Vol 3 No 2 Suppl. 6 (2019)
Special Issue Article

Chemistry as Building Block for a New Knowledge and Participation

Stefano Cinti
Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Via D. Montesano 49, 80131 Naples, Italy & Dissemination of Chemical Culture Interdivisional Group of the Italian Chemical Society
Published December 16, 2019
  • dissemination,
  • knowledge,
  • participation
How to Cite
Cinti, S. (2019). Chemistry as Building Block for a New Knowledge and Participation. Substantia, 3(2), 25 - 27. https://doi.org/10.13128/Substantia-742


Chemistry has been identified as the central science: it connects the life sciences with the applied ones. In addition, the degree of branching around chemistry also influences social sciences and intersects in areas such as socio-economics and ethics. The knowledge of scientific concepts for non-specialized audiences, through communication and outreach activities, should be considered as a potent social heritage for humankind. An increase in awareness regarding the benefits based on science and trust would advantage the entire society. Herein, the relevance of a novel way to communicate scientific achievements is described: themes like circular economy and sustainable development are tackled to understand the role of chemistry in developing an ex-novo culture of knowledge.