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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23 March 2019 – Overview of the latest issue of Angewandte Chemie

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Bulletin: Golden Ball in a Golden Cage

21 March 2019 – Ligand-protected nanocluster made of 32 gold atoms

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Interview: First Angewandte Editor Based in China

06 November 2018 Dr. Xin Su is the first Editor of Angewandte Chemie based outside Germany

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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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Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics

Crystal Structure, Sensitiveness and Theoretical Explosive Performance of Xylitol Pentanitrate (XPN)

  • Published: 22 March 2019
  • Author(s): Kelly‐Anne S. Stark, Jason F. Alvino, K. Paul Kirkbride, Christopher J. Sumby, Gregory F Metha, Claire E. Lenehan, Mark Fitzgerald, Craig Wall, Mark Mitchell, Chad Prior

Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics

Explosive Emulsion Characterisation using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

  • Published: 22 March 2019
  • Author(s): Nathan E. Hayward, Nicholas N. A. Ling, Michael L. Johns

Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis

Copper Nitrate‐Mediated Selective Difunctionalization of Alkenes: A Rapid Access to β‐Bromonitrates

  • Published: 22 March 2019
  • Author(s): Mingchun Gao, Kaijing Zhou, Bin Xu

Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis

Gold(III)‐Catalyzed Intermolecular Oxidation‐Cyclization of Ynones: Access to 4‐Substituted Chroman‐3‐ones

  • Published: 22 March 2019
  • Author(s): Jian Li, Fang Yang, Yang‐Ting Ma, Kegong Ji

Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis

Metal‐Free Synthesis of Thiosulfonates via Insertion of Sulfur Dioxide

  • Published: 22 March 2019
  • Author(s): Guoqing Li, Ziyu Gan, Kexin Kong, Xiaomeng Dou, Daoshan Yang

Chemical Engineering & Technology

Alternatives for the Purification of the Blend Butanol/Ethanol from an Acetone/Butanol/Ethanol Fermentation Effluent

  • Published: 22 March 2019
  • Author(s): Carlos Alfredo Contreras-Vargas, Fernando Israel Gómez-Castro, Eduardo Sánchez-Ramírez, Juan Gabriel Segovia-Hernández, Ricardo Morales-Rodríguez, Zeferino Gamiño-Arroyo

Advanced Functional Materials

Self‐Powered Distributed Water Level Sensors Based on Liquid–Solid Triboelectric Nanogenerators for Ship Draft Detecting

  • Published: 22 March 2019
  • Author(s): Xiangqian Zhang, Min Yu, Ziran Ma, Han Ouyang, Yang Zou, Steven L. Zhang, Hukai Niu, Xinxiang Pan, Minyi Xu, Zhou Li, Zhong Lin Wang

Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics

Thermal Characterization of Naturally Aged Propellants

  • Published: 22 March 2019
  • Author(s): Moritz Heil, Jürgen Hickmann, Christian Müller


Studies on the Affinity‐based Biosensors for Electrochemical Detection of HER2 Cancer Biomarker

  • Published: 22 March 2019
  • Author(s): Marta Jarczewska, Anita Trojan, Małgorzata Gągała, Elżbieta Malinowska

Coloration Technology Coloration Technology

Encapsulation of colorants by natural polymers for food applications

  • Published: 22 March 2019
  • Author(s): Frankjen Y. de Boer, Arnout Imhof, Krassimir P. Velikov

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European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Synthesis of ABC‐Type 22‐Oxacorroles Bearing Three Different Five‐Membered Heterocycles at the meso Positions

  • Published: 21 March 2019
  • Author(s): Booruga Umasekhar, Kishor G. Thorat, Mangalampalli Ravikanth

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Gem‐Difluorination of Triazole Alkyl Functionalized Amino Pyrazoles by Selectfluor to Access 4,4‐Difluoro‐pyrazol‐3‐ones/Pyrazol‐3‐imines

  • Published: 21 March 2019
  • Author(s): Narra Srikanth Reddy, Nagiri Ravi Kumar, Desireddy Krishna Swaroop, Nagender Punna, Gaddameedi Jitender Dev, Nanubolu Jagadeesh Babu, Banda Narsaiah

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Pd‐Catalyzed Decarboxylative Asymmetric Protonation (DAP) Using Chiral PHOX Ligands vs. Chiral Ligand‐Free Conditions Employing (1R,2S)(–)‐Ephedrine – A Comparison Study

  • Published: 21 March 2019
  • Author(s): Jinju James, Ramulu Akula, Patrick J. Guiry

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Recent Advances of Biphenylene: Synthesis, Reactions and Uses

  • Published: 21 March 2019
  • Author(s): Hideaki Takano, Takeharu Ito, Kyalo Stephen Kanyiva, Takanori Shibata

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

A Concise Approach to Oxo‐Dehydrorotenoid by Direct Lactonization and the Total Syntheses of Stemonone, Rotenonone, 6‐Oxo‐dehydroelliptone, and 6‐Oxo‐6a,12a‐dehydrodeguelin

  • Published: 21 March 2019
  • Author(s): Jutatip Boonsombat, Sanit Thongnest, Somsak Ruchirawat

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

An Inhospitable Cryptand: The Importance of Conformational Freedom in Host‐Guest Complexation

  • Published: 21 March 2019
  • Author(s): Harry W. Gibson, Feihe Huang, Run Zhao, Li Shao, Lev N. Zakharov, Carla Slebodnick, Arnold L. Rheingold

