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Scientific publications of the society include Nachrichten aus der Chemie, Angewandte Chemie, Chemie Ingenieur Technik, CHEMKON, Chemie in unserer Zeit, and the ChemPubSoc Europe journals as well as ChemistryViews.

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

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Noteworthy: Total Synthesis of (–)-Leucoridines A and C

03 September 2015 – Dimerization of (–)-dihydrovalparicine leads to (–)-leucoridines A and C

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Bulletin: Nanodiamonds Lined Up

02 September 2015 – Polymerization of carbon cage structures to linear diamond-like structures inside carbon nanotubes

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Noteworthy: Fresenius Prize 2015

01 September 2015 – Renato Zenobi, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, receives analytical chemistry award

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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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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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Surface and Interface Analysis

PEO of rheocast A356 Al alloy: energy efficiency and corrosion properties

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Marta Mohedano, Endzhe Matykina, Raul Arrabal, Beatriz Mingo, Mikhail L. Zheludkevich

Surface and Interface Analysis

Nanodomain analysis with cluster‐SIMS: application to the characterization of macromolecular brush architecture

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Fan Yang, Sangho Cho, Guorong Sun, Stanislav V. Verkhoturov, James W. Thackeray, Peter Trefonas, Karen L. Wooley, Emile A. Schweikert

Surface and Interface Analysis

XPS analysis of the interface between AA2024‐T3/CF‐PPS friction spot joints

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Seyed Mohammad Goushegir, Nico Scharnagl, Jorge F. Santos, Sergio T. Amancio‐Filho

Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics

Dynamics and thermodynamic properties of CXCL7 chemokine

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Charles A. Herring, Christopher M. Singer, Elena A. Ermakova, Bulat I. Khairutdinov, Yuriy F. Zuev, Donald J. Jacobs, Irina V. Nesmelova

Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology

Evaluation of boron adsorption on new radiation grafted fibrous adsorbent containing N‐methyl‐D‐glucamine

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Teo Ming Ting, Mohamed M Nasef, Kamaruddin Hashim

Advanced Materials

Cellulose Nanocrystal Aerogels as Universal 3D Lightweight Substrates for Supercapacitor Materials

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Xuan Yang, Kaiyuan Shi, Igor Zhitomirsky, Emily D. Cranston

Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Elicitation effect of Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast extract on main health‐promoting compounds and antioxidant and anti‐inflammatory potential of butter lettuce ( Lactuca sativa L.)

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Urszula Złotek, Michał Świeca

Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Curcumin suppresses NLRP3 inflammasome activation and protects against LPS‐induced septic shock

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Zizhen Gong, Jiefei Zhou, Hui Li, Yanhong Gao, Congfeng Xu, Shengnan Zhao, Yingwei Chen, Wei Cai, Jin Wu

Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Dietary exposure to benzoxazinoids enhances bacteria‐induced monokine responses by peripheral blood mononuclear cells

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Dres Damgaard, Bettina Margrethe Jensen, Yaseelan Palarasah, Michael Friberg Bruun Nielsen, Khem Bahadur Adhikari, Heidi Julius Schnoor, Nanna Juel‐Berg, Lars K. Poulsen, Inge S. Fomsgaard, Claus Henrik Nielsen

Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

The Brassica epithionitrile 1‐cyano‐2,3‐epithiopropane triggers cell death in human liver cancer cells in vitro

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Franziska S. Hanschen, Corinna Herz, Nina Schlotz, Franziska Kupke, María M. Bartolomé Rodríguez, Monika Schreiner, Sascha Rohn, Evelyn Lamy

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European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Gold Supported on Silica Catalyzes the Aerobic Oxidation of N , N ‐Disubstituted Hydroxylamines to Nitrones

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Giampiero D'Adamio, Camilla Parmeggiani, Andrea Goti, Francesca Cardona

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Exploring the Chemistry of Furans: Synthesis of Functionalized Bis(furan‐2‐yl)methanes and 1,6‐Dihydropyridazines

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Susana M. M. Lopes, Marta S. C. Henriques, José A. Paixão, Teresa M. V. D. Pinho e Melo

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Crystal Structure, Magnetic and Electrical Properties of Compounds in the RCrMnO 5 Family (R = Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Ho and Er) Synthesized Under High Oxygen Pressure

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Fernando Pomiro, Javier Lohr, Elisa V. Pannunzio Miner, Vivian Nassif, Rodolfo D. Sánchez, Raúl E. Carbonio

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Synthesis of Carbon‐Encapsulated Cu–Ag Dimetallic Nanoparticles and Their Recyclable Superior Catalytic Activity towards 4‐Nitrophenol Reduction

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Shuling Xu, Haibo Li, Lei Wang, Qiaoli Yue, Rui Li, Qingwang Xue, Yuanfu Zhang, Jifeng Liu

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Reactivity of Polar Organometallic Compounds in Unconventional Reaction Media: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Joaquin García‐Álvarez, Eva Hevia, Vito Capriati


Isolation and Biosynthesis of an Azoxyalkene Compound Produced by a Multiple Gene Disruptant of Streptomyces rochei

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Hirofumi Kunitake, Takahiro Hiramatsu, Haruyasu Kinashi, Kenji Arakawa


Proton Migration in Clusters Consisting of Protonated Pyridine Solvated by Water Molecules

