ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable

In 2005, the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® and global pharmaceutical corporations developed the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable to encourage innovation while catalyzing the integration of green chemistry and green engineering in the pharmaceutical industry. The activities of the Roundtable reflect its member's shared belief that the pursuit of green chemistry and engineering is imperative for business and environmental sustainability.

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Peter J. Dunn Award Winners Announced
Professors Bruce Lipshutz, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California – Santa Barbara, and Sachin Handa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Louisville, have been awarded the Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry and Engineering Impact in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Chem21 Learning Platform

An excellent resource for medicinal and process chemists who are interested in learning ‘greening’ the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients.


ACS GCIPR's mission is to catalyze the implementation of green chemistry and green engineering in the global pharmaceutical industry.

Strategic Priorities

  • Inform and Influence the Research Agenda
  • Tools for Innovation
  • Education Resource
  • Global Collaboration
More details on the Strategic Priorities

Member companies who are part of the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable come together to catalyze innovative approaches to improving process efficiency and product quality through green chemistry and engineering. By working together, the Roundtable provides leadership and influence throughout the industry and supply chain. For example, the Pharmaceutical Roundtable has awarded over $1.99 million dollars in funding to further key research priorities for greener chemistries. In addition, the Roundtable continues to develop a valuable set of tools including a solvent selection guide, Process Mass Intensity/LCA calculator, and a powerful reagent guide. 

The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable invites all corporations meeting the definition of membership to consider joining. Companies are encouraged to join if they are committed to the integration of green chemistry and green engineering into the business of drug discovery and production.

Find out more about Membership

The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable is dedicated to developing high quality green chemistry tools for Roundtable members as well as the public.

Publicly Accessible Tools

Member Only Tools

  • Process Mass Intensity - Life Cycle Analysis (PMI-LCA) Tool
  • Spotfire Interactive Solvent Selection Guide
  • New Reagent Guides
  • PMI Prediction Tool

For more information, see the Green Chemistry Tools page

The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable is a frequent and influential publisher. For example, "Key green chemistry research areas—a perspective from pharmaceutical manufacturers" published in Green Chemistry in 2007 has received over 283 citations. The Roundtable's most recent papers and presentations are:

For a complete list, see Publications.


To participate in the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable, or for more information, please contact or call (202) 872-6102.