteries recycling, and lignin valorization strategies through catalytic processes for obtaining lignin oils and lignin materials for the biofuel and bioplastics market.

We especially welcome representatives of the Swedish industry to learn more about our work for greener chemistry and the progress so far.


Crystalline cellulose as carrier in sustainable catalytic organic reactions
Jan-Erling Bäckvall, Department of organic chemistry, Stockholm University

Lignin – from wood residue to bioproducts
Clara Pierrou, Head of materials division, Renfuel

Back to the roots – dress chemistry in green
Adam Slabon, Department of materials and environmental chemistry, Stockholm University

More webinars this spring

The series of breakfast webinars will continue with the other work packages in Mistra SafeChem presenting their work:

March 23: Life cycle assessment and management
May 24: Case studies on cosmetics, the air quality inside cars and other