Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh; German Chemical Society)

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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Noteworthy: Angewandte Chemie 6/2016: Mild and Aromatic

04 February 2016 – Overview of the latest issue of Angewandte Chemie

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Noteworthy: Superparamagnetic Reduced Graphene Oxide

03 February 2016 – Reduced graphene oxide modified with thiol groups shows superparamagnetic behavior at room temperature

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Behind the Science: Language's Influence on Science

02 February 2016 – Dr. Jonathan Faiz, Angewandte Chemie, talks to Dr. Claire Filloux and reviewer Professor Ben Davis about Filloux`s Essay

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Noteworthy: New GDCh President

01 January 2016 Thisbe K. Lindhorst, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, has been elected President of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)


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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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Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry

Generic applications of 13 C‐detected NMR diffusion to formulated systems with suppression of thermal convection induced by proton decoupling

  • Published: 04 February 2016
  • Author(s): Jianbo Hou, Yiyong He, Paolo Sabatino, Ling Yuan, David Redwine

Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry

Observation of potentially troublesome 2 J CC correlations in 1,1‐ADEQUATE spectra

  • Published: 04 February 2016
  • Author(s): Josep Saurí, Yizhou Liu, R. Thomas Williamson, Gary E. Martin

Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering

Developing a mathematical model for the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane in a fluidized bed reactor

  • Published: 04 February 2016
  • Author(s): Ali Torabi, Mohammad Kazemeini, Moslem Fattahi


The Role of MgCl 2 as a Lewis Base in ROMgCl–MgCl 2 Electrolytes for Magnesium‐Ion Batteries

  • Published: 04 February 2016
  • Author(s): Baofei Pan, Jinhua Huang, Meinan He, Scott M. Brombosz, John T. Vaughey, Lu Zhang, Anthony K. Burrell, Zhengcheng Zhang, Chen Liao

Angewandte Chemie

Remote‐Controlled Release of Singlet Oxygen by the Plasmonic Heating of Endoperoxide‐Modified Gold Nanorods: Towards a Paradigm Change in Photodynamic Therapy

  • Published: 04 February 2016
  • Author(s): Safacan Kolemen, Tugba Ozdemir, Dayoung Lee, Gyoung Mi Kim, Tugce Karatas, Juyoung Yoon, Engin U. Akkaya

Angewandte Chemie

Boosted Charge Transfer in SnS/SnO 2 Heterostructures: Toward High Rate Capability for Sodium‐Ion Batteries

  • Published: 04 February 2016
  • Author(s): Yang Zheng, Tengfei Zhou, Chaofeng Zhang, Jianfeng Mao, Huakun Liu, Zaiping Guo

Angewandte Chemie

Fluoreszierende Rhodamine und fluorogene Carbopyronine für die STED‐Mikroskopie lebender Zellen

  • Published: 04 February 2016
  • Author(s): Alexey N. Butkevich, Gyuzel Yu. Mitronova, Sven C. Sidenstein, Jessica L. Klocke, Dirk Kamin, Dirk N. H. Meineke, Elisa D'Este, Philip‐Tobias Kraemer, Johann G. Danzl, Vladimir N. Belov, Stefan W. Hell

Angewandte Chemie

Synthesis of Enantioenriched Indolines by a Conjugate Addition/Asymmetric Protonation/Aza‐Prins Cascade Reaction

  • Published: 04 February 2016
  • Author(s): Blake E. Daniels, Jane Ni, Sarah E. Reisman

Angewandte Chemie

Development of a Two‐Photon Fluorescent Probe for Imaging of Endogenous Formaldehyde in Living Tissues

  • Published: 04 February 2016
  • Author(s): Yonghe Tang, Xiuqi Kong, An Xu, Baoli Dong, Weiying Lin

Angewandte Chemie

Electronic Characterization of Reaction Intermediates: The Fluorenylium, Phenalenylium, and Benz[ f ]indenylium Cations and Their Radicals

  • Published: 04 February 2016
  • Author(s): Jan Fulara, Arghya Chakraborty, John P. Maier

