Mapping the scientific knowledge of the Green Chemistry community (In French)
This paper aims at investigating the dynamics of scientific knowledge underlying the development of Green Chemistry (GC), an emergent field that is expected to pave the way to a more sustainable chemical industry. By reviewing a broad range of secondary sources and interacting with the community of practitioners, we first show how an epistemic community around GC has emerged and materialized. We then build an original database of scientific publications generated by this community and analyze it through two algorithms for the analysis of citation networks. The results allow us to identify and discuss the scientific knowledge that laid the foundations of the GC community and the main scientific trajectory that emerged along its whole evolution. The results also highlight how GC knowledge evolved over time and spread among different scientific journals, subject areas, countries and organizations. We conclude by noting that policy and industry interests, as well as regulation, appear to have played an important role in shaping the GC community.
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