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Francis Berthias, Linda Feketeová, Henry Chermette, Valérian Forquet, Christophe Morell, Hassan Abdoul‐Carime, Bernadette Farizon, Michel Farizon, Tilmann D. Märk


Highly Efficient Organocatalyzed Conversion of Oxiranes and CO 2 into Organic Carbonates

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Sergio Sopeña, Giulia Fiorani, Carmen Martín, Arjan W. Kleij


Materials, Chemistry, and Simulation for Future Energy Technology

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Kondo‐Francois Aguey‐Zinsou, Da‐Wei Wang, Dang‐Sheng Su


Decatungstate‐Photocatalyzed SiH/CH Activation in Silyl Hydrides: Hydrosilylation of Electron‐Poor Alkenes

  • Published: 02 September 2015
  • Author(s): Hisham Qrareya, Daniele Dondi, Davide Ravelli, Maurizio Fagnoni

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June 2015


Raja Mitra, Klaus‐Richard Pörschke
Organonickel(IV) Chemistry: A New Catalyst? [Highlight]
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, vol. 54, p. 7488

Liang Zhao, Jonathan P. May, Antoine Blanc, David J. Dietrich, Anastak Loonchanta, Kaveh Matinkhoo, Alla Pryyma, David M. Perrin
Synthesis of a Cytotoxic Amanitin for Biorthogonal Conjugation [Communication]
ChemBioChem 2015, vol. 16, p. 1420

Sudipta De, Alina Mariana Balu, Jan C. van der Waal, Rafael Luque
Biomass‐Derived Porous Carbon Materials: Synthesis and Catalytic Applications [Review]
ChemCatChem 2015, vol. 7, p. 1608

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

Michael Binnewies, Helge Willner, Jürgen Woenckhaus
Die Entstehung der chemischen Elemente [Artikel]
Chem. Unserer Zeit 2015, vol. 49, p. 164

Christopher Batchelor‐McAuley, Enno Kätelhön, Edward O. Barnes, Richard G. Compton, Eduardo Laborda, Angela Molina
Recent Advances in Voltammetry [Review]
ChemistryOpen 2015, vol. 4, p. 224

Jaephil Cho
Metal–Air and Redox Flow Batteries [Editorial]
ChemPlusChem 2015, vol. 80, p. 257

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

Reiner Salzer, Philip Taylor, Nineta H. Majcen, Francesco De Angelis, Sophie Wilmet, Evangelia Varella, Ioannis Kozaris
Guest Editorial: The Professional Status of European Chemists and Chemical Engineers [Editorial]
Chem. Eur. J. 2015, vol. 21, p. 9921

Kalanidhi Palanichamy, Krishna P. Kaliappan
Discovery and Syntheses of “Superbug Challengers”—Platensimycin and Platencin [Focus Review]
Chem. Asian J. 2010, vol. 5, p. 668

Liang Xu, Yongjun Li, Yuliang Li
Application of “Click” Chemistry to the Construction of Supramolecular Functional Systems [Focus Review]
Asian J. Org. Chem. 2014, vol. 3, p. 582

Franz von Nussbaum, Volkhart M.‐J. Li, Swen Allerheiligen, Sonja Anlauf, Lars Bärfacker, Martin Bechem, Martina Delbeck, Mary F. Fitzgerald, Michael Gerisch, Heike Gielen‐Haertwig, Helmut Haning, Dagmar Karthaus, Dieter Lang, Klemens Lustig, Daniel Meibom, Joachim Mittendorf, Ulrich Rosentreter, Martina Schäfer, Stefan Schäfer, Jens Schamberger, Leila A. Telan, Adrian Tersteegen
Freezing the Bioactive Conformation to Boost Potency: The Identification of BAY 85‐8501, a Selective and Potent Inhibitor of Human Neutrophil Elastase for Pulmonary Diseases [Full Paper]
ChemMedChem 2015, vol. 10, p. 1163

David D. Evanoff, George Chumanov
Synthesis and Optical Properties of Silver Nanoparticles and Arrays [Minireview]
ChemPhysChem 2005, vol. 6, p. 1221

Huailin Fan, Wenzhong Shen
Carbon Nanosheets: Synthesis and Application [Review]
ChemSusChem 2015, vol. 8, p. 2004

Jongsik Kim, Allen G. Oliver, Gregory T. Neumann, Jason C. Hicks
Zn‐MOFs Containing Pyridine and Bi­pyridine Carboxylate Organic Linkers and Open Zn2+ Sites [Full Paper]
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, p. 3011

Alexandre Vasseur, Jacques Muzart, Jean Le Bras
Ubiquitous Benzoquinones, Multitalented Compounds for Palladium‐Catalyzed Oxidative Reactions [Microreview]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, p. 4053

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

Hanan Al‐Kutubi, Jorge Gascon, Ernst J. R. Sudhölter, Liza Rassaei
Electrosynthesis of Metal–Organic Frameworks: Challenges and Opportunities [Review]
CHEMELECTROCHEM 2015, vol. 2, p. 462

Eva Kölbach, Andrea Maier‐Richter, Elke Sumfleth
Lösungsbeispiele – Eine besondere Form von Lernaufgaben zur Unterstützung individuellen Lernens in den Naturwissenschaften [Artikel]
CHEMKON 2014, 10.1002/ckon.201410232

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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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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27 October 2010 Quality of publishing of ChemPubSoc Europe, RSC, and ACS journals

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