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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Strengthening German Startups

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

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Awards of the GDCh

23 December 2017 – GDCh Fact of the Month (12)

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Noteworthy: Angewandte Chemie 39/2018: Embrace Chemistry

22 September 2018 – Overview of the latest issue of Angewandte Chemie

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Noteworthy: Arylation of Benzothiophenes by Electrosynthesis

20 September 2018 – Anodic C–C cross couplings with high regioselectivity

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Bulletin: Optical Detection of Picomolar Concentrations of RNA

19 September 2018 – Chirality switches triggered by RNA binding

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Hydrogen‐Bonded Siloxane Liquid Crystals for Hybrid Nanomaterials

  • Published: 22 September 2018
  • Author(s): Koen Nickmans, Sjoerd O. Jansma, Daniela Hey, Gangamallaiah Velpula, Joan Teyssandier, Steven De Feyter, Albert P. H. J. Schenning

Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy

The Inhibitory Effect of Graphene Oxide on Photocatalytic Hydrogenation from Organic Fatty Acids

  • Published: 22 September 2018
  • Author(s): Wen Zhang, Yang Li, Changqing Liu, Taha Marhaba

Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy

The Synthesis of Carboxymethyl Cellulose‐Based Hydrogel from Sugarcane Bagasse Using Microwave‐Assisted Irradiation for Selective Adsorption of Copper( II ) Ions

  • Published: 22 September 2018
  • Author(s): Chanathip Baiya, Loetsak Nannuan, Yosthanase Tassanapukdee, Orawon Chailapakul, Kriangsak Songsrirote

Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy

A Sustainable Power Supply System, Iran's Opportunities via Bioenergy

  • Published: 22 September 2018
  • Author(s): Alireza Heidari, Ahmad Hajinezhad, Alireza Aslani

Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy

Phytoremediation of nutrient overloaded soil by rice mill wastewater using Amaranthus palmeri and Sorghum vulgare

  • Published: 22 September 2018
  • Author(s): J. Umamaheswari, S. Shanthakumar

Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy

Potential application of Thermomyces lanuginosus lipase (TLL) immobilized on nonporous polystyrene particles

  • Published: 22 September 2018
  • Author(s): Adriana Dantas, Alexsandra Valério, Jorge Luiz Ninow, J. Vladimir de Oliveira, Débora de Oliveira

Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy

Comparison of Engine Performance and Exhaust Emission Properties of Diesel and Safflower Biodiesel Using Multi‐Response Surface Methodology

  • Published: 22 September 2018
  • Author(s): Hülya Karabaş, Semra Boran

Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy

A Detailed Investigation of the Walls Shading Effect on the Performance of Solar Ponds

  • Published: 22 September 2018
  • Author(s): Mohamad Aramesh, Alibakhsh Kasaeian, Fathollah Pourfayaz, Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi

British Journal of Pharmacology

Brain histamine modulates recognition memory: possible implications in major cognitive disorders

  • Published: 22 September 2018
  • Author(s): Gustavo Provensi, Alessia Costa, Ivan Izquierdo, Patrizio Blandina, Maria Beatrice Passani

Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy

Effective Removal of Azo Dye Reactive Blue 222 from Aqueous Solutions Using Modified Magnetic Nanoparticles with Sodium Alginate/Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Published: 22 September 2018
  • Author(s): Reza Shokoohi, Zahra Torkshavand, Mohammad Molla Mahmoudi, Abbas Moradi Behgoo, Effat Ghaedrahmati, Farnaz Mohammad Hosseini

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Quick Click: The DNA‐Templated Ligation of 3′‐ O ‐Propargyl‐ and 5′‐Azide‐Modified Strands Is as Rapid as and More Selective than Ligase

  • Published: 21 September 2018
  • Author(s): Eiman A. Osman, Tendai Gadzikwa, Julianne M. Gibbs

Chemistry - A European Journal

Aggregation‐Induced Emission of Eu III Complexes Balanced with Bulky and Amphiphilic Imidazolium Cations in Ethanol/Water Binary Mixtures

  • Published: 21 September 2018
  • Author(s): Geping Zhang, Hongxia Zhu, Mengjun Chen, Marek Pietraszkiewicz, Oksana Pietraszkiewicz, Hongguang Li, Jingcheng Hao


Direct Correlation between Adsorption Energetics and Nuclear Spin Relaxation in a Liquid‐saturated Catalyst Material

  • Published: 21 September 2018
  • Author(s): Neil Robinson, Christopher Robertson, Lynn F. Gladden, Stephen J. Jenkins, Carmine D'Agostino


Synthesis of Bare Iron Nanoparticles from Ferrocene Hexane Solution by Femtosecond Laser Pulses

  • Published: 21 September 2018
  • Author(s): Takuya Okamoto, Takahiro Nakamura, Ryo Kihara, Tsuyoshi Asahi, Kenji Sakota, Tomoyuki Yatsuhashi


