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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.

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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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 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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Bulletin: Make Your Own Cell Survival Kit

26 November 2015 – Synthetic glycopolymers in the membrane hold up programmed cell death

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Working for the JCF – The Young Chemists’ Forum of the German Che...

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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Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry

Green Synthesis of Benzo or Cyclopenta[ j ][1,7]phenanthroline Derivatives in EtOH under Catalyst‐free Conditions

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Yue Wang, Jing Xu, Mei‐Mei Zhang, Xiang‐Shan Wang

Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry

Rapid Access to New Angular Phenothiazine and Phenoxazine Dyes

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Efeturi A. Onoabedje, Uchechukwu C. Okoro, David W. Knight

Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry

The Use of Chloroformamidine Hydrochloride as a Reagent for the Synthesis of Guanidines from Electron Deficient Aromatic Amines

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Ian Armitage, Mingkun Fu, Frederick Hicks, Adiseshu Kattuboina, Jennifer S. N. Li, Ashley McCarron, Lei Zhu

Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry

Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Biological Evaluation of Novel Substituted 1,3‐Thiazole Derivatives Containing Schiff Bases

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Hakan Tahtaci, Mustafa Er, Tuncay Karakurt, Abdurrahman Onaran

Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry

Convenient One‐Step Synthesis of Benzotriazolylsuccinimides in Melt

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Ivan. A. Farion, Dmitrii M. Mognonov, Vitaliy F. Burdukovskii, Bato Ch. Kholkhoev, Petr S. Timashev

Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry

Synthesis of New Derivatives of 4‐(4,7,7‐Trimethyl‐7,8‐dihydro‐6 H ‐benzo[ b ]pyrimido[5,4‐ e ][1,4]thiazin‐2‐yl)morpholine

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Azam Karimian, Hossein Eshghi, Mehdi Bakavoli, Ali Shiri

Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Production of wheat gluten hydrolysates with reduced antigenicity employing enzymatic hydrolysis combined with downstream unit operations

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Michael Merz, Lucas Kettner, Emma Langolf, Daniel Appel, Imre Blank, Timo Stressler, Lutz Fischer

Pest Management Science

Propesticides and their use as agrochemicals

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Peter Jeschke

Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry

Synthesis and Antitubercular activity of New Thiazolidinones with Pyrazinyl and Thiazolyl scaffolds

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Sambhaji T. Dhumal, Amarsinh R. Deshmukh, Lalit D. Khillare, Manisha Arkile, Dhiman Sarkar, Ramrao A. Mane

Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Identification and analysis of anthocyanin components in fruit color variation in  Schisandra chinensis

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Jingjing Liao, Jian Zang, Fei Yuan, Shuang Liu, Yibo Zhang, Haiyan Li, Zhongyun Piao, Hongbo Li

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Seeking Extremes in Molecular Design: To What Extent May Two “Non‐Bonded” Hydrogen Atoms be Squeezed in a Hydrocarbon?

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Rohoullah Firouzi, Shant Shahbazian


Cr 2 O 3 Nanoparticles on Ba 5 Ta 4 O 15 as a Noble‐Metal‐Free Oxygen Evolution Co‐Catalyst for Photocatalytic Overall Water Splitting

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Julia Soldat, G. Wilma Busser, Martin Muhler, Michael Wark


Emulsification at the Liquid/Liquid Interface: Effects of Potential, Electrolytes and Surfactants

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Mehrin Chowdhury, Ritu Kataky


Enhancing Hematite Photoanode Activity for Water Oxidation by Incorporation of Reduced Graphene Oxide

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Saulo do Amaral Carminati, Flavio L. Souza, Ana F. Nogueira


Light‐Controlled Cellular Internalization and Cytotoxicity of Nucleic Acid‐Binding Agents: Studies in Vitro and in Zebrafish Embryos

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Cristina Penas, Mateo I. Sánchez, Jorge Guerra‐Varela, Laura Sanchez, M. Eugenio Vázquez, José L. Mascareñas

Chemistry - A European Journal

Core–Shell Al‐Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Configurations to Enhance Reaction Kinetics and Energy Performance for Nanoenergetic Materials

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Jun Wang, Zhiqiang Qiao, Yuntao Yang, Jinpeng Shen, Zhang Long, Zhaoqian Li, Xudong Cui, Guangcheng Yang

Chemistry - A European Journal

Development of Hybrid BiOCl x Br 1−x ‐Embedded Alumina Films and Their Application as Highly Efficient Visible‐Light‐Driven Photocatalytic Reactors

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Hani Gnayem, Anirban Dandapat, Yoel Sasson

Chemistry - A European Journal

Growth of Hollow Transition Metal (Fe, Co, Ni) Oxide Nanoparticles on Graphene Sheets through Kirkendall Effect as Anodes for High‐Performance Lithium‐Ion Batteries

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Xianbo Yu, Bin Qu, Yang Zhao, Chunyan Li, Yujin Chen, Chunwen Sun, Peng Gao, Chunling Zhu

Chemistry - A European Journal

Interplay of Exciton Coupling and Large‐Amplitude Motions in the Vibrational Circular Dichroism Spectrum of Dehydroquinidine

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Valentin P. Nicu, Sérgio R. Domingos, Benjamin H. Strudwick, Albert M. Brouwer, Wybren J. Buma

Chemistry - A European Journal

Large Ferrierite Crystals as Models for Catalyst Deactivation during Skeletal Isomerisation of Oleic Acid: Evidence for Pore Mouth Catalysis

  • Published: 27 November 2015
  • Author(s): Sophie C. C. Wiedemann, Zoran Ristanović, Gareth T. Whiting, V. R. Reddy Marthala, Jörg Kärger, Jens Weitkamp, Bas Wels, Pieter C. A. Bruijnincx, Bert M. Weckhuysen

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October 2015


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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