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.

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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New Co-Owners for Chemistry Preprint Server ChemRxiv

24 August 2019 – Chinese Chemical Society and Chemical Society of Japan join three other chemical societies

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Overview IYPT2019

01 January 2019 – Selected funny, serious, instructive, fascinating, surprising, ... projects around the periodic table

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Strengthening German Startups

14 September 2018 – Six organizations have founded the "Forum Startup Chemistry"

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Noteworthy: Combined Photoredox/Enzymatic C−H Hydroxylations

19 November 2019 – Simple and mild one-pot procedure for direct enantioselective benzylic C–H hydroxylation

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Noteworthy: Angewandte Chemie 47/2019: A Taste for Chemistry

16 November 2019 – Overview of the latest issue of Angewandte Chemie

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Noteworthy: Topology Control in Metal–Organic Frameworks

15 November 2019 – Desymmetrization of linkers in rare-earth MOFs gives structurally diverse mesoporous materials

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Interview: Chemists Are Increasingly Willing to Try New Things

06 November 2018 Interview with Neville Compton, Editor-in-Chief of Angewandte Chemie

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Event Highlight: Highlight of the GDCh Jubilee Year 2017

02 October 2017 International scientists met in Berlin for the WiFo, the GDCh’s biannual conference on all aspects of chemistry


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Nachrichten aus der Chemie

01 January 1953 Membership magazine of the GDCh (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, German Chemical Society)

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Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Durability of fiber‐reinforced polyoxymethylene composites under the high hydrostatic pressure in the deep sea

  • Published: 18 November 2019
  • Author(s): Hao Liu, Jianzhang Wang, Pengfei Jiang, Fengyuan Yan

Advanced Functional Materials

Automatic Transformation of Membrane‐Type Electronic Devices into Complex 3D Structures via Extrusion Shear Printing and Thermal Relaxation of Acrylonitrile–Butadiene–Styrene Frameworks

  • Published: 18 November 2019
  • Author(s): Hun Soo Jang, Seonggwang Yoo, Seong Hyeon Kang, Jongjun Park, Gi‐Gwan Kim, Heung Cho Ko

Journal of Food Processing and Preservation

Quality preservation and safety ensurement of a vegetable smoothie by high‐pressure processing

  • Published: 18 November 2019
  • Author(s): R. J. Jagus, S. R. Vaudagna, M. V. Agüero, G. I. Denoya, M. V. Fernández

Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Process design for performance improvement in purely ecofriendly composites for structural applications

  • Published: 18 November 2019
  • Author(s): E. I. Akpan, B. Wetzel, K. Friedrich

Pest Management Science

A bacterium against the tiger: preliminary evidence of fertility reduction after release of Aedes albopictus males with manipulated Wolbachia infection in an Italian urban area

  • Published: 18 November 2019
  • Author(s): Beniamino Caputo, Riccardo Moretti, Mattia Manica, Paola Serini, Elena Lampazzi, Marco Bonanni, Giulia Fabbri, Verena Pichler, Alessandra della Torre, Maurizio Calvitti

Journal of Applied Toxicology

Assessment of sublethal ecotoxicity of solvents on larvae of a model native amphibian (Lithobates pipiens)

  • Published: 18 November 2019
  • Author(s): Sarah D. Young, Melody J. Gavel, Juan M. Gutierrez‐Villagomez, Mark R. Forbes, Stacey A. Robinson

Applied Organometallic Chemistry

Magnetically separable and recyclable photocatalyst MoS2‐SrFe12O19 with p‐n heterojunction: Fabrication, characterization, and photocatalytic mechanism

  • Published: 18 November 2019
  • Author(s): Yuan Lu, Longjun Xu, Chenglun Liu

Journal of Food Science

Incorporation of yellow onion peel extract into the funoran‐based biodegradable films as an antioxidant packaging material

  • Published: 18 November 2019
  • Author(s): Ahreum Ju, Kyung Bin Song

International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology

Passive filler loaded polysilazane‐derived glass/ceramic coating system applied to AISI 441 stainless steel, part 1: Processing and characterization

  • Published: 18 November 2019
  • Author(s): Ivana Petríková, Milan Parchovianský, Peter Švančárek, Mateus Lenz Leite, Günter Motz, Dušan Galusek

Journal of Food Science

Anti‐inflammatory effect of alkaloids extracted from Dendrobium aphyllum on macrophage RAW 264.7 cells through NO production and reduced IL‐1, IL‐6, TNF‐α and PGE2 expression

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Exploring the Influence of Halogen Coordination Effect of Stable Bimetallic MOFs on Oxygen Evolution Reaction

