It has been a pleasure working with Alex Clark and Sean Ekins on mobilizing chemistry in the past couple of years. It was only fitting that RSC sponsored the mobile apps known as Green Solvents and Lab Solvents. We hope that chemists around the world take the benefit from these apps and get great value from them in their work!!! This adds to the array of Chemistry apps that RSC is involved with delivering to the community including our ChemSpider Mobile app on Android and iOS, our Natural Product Updates Alerts app. We also continue to work on the ChemGoggles app for optical structure recognition.
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) announced they have sponsored the Green Solvents and Lab Solvents mobile apps for a year.
Green Solvents and Lab Solvents are innovative apps for the iOS and Android platforms that list solvents and their scores versus various environmentally relevant properties. They are based on published data that had not been widely disseminated in conveniently available media. The apps are freely available and were developed by Dr. Alex M. Clark at Molecular Materials Informatics (MMI, Montreal, Canada) after an initial idea from Dr. Sean Ekins at Collaborations in Chemistry (CIC, Fuquay Varina, USA).
“These apps are first class examples of how green chemistry data can be delivered to a mobile device and complement other apps such as ChemSpider Mobile, which we have developed with Alex.” said Antony J. Williams, VP Strategic Development for Royal Society of Chemistry. “We are honoured to support such efforts that raise awareness of green chemistry and educate the public and serve a need for scientists in the lab”.
“It is really wonderful validation of these apps that an organisation such as the RSC would sponsor Green Solvents and Lab Solvents and this will help to further raise their visibility to scientists globally” said Alex Clark, owner of Molecular Materials Informatics. “Our recent publication in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering on the development of these apps has provoked a great deal of interest in how such datasets can be appified”.
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2013, 1 (1), pp 8–13