Direct Correlation between Adsorption Energetics and Nuclear Spin Relaxation in a Liquid‐saturated Catalyst Material

  • Published: 21 September 2018
  • Author(s): Neil Robinson, Christopher Robertson, Lynn F. Gladden, Stephen J. Jenkins, Carmine D'Agostino


A Core–Shell‐Structured Silver Nanowire/Nitrogen‐Doped Carbon Catalyst for Enhanced and Multifunctional Electrofixation of CO 2

  • Published: 21 September 2018
  • Author(s): Heng‐Pan Yang, Han‐Wen Zhang, Yu Wu, Liang‐Dong Fan, Xiao‐Yan Chai, Qian‐Ling Zhang, Jian‐Hong Liu, Chuan‐Xin He


Ulrich Hintermair

  • Published: 21 September 2018


Nanoscopic Characterisation of Individual Endogenous Protein Aggregates in Human Neuronal Cells

  • Published: 21 September 2018
  • Author(s): Daniel R. Whiten, Yukun Zuo, Laura Calo, Minee‐Liane Choi, Suman De, Patrick Flagmeier, David C. Wirthensohn, Franziska Kundel, Rohan T. Ranasinghe, Santiago E. Sanchez, Dilan Athauda, Steven F. Lee, Christopher M. Dobson, Sonia Gandhi, Maria‐Grazia Spillantini, David Klenerman, Mathew H. Horrocks


Biosynthetic Gene Cluster of a d ‐Tryptophan‐Containing Lasso Peptide, MS‐271

  • Published: 21 September 2018
  • Author(s): Zhi Feng, Yasushi Ogasawara, Satoshi Nomura, Tohru Dairi


From General to Specific: Can Pseudomonas Primary Metabolism Be Exploited for Narrow‐Spectrum Antibiotics?

  • Published: 21 September 2018
  • Author(s): Justin A. Shapiro, Anna R. Kaplan, William M. Wuest

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

August 2018


Sunggi Lee, Han Yong Bae, Benjamin List
Can a Ketone Be More Reactive than an Aldehyde? Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Substituted Tetrahydrofurans [Communication]
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, vol. 57, p. 12162

Veeresh Juturu, Jin Chuan Wu
Heterologous Protein Expression in Pichia pastoris: Latest Research Progress and Applications [Review]
ChemBioChem 2018, vol. 19, p. 7

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

Chemiestudiengänge und Berufsbilder [Editorial]
Chem. Unserer Zeit 2018, vol. 52, p. 206

Balaram Mukhopadhyay, Rituparna Das
Chemical O-Glycosylations: An Overview [Review]
ChemistryOpen 2016, vol. 5, p. 401

Lei Han, Meng-Ke Wu, Fei-Yan Yi, Dongxiao Chen, Hai-Long Jiang
Chemical Sensors Based on Metal-Organic Frameworks [Review]
ChemPlusChem 2016, vol. 81, p. 675

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, p. 6055

Peter Buchholz, Torsten Brandenburg
Demand, Supply, and Price Trends for Mineral Raw Materials Relevant to the Renewable Energy Transition Wind Energy, Solar Photovoltaic Energy, and Energy Storage [Review]
Chem. Ing. Tech. 2018, vol. 90, p. 141

Abas Mohsenzadeh, Akram Zamani, Mohammad J. Taherzadeh
Bioethylene Production from Ethanol: A Review and Techno-economical Evaluation [Review]
ChemBioEng Rev. 2017, vol. 4, p. 75

Lantao Liu, Yanli Zhou, Shuang Liu, Maotian Xu
The Applications of Metal−Organic Frameworks in Electrochemical Sensors [Review]
ChemElectroChem 2018, vol. 5, p. 6

Amit Kumar, Qiang Xu
Two-Dimensional Layered Materials as Catalyst Supports [Focus Review]
ChemNanoMat 2018, vol. 4, p. 28

Andreas Schaate, Pascal Roy, Adelheid Godt, Jann Lippke, Florian Waltz, Michael Wiebcke, Peter Behrens
Modulated Synthesis of Zr‐Based Metal–Organic Frameworks: From Nano to Single Crystals [Full Paper]
Chem. Eur. J. 2011, vol. 17, p. 6643

Yuhong Wang, Yiming Li, Xuefeng Jiang
Sulfur-Center-Involved Photocatalyzed Reactions [Focus Review]
Chem. Asian J. 2018, vol. 13, p. 2208

Tatsuhiko Yoshino, Shigeki Matsunaga
Cobalt-Catalyzed C(sp3)−H Functionalization Reactions [Focus Review]
Asian J. Org. Chem. 2018, vol. 7, p. 1193