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The Role of MgCl 2 as a Lewis Base in ROMgCl–MgCl 2 Electrolytes for Magnesium‐Ion Batteries

  • Published: 04 February 2016
  • Author(s): Baofei Pan, Jinhua Huang, Meinan He, Scott M. Brombosz, John T. Vaughey, Lu Zhang, Anthony K. Burrell, Zhengcheng Zhang, Chen Liao


A CatalyCEST MRI Contrast Agent that Can Simultaneously Detect Two Enzyme Activities

  • Published: 03 February 2016
  • Author(s): Gabriela Fernández‐Cuervo, Sanhita Sinharay, Mark D. Pagel

Chemistry - A European Journal

Chemo‐ and Regioselective Reduction of 5,15‐Diazaporphyrins Providing Antiaromatic Azaporphyrinoids

  • Published: 03 February 2016
  • Author(s): Ayaka Yamaji, Hayato Tsurugi, Yoshihiro Miyake, Kazushi Mashima, Hiroshi Shinokubo

Chemistry - A European Journal

Metal–Organic Framework‐Templated Porous Carbon for Highly Efficient Catalysis: The Critical Role of Pyrrolic Nitrogen Species

  • Published: 03 February 2016
  • Author(s): Gang Huang, Li Yang, Xiao Ma, Jun Jiang, Shu‐Hong Yu, Hai‐Long Jiang


Evaluation of Metal‐Organic Frameworks and Porous Polymer Networks for CO 2 ‐Capture Applications

  • Published: 03 February 2016
  • Author(s): Wolfgang M. Verdegaal, Kecheng Wang, Julian P. Sculley, Mario Wriedt, Hong‐Cai Zhou

Chemistry - A European Journal

Beyond the Dimer and Trimer: Tetraspiro[2.1.2 5 .1.2 9 .1.2 13 .1 3 ] hexadecane‐1,3,5,7‐tetraone—the Cyclic Tetramer of Carbonylcyclopropane

  • Published: 03 February 2016
  • Author(s): Kseniya N. Sedenkova, Elena B. Averina, Yuri K. Grishin, Kristian S. Andriasov, Svetlana A. Stepanova, Vitaly A. Roznyatovsky, Andrei G. Kutateladze, Victor B. Rybakov, Dmitry V. Albov, Tamara S. Kuznetsova, Nikolay S. Zefirov


Core‐Substituted Naphthalenediimides: LUMO Levels Revisited, in Comparison with Preylenediimides with Sulfur Redox Switches in the Core

  • Published: 03 February 2016
  • Author(s): François N. Miros, Stefan Matile

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Thermoelectric Properties of Ni 0.05 Mo 3 Sb 5.4 Te 1.6 with Embedded SiC and Al 2 O 3 Nanoparticles

  • Published: 03 February 2016
  • Author(s): Nagaraj Nandihalli, Quansheng Guo, Stéphane Gorsse, Atta Ullah Khan, Takao Mori, Holger Kleinke

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Enhancing Reactivity of Directly ­Observable B–H–Pt Interactions through Conformational Rigidity

  • Published: 03 February 2016
  • Author(s): Shrinwantu Pal, Marcus W. Drover, Brian O. Patrick, Jennifer A. Love

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Convenient Access to Di‐ and Tri­fluoroethylamines for Lead Structure Research

  • Published: 03 February 2016
  • Author(s): Amrei Deutsch, Christian Wagner, Carl Deutsch, Anja Hoffmann‐Röder

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December 2015


Luke E. Hanna, Elizabeth R. Jarvo
Selective Cross‐Electrophile Coupling by Dual Catalysis [Highlight]
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, vol. 54, p. 15618

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

Isabela C. Man, Hai‐Yan Su, Federico Calle‐Vallejo, Heine A. Hansen, José I. Martínez, Nilay G. Inoglu, John Kitchin, Thomas F. Jaramillo, Jens K. Nørskov, Jan Rossmeisl
Universality in Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysis on Oxide Surfaces [Full Paper]
ChemCatChem 2011, vol. 3, p. 1159

