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With more than 31,000 members, the GDCh is one of the largest scientific societies in the world. The GDCh promotes chemistry in education, research and application and seeks to deepen the understanding and knowledge of the general public about chemistry and its relevance to the world they live in.

The GDCh brings together people working in chemistry and the molecular sciences and supports their striving for positive, sustainable scientific advance – for the good of humankind and the environment, and a future worth living for.

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Clothing Warns About Hazards

02 April 2014 – Protective clothing warns immediately when its wearer comes in contact with hazardous substances

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Biotech in Germany

01 April 2014 – German biotech industry is developing slowly, but cooperations with pharmaceutical, chemical and consumer industry is promising

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Picture Competition 2013 & Calendar 2014

02 September 2013 – The best pictures showing the beautiful and fascinating things you find in a chemistry lab are combined in a calendar for 2014

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01 December 2015 – The health concerns associated with artificial sweeteners

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Noteworthy: Angewandte Chemie 49/2015: More Desirable

28 November 2015 – Overview of the latest issue of Angewandte Chemie

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Bulletin: Totally Repellent Surfaces

27 November 2015 – Quick and easy coating process makes surfaces omniphobic

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03 November 2015 Members of the national board about the work and aims of the JCF and their personal motivations

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Event Highlight: Chemistry Connects – WiFo2015

08 September 2015 The largest and most important scientific event of the GDCh, the Wissenschaftsforum (WiFo 2015) took place in Dresden


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German Chemical Society's Mentee Program

12 May 2015 Within the framework of the first GDCh mentoring program, participants experienced intensive joint ventures


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Career: As a Chemist at a Chemical Society

20 November 2014 Dr. Karin Schmitz talks about how she came to work at the German Chemical Society (GDCh) and why communication is an important skill for her work

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Camellia sinensis Ameliorates the Efficacy of Last Line Antibiotics Against Carbapenem Resistant Escherichia coli

  • Published: 01 December 2015
  • Author(s): Pallavi Thakur, Raman Chawla, Ankita Singh Chakotiya, Ankit Tanwar, Rajeev Goel, Alka Narula, Rajesh Arora, Rakesh Kumar Sharma

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Scutellaria radix Extract as a Natural UV Protectant for Human Skin

  • Published: 01 December 2015
  • Author(s): Jin Kyung Seok, Jun Yup Kwak, Go Woon Choi, Sang Mi An, Jae‐Hoon Kwak, Hyeong‐Ho Seo, Hwa‐Jin Suh, Yong Chool Boo

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The Hypoglycemic and Synergistic Effect of Loganin, Morroniside, and Ursolic Acid Isolated from the Fruits of Cornus officinalis

  • Published: 01 December 2015
  • Author(s): Kai He, Shanghua Song, Zongyao Zou, Min Feng, Dezhen Wang, Yanzhi Wang, Xuegang Li, Xiaoli Ye

Phytotherapy Research

Pharmacokinetic Herb–Drug Interaction between Essential Oil of Aniseed ( Pimpinella anisum L., Apiaceae) and Acetaminophen and Caffeine: A Potential Risk for Clinical Practice

  • Published: 01 December 2015
  • Author(s): Isidora Samojlik, Stojan Petković, Nebojša Stilinović, Saša Vukmirović, Vesna Mijatović, Biljana Božin

Pest Management Science

Evaluation of the endophytic nature of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain GYL4 and its efficacy in the control of anthracnose

  • Published: 01 December 2015
  • Author(s): Jeong Do Kim, Byeong Jun Jeon, Jae Woo Han, Min Young Park, Sin Ae Kang, Beom Seok Kim

Phytotherapy Research

Taxodione and Extracts from Salvia austriaca Roots as Human Cholinesterase Inhibitors

  • Published: 01 December 2015
  • Author(s): Łukasz Kuźma, Halina Wysokińska, Joanna Sikora, Paulina Olszewska, Elżbieta Mikiciuk‐Olasik, Paweł Szymański

Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics

Morphology and properties of globular polymeric materials in the solid state: A composite material of DNA with a cationic surfactant

  • Published: 01 December 2015
  • Author(s): Emmanuel C. Ossai, Yuka Tomimori, Shota Ohki, Koki Okada, Takeshi Yonekura, Kazuya Furusawa, Naoki Sasaki

Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics

Multiple dynamic regimes in colloid‐polymer dispersions: New insight using X‐ray photon correlation spectroscopy

  • Published: 01 December 2015
  • Author(s): Sunita Srivastava, Suhasini Kishore, Suresh Narayanan, Alec R. Sandy, Surita R. Bhatia

International Journal of Chemical Kinetics

Reactivity Tracers of the Hydrolysis of Fe(II)‐Bis(salicylidene) Complexes: Initial–Transition States Analysis and Enhanced Impact of Tensides on the Kinetic Trends

  • Published: 01 December 2015
  • Author(s): Lobna Abdel‐Mohsen Ebaid Nassr

Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Electrospinning preparation, characterization, and enhanced photocatalytic activity of an Silicotungstic acid (H 4 SiW 12 O 40 )/poly(vinyl alcohol)/poly(methyl methacrylate) composite nanofiber membrane

  • Published: 01 December 2015
  • Author(s): Tingting Li, Zhiming Zhang, Wei Li, Ce Liu, Haoyu Zhou, Libao An

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Corrigendum: Luminescent Metal–Organic Frameworks (MOFs) as a Chemopalette: Tuning the Thermochromic Behavior of Dual‐Emissive Phosphorescence by Adjusting the Supramolecular Microenvironments

  • Published: 30 November 2015
  • Author(s): Shun‐Ze Zhan, Mian Li, Seik Weng Ng, Dan Li


Scalable Synthesis of Efficient Water Oxidation Catalysts: Insights into the Activity of Flame‐Made Manganese Oxide Nanocrystals

  • Published: 30 November 2015
  • Author(s): Guanyu Liu, Jeremy Hall, Noushin Nasiri, Thomas Gengenbach, Leone Spiccia, Mun Hon Cheah, Antonio Tricoli

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Tunable Titanocene Lewis Acid Catalysts for Selective Friedel–Crafts Reaction of Indoles and N ‐Sulfonyl­aldimines

  • Published: 30 November 2015
  • Author(s): Wang Xiu, Wang Zhenhua, Guofang Zhang, Weiqiang Zhang, Ya Wu, Ziwei Gao

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Functional Molecules for Grafting onto Ionic Surfaces

  • Published: 30 November 2015
  • Author(s): Adeline R. Pujol, Sonia Bataillé, André Gourdon

Chemistry - A European Journal

Bifunctional Furfuryl Cations Strategy: Three‐Component Synthesis of Enamidyl Triazoles

  • Published: 30 November 2015
  • Author(s): Hengtuo Yang, Jing Gou, Jiawei Guo, Dongyu Duan, Yu‐Ming Zhao, Binxun Yu, Ziwei Gao

Chemistry - A European Journal

Synthesis of Three‐Dimensional Butterfly Slit‐Cyclobisazaanthracenes and Hydrazinobisanthenes through One‐Step Cyclodimerization and Their Properties

  • Published: 30 November 2015
  • Author(s): Koji Yamamoto, Shuhei Higashibayashi

Chemistry - A European Journal

Circularly Polarized Luminescence from Helically Chiral N , N , O , O ‐Boron‐Chelated Dipyrromethenes

  • Published: 30 November 2015
  • Author(s): Rua B. Alnoman, Sandra Rihn, Daniel C. O'Connor, Fiona A. Black, Bernard Costello, Paul G. Waddell, William Clegg, Robert D. Peacock, Wouter Herrebout, Julian G. Knight, Michael J. Hall


The Lysosomal Protein Saposin B Binds Chloroquine

  • Published: 30 November 2015
  • Author(s): Brian P. Huta, Matthew R. Mehlenbacher, Yan Nie, Xuelei Lai, Chloe Zubieta, Fadi Bou‐Abdallah, Robert P. Doyle


