The project, sponsored by the German Environmental Foundation (DBU), is dedicated to environmental impacts of chemicals
Information on environmental impacts of chemicals are seldom. There are two main reasons for this. On the one hand, there are only few detailed analyses, which provide the information. On the other hand producers of chemicals are rather reserved publishing such information.
In the project 'Structure-based Environmental Assessment of Chemicals' (StUChem) solutions are developed to close this data gap. Foundation is a methodology which enables estimating the environmental impact, when no or little data is available. Based on this a software tool for a broad user community will enable the assessment of chemicals.
The project has just started and runs for 18 months.