IMPACTIVE: mechanochemistry for greener pharmaceuticals

Have you ever thought about the environmental impact of the pills we take? We have, and we want to do something about it. From the different techniques we use, to the environmental analyses we perform, this article unravels all you need to know about IMPACTIVE.

Mechanochemistry 101: mashing molecules towards greener syntheses

Grinding stuff sounds simple. In fact, it’s oddly one of the oldest ways to carry out chemical reactions. And, although solvent-based chemistry still dominates the industry, mechanochemistry –transformations enabled by mechanical force– experiences a new surge, an exciting era of rediscovery. Inspired by the 12 principles of green chemistry, mechanochemistry could really reshape chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Read on to discover how mechanochemistry could catalyse cleaner and greener synthetic solutions.