Identification of Small‐Molecule Inhibitors of the Antiapoptotic Protein Myeloid Cell Leukaemia‐1 (Mcl‐1)

  • Published: 30 November 2015
  • Author(s): Andrew M. Beekman, Maria A. O'Connell, Lesley A. Howell

Chemistry - A European Journal

Symmetry‐Driven Strategy for the Assembly of the Core Tetracycle of (+)‐Ryanodine: Synthetic Utility of a Cobalt‐Catalyzed Olefin Oxidation and α‐Alkoxy Bridgehead Radical Reaction

  • Published: 30 November 2015
  • Author(s): Masanori Nagatomo, Koji Hagiwara, Kengo Masuda, Masaki Koshimizu, Takahiro Kawamata, Yuki Matsui, Daisuke Urabe, Masayuki Inoue

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Yu‐Jia Tang, Min‐Rui Gao, Chun‐Hui Liu, Shun‐Li Li, Hai‐Long Jiang, Ya‐Qian Lan, Min Han, Shu‐Hong Yu
Porous Molybdenum‐Based Hybrid Catalysts for Highly Efficient Hydrogen Evolution [Communication]
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, vol. 54, p. 12928

Tom Z. Yuan, Callum F. G. Ormonde, Stephan T. Kudlacek, Sameeran Kunche, Joshua N. Smith, William A. Brown, Kaitlin M. Pugliese, Tivoli J. Olsen, Mariam Iftikhar, Colin L. Raston, Gregory A. Weiss
Shear‐Stress‐Mediated Refolding of Proteins from Aggregates and Inclusion Bodies [Communication]
ChemBioChem 2015, vol. 16, p. 393

Veluru Ramesh Naidu, Shengjun Ni, Johan Franzén
The Carbocation: A Forgotten Lewis Acid Catalyst [Concept]
ChemCatChem 2015, vol. 7, p. 1896

Klaus Roth
Hören wir auf zu jammern! [Editorial]
Chem. Unserer Zeit 2015, vol. 49

Thammadihalli Nanjundaiah Ravishankar, Thippeswamy Ramakrishnappa, Ganganagappa Nagaraju, Hanumanaika Rajanaika
Synthesis and Characterization of CeO2 Nanoparticles via Solution Combustion Method for Photocatalytic and Antibacterial Activity Studies [Full Paper]
ChemistryOpen 2015, vol. 4, p. 146

Christopher S. Hinde, Arran M. Gill, Peter P. Wells, T. S. Andy Hor, Robert Raja
Utilizing Benign Oxidants for Selective Aerobic Oxidations Using Heterogenized Platinum Nanoparticle Catalysts [Communication]
ChemPlusChem 2015, vol. 80, p. 1226

Florian Ausfelder, Christian Beilmann, Martin Bertau, Sigmar Bräuninger, Angelika Heinzel, Renate Hoer, Wolfram Koch, Falko Mahlendorf, Anja Metzelthin, Marcell Peuckert, Ludolf Plass, Konstantin Räuchle, Martin Reuter, Georg Schaub, Sebastian Schiebahn, Ekkehard Schwab, Ferdi Schüth, Detlef Stolten, Gisa Teßmer, Kurt Wagemann, Karl‐Friedrich Ziegahn
Energiespeicherung als Element einer sicheren Energieversorgung [Übersichtsbeitrag]
Chem. Ing. Tech. 2015, vol. 87, p. 17

Amira Abdelrasoul, Huu Doan, Ali Lohi, Chil‐Hung Cheng
Morphology Control of Polysulfone Membranes in Filtration Processes: a Critical Review [Review]
ChemBioEng Rev. 2015, vol. 2, p. 22

Rishikesh Narayan, Kiran Matcha, Andrey P. Antonchick
Metal‐Free Oxidative C—C Bond Formation through C—H Bond Functionalization [Minireview]
Chem. Eur. J. 2015, vol. 21, p. 14678

