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Sustainable chemistry - An interdisciplinary matrix approach

: Richter, Michael; Vieira, Luciana; Sieber, Volker


ChemSusChem. Chemistry & sustainability, energy & materials 14 (2021), No.1, pp.251-265
ISSN: 1864-5631
ISSN: 1864-564X
Journal Article
Fraunhofer IGB ()

Within the framework of green chemistry, the continuous development of new and advanced tools for sustainable synthesis is essential. For this, multi-facetted underlying demands pose inherent challenges to individual chemical disciplines. As a solution, both interdisciplinary technology screening and research can enhance the possibility for groundbreaking innovation. To illustrate the stages from discovery to the implementing of combined technologies, a SusChem matrix model is proposed inspired by natural product biosynthesis. The model describes a multi-dimensional and dynamic exploratory space where necessary interaction is exclusively provided and guided by sustainable themes.