  • Published: 15 November 2019
  • Author(s): Jia‐Ni Lu, Jiang Liu, Long‐Zhang Dong, Shun‐Li Li, Yu‐He Kan, Ya‐Qian Lan

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Red‐Emitting Delayed Fluorescence and Room Temperature Phosphorescence from Core‐Substituted Naphthalene Diimides

  • Published: 15 November 2019
  • Author(s): Suman Kuila, Anaranya Ghorai, Pralok K. Samanta, Raja B. K. Siram, Swapan K. Pati, K. S. Narayan, Subi J. George

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Hollow Nanotube Ru/Cu2+1O Supported on Copper Foam as a Bifunctional Catalyst for Overall Water Splitting

  • Published: 15 November 2019
  • Author(s): Jing Gao, Liu Yang, Di Wang, Dapeng Cao

Chemistry - A European Journal

Undiscovered Potential: Ge Catalysts for Lactide Polymerization

  • Published: 15 November 2019
  • Author(s): Ruth D. Rittinghaus, Jakub Tremmel, Ales Růžička, Christian Conrads, Pascal Albrecht, Alexander Hoffmann, Agnieszka N. Ksiazkiewicz, Andrij Pich, Roman Jambor, Sonja Herres‐Pawlis


Probing the Membrane Vibration of Single Living Cells by Using Nanopipettes

  • Published: 15 November 2019
  • Author(s): Bin‐Bin Chen, Jian Lv, Xiao‐Yuan Wang, Ruo‐Can Qian

Chemistry - A European Journal

Hole Migration in Telomere‐Based Oligonucleotide Anions and G‐Quadruplexes

  • Published: 15 November 2019
  • Author(s): Wen Li, Edita Mjekiqi, Wessel Douma, Xin Wang, Oksana Kavatsyuk, Ronnie Hoekstra, Jean‐Christophe Poully, Thomas Schlathölter


Turncoat Polypeptides: We Adapt to Our Environment

  • Published: 15 November 2019
  • Author(s): Héctor Zamora‐Carreras, Beatriz Maestro, Jesús M. Sanz, M. Angeles Jiménez

Chemistry - A European Journal

Molecularly Mixed Composite Membranes: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Published: 15 November 2019
  • Author(s): Guanghui Zhu, Daniel O'Nolan, Ryan P. Lively


Identification of Synthetic Activators of Cancer Cell Migration by Hybrid Deep Learning

  • Published: 15 November 2019
  • Author(s): Dominique Bruns, Erik Gawehn, Karthiga Santhana Kumar, Petra Schneider, Martin Baumgartner, Gisbert Schneider


Construction of 1T‐MoSe2/TiC@C Branch–Core Arrays as Advanced Anodes for Enhanced Sodium Ion Storage

  • Published: 15 November 2019
  • Author(s): Yan Zhang, Shengjue Deng, Yanbin Shen, Bo Liu, Guoxiang Pan, Qi Liu, Xiuli Wang, Yadong Wang, Xinhui Xia, Jiangping Tu

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Most-accessed articles from each ChemPubSoc Europe, ACES, and GDCh journal

August 2019


Hartmuth C. Kolb, M. G. Finn, K. Barry Sharpless
Click Chemistry: Diverse Chemical Function from a Few Good Reactions [Review]
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2001, vol. 40, no. 11, p. 2004

Bing Liu, Lihui He, Liping Wang, Tao Li, Changcheng Li, Huayi Liu, Yunzi Luo, Rui Bao
Protein Crystallography and Site-Direct Mutagenesis Analysis of the Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Hydrolase PETase from Ideonella sakaiensis [Communication]
ChemBioChem 2018, vol. 19, no. 14, p. 1471

Petra E. de Jongh, Deryn E. Fogg, Li-Zhu Wu, Sandra González-Gallardo
Meet the Women of Catalysis [Editorial]
ChemCatChem 2019, vol. 11, no. 16, p. 3557

V. N. Danilevich, L. E. Petrovskaya, E. V. Grishin
A Highly Efficient Procedure for the Extraction of Soluble Proteins from Bacterial Cells with Mild Chaotropic Solutions [Research Article]
Chem. Eng. Technol. 2008, vol. 31, no. 6, p. 904

Rainer Stosch, Olaf Rienitz, Axel Pramann, Bernd Güttler
Wie viele Moleküle enthält ein Mol? [Artikel]
Chem. Unserer Zeit 2019, vol. 53, no. 4, p. 256

Benjamin A. E. Lehner, Vera A. E. C. Janssen, Ewa M. Spiesz, Dominik Benz, Stan J. J. Brouns, Anne S. Meyer, Herre S. J. van der Zant
Creation of Conductive Graphene Materials by Bacterial Reduction Using Shewanella Oneidensis [Full Paper]
ChemistryOpen 2019, vol. 8, no. 7, p. 888