Dong Liu, Aiwen Lei
Iodine‐Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling Reactions Utilizing C—H and X—H as Nucleophiles [Focus Review]
Chem. Asian J. 2015, vol. 10, p. 806

Xuesen Fan, Meng Yan, Yan He, Nana Shen, Xinying Zhang
Synthesis of Functionalized Phenols via the Cascade Reactions of Allenic Ketones with β‐Diketones [Full Paper]
Asian J. Org. Chem. 2015, vol. 4, p. 368

Johannes Schiebel, Nedyalka Radeva, Helene Köster, Alexander Metz, Timo Krotzky, Maren Kuhnert, Wibke E. Diederich, Andreas Heine, Lars Neumann, Cedric Atmanene, Dominique Roecklin, Valérie Vivat‐Hannah, Jean‐Paul Renaud, Robert Meinecke, Nina Schlinck, Astrid Sitte, Franziska Popp, Markus Zeeb, Gerhard Klebe
One Question, Multiple Answers: Biochemical and Biophysical Screening Methods Retrieve Deviating Fragment Hit Lists [Full Paper]
ChemMedChem 2015, vol. 10, p. 1511

Seunghwa Hwang, Munkhbayar Batmunkh, Md J. Nine, Hanshik Chung, Hyomin Jeong
Dye‐Sensitized Solar Cell Counter Electrodes Based on Carbon Nanotubes [Minireview]
ChemPhysChem 2015, vol. 16, p. 53

Julian Kalhoff, Gebrekidan Gebresilassie Eshetu, Dominic Bresser, Stefano Passerini
Safer Electrolytes for Lithium‐Ion Batteries: State of the Art and Perspectives [Review]
ChemSusChem 2015, vol. 8, p. 2154

Azadeh Madadi, Masumi Itazaki, Robert W. Gable, Boujemaa Moubaraki, Keith S. Murray, Colette Boskovic
Electronic Lability in a Dinuclear Cobalt–Bis(dioxolene) Complex [Short Communication]
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, p. 4991

Francesca Leonelli, Marinella Capuzzi, Vincenzo Calcagno, Pietro Passacantilli, Giovanni Piancatelli
Stereoselective Michael‐Type Addition of Organocopper Reagents to Enones Derived from Glycals in the Synthesis of 2‐Phosphono‐α‐C‐Glycosides [Short Communication]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2005, p. 2671

Deutscher Lebensmittelchemikertag 2014 in Gießen [Poster]
Lebensmittelchemie 2015, vol. 69, p. 8

Pengyi Tang, Lijuan Han, Lin Zhang, Shijie Wang, Wei Feng, Guoqing Xu, Li Zhang
Controlled Construction of Hierarchical Nanocomposites Consisting of MnO2 and PEDOT for High‐Performance Supercapacitor Applications [Article]
CHEMELECTROCHEM 2015, vol. 2, p. 949

Christin Pöhls, Maike Busker
Titelbild: Experimente mit blauer Tinte (CHEMKON 3/2015) [Titelbild]
CHEMKON 2015, vol. 22, p. 105

Sarah Millar
Tips and Tricks for the Lab: Column Choices
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Amaresh Mishra, Peter Bäuerle
Small Molecule Organic Semiconductors on the Move: Promises for Future Solar Energy Technology [Review]
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, vol. 51, pp. 2020–2067

Malay Patra, Gilles Gasser
Organometallic Compounds: An Opportunity for Chemical Biology? [Review]
ChemBioChem 2012, vol. 13, pp. 1232–1252

Muhammet Uyanik, Kazuaki Ishihara
Catalysis with In Situ-Generated (Hypo)iodite Ions for Oxidative Coupling Reactions [Concept]
ChemCatChem 2012, vol. 4, pp. 177–185

M. P. Pandey, C. S. Kim
Lignin Depolymerization and Conversion: A Review of Thermochemical Methods [Review]
Chem. Eng. Technol. 2011, vol. 34, pp. 29–41

