A definition

"Sustainable chemistry is a scientific concept that seeks to improve the efficiency with which natural resources are used to meet human needs for chemical products and services. Sustainable chemistry encompasses the design, manufacture and use of efficient, effective, safe and more environmentally benign chemical products and processes."

Organisation for economic co-operation and development (accessed 2023-05-28)


Principle 6 & 9

"Energy requirements of chemical processes should be recognized for their environmental and economic impacts and should be minimized. If possible, synthetic methods should be conducted at ambient temperature and pressure.”

"Catalytic reagents (as selective as possible) are superior to stoichometric reagents."

Green Chem., 2018, 20, 1929-1961.


Current projects

Sunlight-driven next generation artificial photosynthesis bio-hybrid technology platform for highly efficient carbon neutral production of solar fuels (2023-2027)

Photochemical-assisted biocatalysis for the continuous-flow synthesis of fine chemicals (2021-2024)


Research & Development for sustainable chemistry in flow

Flow chemistry - Access to intensified continuous syntheses

Catalysis - Increasing the conversion and selectivity of chemical reactions

Flow photochemistry - Light as energy source for selective chemical reactions

Electrochemical synthesis - An efficient and environment-friendly process

Sustainable drug synthesis - From batch to flow processing

Reactive intermediates - In situ production of Grignard reagents with continouos process control

Cascade reactions in flow - Heterogeneously catalyzed synthesis of chiral fine chemicals