The Periodic Table of the Elements of Green and Sustainable Chemistry
October 12, 2019

Achieving a sustainable future will only be possible through the intersection of the best science and technology in combination with the societal, economic, policy, cultural, moral, and ethical ecosystem.  Green chemistry and green engineering provide the scientific and technological foundation of the Elements of Green and Sustainable Chemistry while the Humanitarian and Nobel Elements provide the imperative context.  This alternative Periodic Table of the Elements of Green and Sustainable Chemistry strives to outline the range of aspects and tools that are available and needed to accomplish the daunting and necessary tasks of moving toward a sustainable tomorrow.




Paul Anastas
Yale University





Professor Paul T. Anastas holds the Teresa and H. John Heinz III Chair in Chemistry for the Environment and is appointed across five Schools at Yale University (School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Department of Chemistry, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Management, School of Public Health.) He also serves as the founding Director of the Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. Paul Anastas has co-founded four companies (P2 Science, Catalytic Innovation, Inkemia Green Chemicals, Sustainability A to Z) and serves as science advisor to several venture capital and private equity investment firms.  Paul Anastas has served in the Clinton, Bush, and Obama Administrations including most recently as the Senate-confirmed Assistant Administrator for Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  His research focuses on molecular design, chemical synthesis, catalysis, and bio-feedstocks and transformations.  He has published thirteen books and has been recognized internationally with three Honorary Doctorates and with awards including the King Carl XVI Gustaf Professorship, Heinz Award, the Rachel Carson Prize, the E.O. Wilson Award, and the John Jeyes Medal.

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