Anthony J. Arduengo, Roland Krafczyk
Auf der Suche nach stabilen Carbenen [Organische Chemie]
Chem. Unserer Zeit 1998, vol. 32, pp. 6–14

Peter Schroll, Durga Prasad Hari, Burkhard König
Photocatalytic Arylation of Alkenes, Alkynes and Enones with Diazonium Salts [Communication]
ChemistryOpen 2012, vol. 1, pp. 130–133

Yuanbiao Huang, Shuiying Gao, Tianfu Liu, Jian Lü, Xi Lin, Hongfang Li, Rong Cao
Palladium Nanoparticles Supported on Mixed-Linker Metal–Organic Frameworks as Highly Active Catalysts for Heck Reactions [Full Paper]
ChemPlusChem 2012, vol. 77, pp. 106–112

Georg Nickerl, Antje Henschel, Ronny Grünker, Kristina Gedrich, Stefan Kaskel
Chiral Metal-Organic Frameworks and Their Application in Asymmetric Catalysis and Stereoselective Separation [Übersichtsbeitrag]
Chem. Ing. Tech. 2011, vol. 83, pp. 90–103

David Y.-K. Chen, So Won Youn
C–H Activation: A Complementary Tool in the Total Synthesis of Complex Natural Products [Review]
Chem. Eur. J. 2012, vol. 18, pp. 9452–9474

Xiao-Feng Wu, Helfried Neumann, Matthias Beller
Recent Developments on the Trifluoromethylation of (Hetero)Arenes [Focus Review]
Chem. Asian J. 2012, vol. 7, pp. 1744–1754

Chunrui Wu, Feng Shi
A Closer Look at Aryne Chemistry: Details that Remain Mysterious [Review]
Asian J. Org. Chem. 2013, vol. 2, pp. 116–125

Lluís Ballell, Robert H. Bates, Rob J. Young, Daniel Alvarez-Gomez, Emilio Alvarez-Ruiz, Vanessa Barroso, Delia Blanco, Benigno Crespo, Jaime Escribano, Rubén González, Sonia Lozano, Sophie Huss, Angel Santos-Villarejo, José Julio Martín-Plaza, Alfonso Mendoza, María José Rebollo-Lopez, Modesto Remuiñan-Blanco, José Luis Lavandera, Esther Pérez-Herran, Francisco Javier Gamo-Benito, José Francisco García-Bustos, David Barros, Julia P. Castro, Nicholas Cammack
Fueling Open-Source Drug Discovery: 177 Small-Molecule Leads against Tuberculosis [Full Paper]
ChemMedChem 2013, vol. 8, pp. 313–321

Peter Politzer, Jane S. Murray
Halogen Bonding: An Interim Discussion [Review]
ChemPhysChem 2013, vol. 14, pp. 278–294

Jean-Paul Lange, Evert van der Heide, Jeroen van Buijtenen, Richard Price
Furfural–A Promising Platform for Lignocellulosic Biofuels [Review]
ChemSusChem 2012, vol. 5, pp. 150–166

Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt
Cooperative Catalysis with First-Row Late Transition Metals [Microreview]
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2012, pp. 363–375

Dhevalapally B. Ramachary, Y. Vijayendar Reddy
Dienamine Catalysis: An Emerging Technology in Organic Synthesis [Microreview]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2012, pp. 865–887

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Noteworthy: 2013 Trends in Chemistry

14 March 2014 An overview of the latest trend reports published annually in Nachrichten aus der Chemie, the GDCh magazine


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Linda Nazar: Developing Materials for Energy Storage And Conversi...

30 September 2013 Professor Linda Nazar summarizes her research that focuses on developing new materials for energy storage and conversion

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Spotlight: Society Journals Leading the Pack

12 July 2012 Comparing the 2011 ISI Impact Factors of ChemPubSoc Europe, RSC, and ACS journals


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Angewandte Chemie International Edition

11 November 2010 Angewandte Chemie International Edition, with its excellent Impact Factor of 13.734 (2012) which is higher than those of comparable journals, strengthens its leading position among the general chemistry journals.

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