Hartmut Beck, Mario Jeske, Kai Thede, Friederike Stoll, Ingo Flamme, Metin Akbaba, Jens-Kerim Ergüden, Gunter Karig, Jörg Keldenich, Felix Oehme, Hans-Christian Militzer, Ingo V. Hartung, Uwe Thuss
Discovery of Molidustat (BAY 85-3934): A Small-Molecule Oral HIF-Prolyl Hydroxylase (HIF-PH) Inhibitor for the Treatment of Renal Anemia [Full Paper]
ChemMedChem 2018, vol. 13, p. 988

Gloria Tabacchi
Supramolecular Organization in Confined Nanospaces [Review]
ChemPhysChem 2018, vol. 19, p. 1249

Philipp Gotico, Antonio Del Vecchio, Davide Audisio, Annamaria Quaranta, Zakaria Halime, Winfried Leibl, Ally Aukauloo
Visible-Light-Driven Reduction of CO2 to CO and Its Subsequent Valorization in Carbonylation Chemistry and 13C Isotope Labeling [Communication]
ChemPhotoChem 2018, vol. 2, p. 715

An-Na Cho, Nam-Gyu Park
Impact of Interfacial Layers in Perovskite Solar Cells [Review]
ChemSusChem 2017, vol. 10, p. 3687

Ross J. Marshall, Ross S. Forgan
Postsynthetic Modification of Zirconium Metal-Organic Frameworks [Microreview]
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, p. 4310

Miquel A. Pericàs
ICIQ: A 15-Year Journey [Guest Editorial]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2018, p. 3880

Cover Picture Lebensmittelchemie 4/2018 [Cover Picture]
Lebensmittelchemie 2018, vol. 72

Lena J. Daumann
Wirklich unzertrennlich? Seltene Erden trennen und recyclen [Wissenschaft & Forschung]
Nachr. Chem. 2018, vol. 66, p. 597

Alexander Engl, Alexandra Schmelzer, Björn Risch
Chemie Pur - Unterrichten in der Natur: Ätherischen Ölen auf der Spur [Artikel]
CHEMKON 2018, vol. 25, p. 7

Catharina Goedecke
Why Does Iodine Turn Starch Blue?
ChemViews Magazine 2016

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Shoujun Zhu, Qingnan Meng, Lei Wang, Junhu Zhang, Yubin Song, Han Jin, Kai Zhang, Hongchen Sun, Haiyu Wang, Bai Yang
Highly Photoluminescent Carbon Dots for Multicolor Patterning, Sensors, and Bioimaging
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, vol. 52, pp. 3953–3957

Balayeshwanth R. Vummidi, Jawad Alzeer, Nathan W. Luedtke
Fluorescent Probes for G-Quadruplex Structures [Review]
ChemBioChem 2013, vol. 14, pp. 540–558

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

Marc Steinmetz, Stefan Grimme
Benchmark Study of the Performance of Density Functional Theory for Bond Activations with (Ni,Pd)-Based Transition-Metal Catalysts [Full Paper]
ChemistryOpen 2013, vol. 2, pp. 115–124

Philipp Scharf, Jens Müller
Nucleic Acids With Metal-Mediated Base Pairs and Their Applications [Review]
ChemPlusChem 2013, vol. 78, pp. 20–34

Philipp Kaiser, Rajabhau?Bajirao Unde, Christoph Kern, Andreas Jess
Production of Liquid Hydrocarbons with CO2 as Carbon Source based on Reverse Water-Gas Shift and Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis [Research Article]
Chem. Ing. Tech. 2013, vol. 85, pp. 489–499

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

Konggang Qu, Jiasi Wang, Jinsong Ren, Xiaogang Qu
Carbon Dots Prepared by Hydrothermal Treatment of Dopamine as an Effective Fluorescent Sensing Platform for the Label-Free Detection of Iron(III) Ions and Dopamine [Full Paper]
Chem. Eur. J. 2013, vol. 19, pp. 7243–7249

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

Naohiko Yoshikai, Ye Wei
Synthesis of Pyrroles, Indoles, and Carbazoles through Transition-Metal-Catalyzed C–H Functionalization [Review]
Asian J. Org. Chem. 2013, vol. 2, pp. 466–478

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

Volker Hessel, Dana Kralisch, Norbert Kockmann, Timothy Noël, Qi Wang
Novel Process Windows for Enabling, Accelerating, and Uplifting Flow Chemistry [Review]
ChemSusChem 2013, vol. 6, pp. 746–789

Helena J. Shepherd, Gábor Molnár, William Nicolazzi, Lionel Salmon, Azzedine Bousseksou
Spin Crossover at the Nanometre Scale [Microreview]
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, pp. 653–661

Junichiro Yamaguchi, Kei Muto, Kenichiro Itami
Recent Progress in Nickel-Catalyzed Biaryl Coupling [Microreview]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2013, pp. 19–30

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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