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Molecules Webinar | Future Trends in Green Chemistry

23 Jun 2022, 10:00 (CEST)

Green Catalysts, Green Extraction and Processing, Chemistry Based on Natural Products, Biobased Solvents with Sub and Supercritical Fluids, Microwave and Ultrasound, Organic Reaction In Green Solvents, Bioconversion of Biomass and Sustainable Biomaterials, Creating Fine Chemicals and Polymers from Renewable Resources
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Welcome from the Chairs

31st Molecules Webinar

Future Trends in Green Chemistry

Green chemistry is more and more an essential science for the development of chemical processes. In fact, it is becoming urgent to use processes that have little or no impact on our environment, our health and more generally our planet. The situation is alarming and green chemistry is a recent fundamental science to preserve life on earth. Green chemistry can be defined as the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. Green chemistry must be applied across the life cycle of a chemical product, including its design, manufacture, use, and ultimate disposal. As a contrary of the cleaning treatment, green chemistry reduces pollution at its source by minimizing or eliminating the hazards of chemical feedstocks, reagents, solvents, and products.

This Webinar will present some new development in green chemistry concerning the use of natural products, renewable resources, biomaterials, the description of reaction in green solvent, etc but also green technologies for analysis or different kind of processing.

Date: 23 June 2022

Time: 10:00am CEST | 4:00am EDT | 4:00pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 845 0726 2540

Webinar Secretariat:


Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, Université Clermont Auvergne / CNRS, France

Gilles Mailhot is CNRS research director at the Institute of Chemistry in Clermont-Ferrand (France), a laboratory of the University of Clermont Auvergne (UCA). He is also associate researcher at the Observatory of Physics of the Globe in Clermont-Ferrand (OPGC), UMS UCA-CNRS. His main research interests focus on water chemistry and photochemistry applied to environmental chemistry, atmospheric chemistry and advanced oxidation processes for water treatment. He is co-author of more than 180 original papers in international peer-reviewed journals (Hindex 47 and more than 7250 citations). During his career, he spent one year at the University of California, Berkeley (USA), three months at the University of Fudan in Shanghai and four months at the University of Wuhan, Wuhan (China) as a researcher and visiting professor. He was Director of the Federation of Environmental Research labelled by the Ministry of Research and Higher Education, CNRS and INRAE. This highly multidisciplinary federation brings together more than 450 people belonging to 18 research units at the Clermont-Ferrand site. From 2016 to 2019, I was also president of the ANR (Research national Agency in France) selection committee for theoretical chemistry, analytical chemistry and methodology.

Invited Speakers

Department of Drug Science and Technology – University of Turin (Italy)

Giancarlo Cravotto became a researcher at the Department of Drug Science and Technology (University of Turin), after four years of experience in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. His research activity in the domain of green organic synthesis, extraction and processing, is documented by about 490 scientific, peer-reviewed papers (H. Index 61, 15,930 citations by WoS Publons; H. Index 59, 15,000 citations by Scopus. He has been Director of the Department of Drug Science and Technology since 2007 until October 2018, he is currently Full Professor of Organic Chemistry and vice-Director. He is Editor-in-Chief of Processes (MDPI, Basel); Associate Editor of Frontiers in Chemical Engineering and Editor or Editorial board member of several journals. Prof. Cravotto has been the President of the European Society of Sonochemistry (ESS) from 2012 to 2018. He is member of the Conseil Scientifique de l’UMR ICSM (Marcoule, France), has been visiting scientist at the World-Class Research Center, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Russia. He is Scientific board member of the Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL, CSIC-UAM - Spain). Scientific board member of SifNut (Italian Society of Nutraceutical Formulation). Recent award: Scientific Research Award 2018 "Organic Chemistry for the Environment, Energy and Nanosciences" by the Italian Chemical Society; International green extraction of natural products “GENP2018” Award "Innovation in Chemistry"; Kurnakov gold/silver medal 2019 (Russian Academy of Science); Gold medal “E. Paternò” 2017-2020 (Italian Chemical Society).