Hanshen Xin, Xike Gao
Application of Azulene in Constructing Organic Optoelectronic Materials: New Tricks for an Old Dog [Minireview]
ChemPlusChem 2017, vol. 82, no. 7, p. 945

Miaofang Chi, Harry M. Meyer, Zili Wu, Liangbo Liang, Peter V. Bonnesen, Dale K. Hensley, Rui Peng, Yang Song, Cheng Ma, Bobby G. Sumpter, Adam J. Rondinone
High-Selectivity Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 to Ethanol using a Copper Nanoparticle/N-Doped Graphene Electrode [Full Paper]
ChemistrySelect 2016, vol. 1, no. 19, p. 6055

Michael C. Zimmermann, Thomas N. Otto, Simon Wodarz, Thomas A. Zevaco, Stephan Pitter
Mesoporous H-ZSM-5 for the Conversion of Dimethyl Ether to Hydrocarbons [Research Article]
Chem. Ing. Tech. 2019, vol. 91, no. 9, p. 1302

Abas Mohsenzadeh, Akram Zamani, Mohammad J. Taherzadeh
Bioethylene Production from Ethanol: A Review and Techno-economical Evaluation [Review]
ChemBioEng Rev. 2017, vol. 4, no. 2, p. 75

Andrey Shatskiy, Helena Lundberg, Markus D. Kärkäs
Organic Electrosynthesis: Applications in Complex Molecule Synthesis [Review]
ChemElectroChem 2019, vol. 6, no. 16, p. 4067

S. Ghosh, B. Pradhan
Lead-Free Metal Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals: Challenges, Applications, and Future Aspects [Minireview]
ChemNanoMat 2019, vol. 5, no. 3, p. 300

João M. J. M. Ravasco, Hélio Faustino, Alexandre Trindade, Pedro M. P. Gois
Bioconjugation with Maleimides: A Useful Tool for Chemical Biology [Review]
Chem. Eur. J. 2019, vol. 25, no. 1, p. 43

Stephanie C. C. van der Lubbe, Célia Fonseca Guerra
The Nature of Hydrogen Bonds: A Delineation of the Role of Different Energy Components on Hydrogen Bond Strengths and Lengths [Minireview]
Chem. Asian J. 2019, vol. 14, no. 16, p. 2760

Adrian G. Amador, Evan M. Sherbrook, Tehshik P. Yoon
A Redox Auxiliary Strategy for Pyrrolidine Synthesis via Photocatalytic [3+2] Cycloaddition [Full Paper]
Asian J. Org. Chem. 2019, vol. 8, no. 7, p. 978

Avick Kumar Ghosh, Indranil Samanta, Anushree Mondal, Wenshe Ray Liu
Covalent Inhibition in Drug Discovery [Review]
ChemMedChem 2019, vol. 14, no. 9, p. 889

Andrea Álvarez, Marta Borges, Juan José Corral-Pérez, Joan Giner Olcina, Lingjun Hu, Damien Cornu, Rui Huang, Dragos Stoian, Atsushi Urakawa
CO2 Activation over Catalytic Surfaces [Concept]
ChemPhysChem 2017, vol. 18, no. 22, p. 3135

Matthias Freitag, Nadja Möller, Andreas Rühling, Cristian A. Strassert, Bart Jan Ravoo, Frank Glorius
Photocatalysis in the Dark: Near-Infrared Light Driven Photoredox Catalysis by an Upconversion Nanoparticle/Photocatalyst System [Communication]
ChemPhotoChem 2019, vol. 3, no. 1, p. 24

Biwei Xiao, Teófilo Rojo, Xiaolin Li
Hard Carbon as Sodium-Ion Battery Anodes: Progress and Challenges [Minireview]
ChemSusChem 2019, vol. 12, no. 1, p. 133

Didier Astruc
Why is Ferrocene so Exceptional? [Microreview]
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2017, p. 6

Kennedy J. Ngwira, Jonas Kühlborn, Quintino A. Mgani, Charles B. de Koning, Till Opatz
Front Cover: Valorisation of Cashew Nut Shell Liquid Phenolics in the Synthesis of UV Absorbers (Eur. J. Org. Chem. 30/2019) [Cover Picture]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2019, p. 4763

Cover Picture Lebensmittelchemie 4/2019 [Cover Picture]
Lebensmittelchemie 2019, vol. 73, no. 4

Olaf Deutschmann, Roland Dittmeyer, Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt, Gunther Kolb, Stefan Löbbecke, Gregor D. Wehinger
Technische Chemie [Wissenschaft + Forschung]
Nachr. Chem. 2019, vol. 67, no. 6, p. 50