Bjoern Luerßen, Klaus Peppler, Marc Ries, Jürgen Janek, Herbert Over
Die Kerze [Artikel]
Chem. Unserer Zeit 2015, vol. 49, p. 362

Desmond MacLeod Carey, Tatiana Gomez, Cesar Morales‐Verdejo, Alvaro Muñoz‐Castro
Influence of Ag+ on the Magnetic Response of [2.2.2]Paracyclophane: NMR Properties of a Prototypical Organic Host for Cation Binding Based on DFT Calculations [Full Paper]
ChemistryOpen 2015, vol. 4, p. 651

Zhaoyin Wen, Chen Shen, Yan Lu
Air Electrode for the Lithium–Air Batteries: Materials and Structure Designs [Review]
ChemPlusChem 2015, vol. 80, p. 270

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

Michael Bender
An Overview of Industrial Processes for the Production of Olefins – C4 Hydrocarbons [Review]
ChemBioEng Rev. 2014, vol. 1, p. 136

Kengo Masuda, Masaki Koshimizu, Masanori Nagatomo, Masayuki Inoue
Asymmetric Total Synthesis of (+)‐Ryanodol and (+)‐Ryanodine [Full Paper]
Chem. Eur. J. 2016, vol. 22, p. 230

Tracy Yuen Sze But, Patrick H. Toy
The Mitsunobu Reaction: Origin, Mechanism, Improvements, and Applications [Focus Review]
Chem. Asian J. 2007, vol. 2, p. 1340

Meiling Yi, Xiuling Cui, Chongwei Zhu, Chao Pi, Weimin Zhu, Yangjie Wu
Direct ortho‐Acylation of Azoxybenzenes with Aldehydes via Palladium‐Catalyzed Regioselective C—H Bond Activation [Communication]
Asian J. Org. Chem. 2015, vol. 4, p. 38

Paolo Di Fruscia, Emmanouil Zacharioudakis, Chang Liu, Sébastien Moniot, Sasiwan Laohasinnarong, Mattaka Khongkow, Ian F. Harrison, Konstantina Koltsida, Christopher R. Reynolds, Karin Schmidtkunz, Manfred Jung, Kathryn L. Chapman, Clemens Steegborn, David T. Dexter, Michael J. E. Sternberg, Eric W.‐F. Lam, Matthew J. Fuchter
The Discovery of a Highly Selective 5,6,7,8‐Tetrahydrobenzo[4,5]thieno[2,3‐d]pyrimidin‐4(3H)‐one SIRT2 Inhibitor that is Neuroprotective in an in vitro Parkinson’s Disease Model [Full Paper]
ChemMedChem 2015, vol. 10, p. 69

Nafiseh Sharifi, Fariba Tajabadi, Nima Taghavinia
Recent Developments in Dye‐Sensitized Solar Cells [Review]
ChemPhysChem 2014, 10.1002/cphc.201402299

Kevin Sivula, Florian Le Formal, Michael Grätzel
Solar Water Splitting: Progress Using Hematite (α‐Fe2O3) Photoelectrodes [Review]
ChemSusChem 2011, vol. 4, p. 432

Monica Trueba, Stefano P. Trasatti
γ‐Alumina as a Support for Catalysts: A Review of Fundamental Aspects [Microreview]
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2005, p. 3393

Jinmin Miao, Haibo Ge
Recent Advances in First‐Row‐Transition‐Metal‐Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Cou­pling of C(sp3)–H Bonds [Microreview]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, p. 7859

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

Yu Wang, Wei‐Hong Zhong
Development of Electrolytes towards Achieving Safe and High‐Performance Energy‐Storage Devices: A Review [Review]
CHEMELECTROCHEM 2015, vol. 2, p. 22

Michael W. Tausch
Mehr Licht! Auch im Chemieunterricht! [Editorial]
CHEMKON 2015, vol. 22, p. 161

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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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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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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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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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