Chemistry Future: Priorities and Opportunities from the Sustainability Perspective

Matthias Beller, Gabriele Centi, Licheng Sun

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To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of ChemSusChem, we as the chairmen of the editorial board are writing this Essay to summarize important scientific contributions to our journal during the past decade in terms of sustainable science and technology. Bibliometric analysis of published papers show that biorefinery, solar energy conversion, energy-storage materials, and carbon dioxide utilizations attracted most attention in this area. According to our own knowledge and understanding and from the sustainability point of view, we are also pointing out those research directions that we believe can play key roles in the future chemistry to meet the grand challenges in energy and environment. Hopefully, these perspective aspects will provide the readers with new angles to look at the chemistry in the coming decades and inspire the development of new technologies to make our society sustainable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-13
Number of pages8
Issue number1
StatePublished - 10 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • catalysis
  • chemistry future
  • energy
  • solar-driven chemistry
  • sustainable chemistry


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