news | 2021-11-02
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Transition to sustainable chemistry through digitalization

Digitalization will contribute to the development of more safe and sustainable chemistry.
This is the subject of an article in the journal Cell, written by the Mistra SafeChem researcher Peter Fantke, DTU, and others.

The transition towards a sustainable future requires a radical transformation of how chemistry is designed, developed, and used.

In this perspective article, the authors from academia, the public and private sector discuss how such a transition can benefit from the increased uptake and systematic adoption of digitalization and digital tools to optimize the management of entire chemical life cycles, from chemical supply chains and chemical manufacturing to use and end-of-life.

Digitalization in chemistry will enable the development of more flexible data exchange models, more transparent international and cross-sector chemical information transfer, and chemistries that are both safe and sustainable by design.