ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable—Catalyzing green chemistry & engineering in the global pharmaceutical industry.

Articles of Interest

The Roundtable publishes a summary of recently published research of interest to pharma/green chemistry in a series called Articles of Interest. See listing of publications for the most recent.

Team Leads


Alan Steven
Alan Steven
CatSci Ltd
Callie Bryan

Team Members

Charlotte Dalton, Jaika Doerfler, Oliver D. Engl, Alejandro Gimenez Molina, Zhengxu S. Han, Jo Hosford, Gareth P. Howell, Marc Hutchby, Jonathan Latham, Wei Li, Rachel H. Munday, Matt Osborne, Antonio Navarro, Michael Parmentier, Jan Pawlas, Paul Richardson, Jack A. Terrett, Daniel S. Treitler, Mingshuo Zeng


Using abstracts, to highlight articles addressing pre-identified challenges in sustainable processing to pharmaceutical industry stakeholders.  Manuscript appears in Org. Process Res. Dev. twice a year and is distributed to RT companies.

Team Folder

DMS: Articles of Interest


Write Articles of Interest

The team publishes biannual reviews of recent literature of interest categorized according to the Roundtable’s Key Research Areas. Current topics include: alcohol activation for nucleophilic displacement, amide formation, base metal catalysis, biocatalysis, C-H activation, fluorination, heterogeneous catalysis, oxidation, reduction, solvents, Wittig and general green chemistry.

Team Status

Updated: September 2021


  • AOI 28 published
  • Creation of medium-sized molecules section for oligonucleotides and peptides
  • 2 coeditors now in place
  • Replacement contributor for Reduction section recruited


  • Awareness of pros and cons of promoting chemistries relating to nickel catalysis, cobalt catalysis or perfluoroalkyl chemistry

Activity Snapshot

  • WoW change to ensure peptide contribution is overseen by the Peptide group
  • Consideration of use of keywords or equivalent to allow casual reader to find sections of most interest

Upcoming Projects

  • Introduce section dealing with green analytical chemistry (with the Analytical subteam)