Oct 17, 2012
Dr. Neil Garg wins Green Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grant

The American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable, a partnership between the ACS Green Chemistry Institute and member corporations in the pharmaceutical field, has awarded Professor Neil Garg its first research grant specifically directed toward greener medicinal chemistry.

His proposed research, titled "Development of Green Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions," will focus on using a seldom-employed low-cost reagent within a green solvent to recreate the same sought-after couplings that are currently assembled using more expensive and wasteful compounds and processes.

The outcome of this year-long project will be published and made available to the public to encourage the pharmaceutical industry and others to adopt the resulting greener alternatives. Read More >>