Titelbild: (CHEMKON 5/2019) [Titelbild]
CHEMKON 2019, vol. 26, no. 5, p. 173

Zheng Ma, Douglas R. MacFarlane, Mega Kar
Mg Cathode Materials and Electrolytes for Rechargeable Mg Batteries: A Review [Minireview]
Batteries & Supercaps 2019, vol. 2, no. 2, p. 115

Catharina Goedecke
Why Does Iodine Turn Starch Blue?
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Eric J. Popczun, Carlos G. Read, Christopher W. Roske, Nathan S. Lewis, Raymond E. Schaak
Highly Active Electrocatalysis of the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction by Cobalt Phosphide Nanoparticles
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, vol. 53, pp. 5427–5430

Philippe Compain, Anne Bodlenner
The Multivalent Effect in Glycosidase Inhibition: A New, Rapidly Emerging Topic in Glycoscience [Minireview]
ChemBioChem 2014, vol. 15, pp. 1239–1251

Zhi-Yuan Gu, Jihye Park, Aaron Raiff, Zhangwen Wei, Hong-Cai Zhou
Metal–Organic Frameworks as Biomimetic Catalysts [Minireview]
ChemCatChem 2014, vol. 6, pp. 67–75

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

Félix Sancenón, Lluís Pascual, Mar Oroval, Elena Aznar, Ramón Martínez-Máñez
Gated Silica Mesoporous Materials in Sensing Applications [Review]
ChemistryOpen 2015, vol. 4, pp. 418–437

Jun Pu, Tingting Wang, Haiyang Wang, Yao Tong, Chenchen Lu, Wei Kong, Zhenghua Wang
Direct Growth of NiCo2S4 Nanotube Arrays on Nickel Foam as High-Performance Binder-Free Electrodes for Supercapacitors [Full Paper]
ChemPlusChem 2014, vol. 79, pp. 577–583

Francisco Trespalacios, Ignacio E. Grossmann
Review of Mixed-Integer Nonlinear and Generalized Disjunctive Programming Methods [Review]
Chemie Ingenieur Technik 2014, vol. 86, pp. 991–1012

Xiaosi Zhou, Yu-Guo Guo
Highly Disordered Carbon as a Superior Anode Material for Room-Temperature Sodium-Ion Batteries [Communication]
ChemElectroChem 2014, vol. 1, pp. 83–86

Chuanxi Wang, Zhenzhu Xu, Chi Zhang
Polyethyleneimine-Functionalized Fluorescent Carbon Dots: Water Stability, pH Sensing, and Cellular Imaging [Full Paper]
ChemNanoMat 2015, vol. 1, pp. 122–127

Matthew N. Hopkinson, Basudev Sahoo, Jun-Long Li, Frank Glorius
Dual Catalysis Sees the Light: Combining Photoredox with Organo-, Acid, and Transition-Metal Catalysis [Minireview]
Chemistry – A European Journal 2014, vol. 20, pp. 3874–3886

Yinuo Wu, Jun Wang, Fei Mao, Fuk Yee Kwong
Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Dehydrogenative Functionalization of C(sp2)–H Bonds [Focus Review]
Chemistry – An Asian Journal 2014, vol. 9, pp. 26–47

Derong Cao, Herbert Meier
Pillar[n]arenes—a Novel, Highly Promising Class of Macrocyclic Host Molecules [Focus Review]
Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry 2014, vol. 3, pp. 244–262

Daniel Gallenkamp, Kathy A. Gelato, Bernard Haendler, Hilmar Weinmann
Bromodomains and Their Pharmacological Inhibitors [Review]
ChemMedChem 2014, vol. 9, pp. 438–464

Antonio Bauzá, Tiddo J. Mooibroek, Antonio Frontera
The Bright Future of Unconventional σ/π-Hole Interactions [Review]
ChemPhysChem 2015, vol. 16, pp. 2496–2517

Ksenia S. Egorova, Valentine P. Ananikov
Toxicity of Ionic Liquids: Eco(cyto)activity as Complicated, but Unavoidable Parameter for Task-Specific Optimization [Review]
ChemSusChem 2014, vol. 7, pp. 336–360

Shunichi Fukuzumi, Dachao Hong
Homogeneous versus Heterogeneous Catalysts in Water Oxidation [Microreview]
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014, pp. 645–659

Fabien Toulgoat, Sébastien Alazet, Thierry Billard
Direct Trifluoromethylthiolation Reactions: The “Renaissance” of an Old Concept [Microreview]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, pp. 2415–2428

David Schweinfurth, Naina Deibel, Fritz Weisser, Biprajit Sarkar
Mit Klick zu neuen Liganden [Magazin]
Nachr. Chem. 2011, vol. 59, pp. 937–941

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