CATMAT Lab, Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Federica Menegazzo received her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Sciences at the University of Ferrara in 2003. Currently she works as Associate Professor at CATMAT research group at the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Her principal scientific interests are in the field of heterogeneous catalysis with a focus on the development of innovative nanostructured catalysts and their use in industrial and sustainable chemistry. She has co-authored 4 book chapters, one International Patent and over 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Department of Mechanochemistry, Institute of Geotechnics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Košice, Slovakia

Dr. Matej Baláž is an expert in mechanochemistry using high-energy ball milling for the production of nanocrystalline materials and the processing of eggshell waste. He has published 104 peer-reviewed scientific publications in CC / IF journals (26 as the first author), 1 monograph published in Springer-Nature as a solo author, 2 chapters in foreign monographs and 1 monograph in the Slovak language. His works have been cited more than 1600 times in Web of Knowledge and Scopus and his h-index in WOS is 21 (in Scopus after subtraction of self-citations is 17). His research work has been awarded several times, e.g. he is the winner of the competitions "Young Scientist of the Academy of Sciences under 35" (2016), "Scientist of the Year 2018" in the category "Young Scientist" (2019), or finalist of ESET Science Award 2021 in the category "Exceptional young scientist" (2021).

Website Content

On Thursday, 23 June 2022, MDPI and the Molecules Journal organized the 8th webinar on Molecules, entitled "Future Trends in Green Chemistry". The introduction was held by the Chair of the webinar, Prof. Dr. Gilles Mailhot. The first speaker was Prof. Dr. Giancarlo Cravotto with his presentation "Enabling Technologies: True Allies in Green Chemical Processes". The second presentation was held by Dr. Federica Menegazzo with her presentation "Biochars as Support of Catalysts for Biomass Valorization". The third speaker was Dr. Matej Baláž with his presentation "Mechanochemistry as Efficient Tool for the Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Waste Valorization". The presentations were followed by a Q&A and a discussion, moderated by the Chair Prof. Dr. Gilles Mailhot. The webinar was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend.

The webinar was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found below. In order to stay updated on the next webinars on Cells, be sure to sign up for our newsletter by clicking on “Subscribe” at the top of the page.



Time in CEST

Chair Prof. Dr. M. Gilles Mailhot

Chair Introduction

10:00 - 10:10 am

Prof. Dr. Giancarlo Cravotto

Enabling Technologies: True Allies in Green Chemical Processes

10:10 - 10:30 am

Dr. Federica Menegazzo

Biochars as Support of Catalysts for Biomass Valorization

10:30 - 10:50 am

Dr. Matej Baláž

Mechanochemistry as Efficient Tool for the Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Waste Valorization

10:50 - 11:10 am


11:10 - 11:25 am

Closing of Webinar
Chair Prof. Dr. M. Gilles Mailhot

11:25 - 11:30 am

Relevant SI

Exclusive Review Papers in Green Chemistry
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Giancarlo Cravotto, Dr. Ecaterina Stela Dragan, Dr. Giorgio Vilardi & Dr. Fatwa Abdi
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2022

Photo-Fenton Process in Water Treatment
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. M. Gilles Mailhot and Prof. Dr. José Antonio Sánchez Pérez
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2022

Green Hydrogen—Perspectives from the Young Investigators’ Point of View
Guest Editors: Dr. Xiaomin Xu, Dr. Guangming Yang & Dr. Hainan Sun
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2023

Green and Sustainable Solvents III
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Monica Nardi
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023

Relevant Topic

Advances in Inorganic Mechanochemistry for Applications in Materials Science
Topic Editors: Dr. Matej Baláž, Dr. Abhishek Lokhande and Dr. Marcela Achimovičová
Abstract submission deadline: 31 October 2022

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