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Beyond Simple Substitution Patterns – Symmetrically Tetrasubstituted [2.2]Paracyclophanes as 3D Functional Materials

  • Published: 21 March 2019
  • Author(s): Kevin J. Weiland, Almudena Gallego, Marcel Mayor

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Flash‐Calcined CuZnAl‐LDH as High‐Activity LT‐WGS Catalyst

  • Published: 21 March 2019
  • Author(s): Paweł Kowalik, Paweł Wiercioch, Robert Bicki, Wiesław Próchniak, Katarzyna Antoniak‐Jurak, Kamila Michalska, Grzegorz Słowik


Cobalt‐Catalyzed Cross‐Couplings and Electrophilic Aminations using Organozinc Pivalates

  • Published: 21 March 2019
  • Author(s): Ferdinand H. Lutter, Simon Graßl, Lucie Grokenberger, Maximilian S. Hofmayer, Yi‐Hung Chen, Paul Knochel

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Stille Expands the Family: Access to 5,6‐Bis‐2‐thienyl‐Substituted Phenanthroline Under Mild Conditions for Luminescent Ruthenium Complexes

  • Published: 21 March 2019
  • Author(s): Jannik Brückmann, Alexandra Annabella Heidecker, Duško Popovic, Alexander Klaus Mengele, Djawed Nauroozi, Peter Bäuerle, Sven Rau

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February 2019


Pingyu Zhang, Huaiyi Huang, Samya Banerjee, Guy J. Clarkson, Chen Ge, Cinzia Imberti, Peter J. Sadler
Nucleus-Targeted Organoiridium-Albumin Conjugate for Photodynamic Cancer Therapy [Communication]
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, vol. 58, p. 2350

Marion Rusch, Arnaud Thevenon, Dominic Hoepfner, Thomas Aust, Christian Studer, Maude Patoor, Patrick Rollin, Madeleine Livendahl, Beatrice Ranieri, Esther Schmitt, Carsten Spanka, Karl Gademann, Laure C. Bouchez
Design and Synthesis of Metabolically Stable tRNA Synthetase Inhibitors Derived from Cladosporin [Communication]
ChemBioChem 2019, vol. 20, p. 644

Wei Jin, Laura Pastor-Pérez, DeKui Shen, Antonio Sepúlveda-Escribano, Sai Gu, Tomas Ramirez Reina
Catalytic Upgrading of Biomass Model Compounds: Novel Approaches and Lessons Learnt from Traditional Hydrodeoxygenation - a Review [Review]
ChemCatChem 2019, vol. 11, p. 924

Dieter Wöhrle
Kunststoffe [Artikel]
Chem. Unserer Zeit 2019, vol. 53, p. 50

Thomas Wirth
Meet the Board of ChemistryOpen: Thomas Wirth [Meet the Board]
ChemistryOpen 2019, vol. 8, p. 251

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

Hubert Rauscher, Kirsten Rasmussen, Birgit Sokull-Klüttgen
Regulatory Aspects of Nanomaterials in the EU [Research Article]
Chem. Ing. Tech. 2017, vol. 89, p. 224

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

Mao Jiang, Kangli Wang, Shu Gao, Ruxing Wang, Jing Han, Jie Yan, Shijie Cheng, Kai Jiang
Selenium as Extra Binding Site for Sulfur Species in Sulfurized Polyacrylonitrile Cathodes for High Capacity Lithium-Sulfur Batteries [Article]
CHEMELECTROCHEM 2019, vol. 6, p. 1365

Tianchao Niu, Jialin Zhang, Wei Chen
Surface Engineering of Two-Dimensional Materials [Focus Review]
ChemNanoMat 2019, vol. 5, p. 6

Dennis Rottschäfer, Beate Neumann, Hans-Georg Stammler, Ryohei Kishi, Masayoshi Nakano, Rajendra S. Ghadwal
A Phosphorus Analogue of p-Quinodimethane with a Planar P4 Ring: A Metal-Free Diphosphorus Source [Communication]
Chem. Eur. J. 2019, vol. 25, p. 3244

Sandip G. Agalave, Suleman R. Maujan, Vandana S. Pore
Click Chemistry: 1,2,3‐Triazoles as Pharmacophores [Focus Review]
Chem. Asian J. 2011, vol. 6, p. 2696

Arun K. Sinha, Danish Equbal
Thiol−Ene Reaction: Synthetic Aspects and Mechanistic Studies of an Anti-Markovnikov-Selective Hydrothiolation of Olefins [Focus Review]
Asian J. Org. Chem. 2019, vol. 8, p. 32

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

Hiroki Tanaka, Yoshihisa Inoue, Tadashi Mori
Circularly Polarized Luminescence and Circular Dichroisms in Small Organic Molecules: Correlation between Excitation and Emission Dissymmetry Factors [Review]
ChemPhotoChem 2018, vol. 2, p. 386

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

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

Mabuatsela V. Maphoru, Josef Heveling, Sreejarani Kesavan Pillai
Solvent and Temperature Effects on the Platinum‐Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling of 1‐Naphthols [Full Paper]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2016, p. 331

Cover Picture Lebensmittelchemie 1/2019 [Cover Picture]
Lebensmittelchemie 2019, vol. 73

Elementerätsel 1 [Wissenschaft + Forschung]
Nachr. Chem. 2019, vol. 67, p. 37

Schüleraufgabe: CHEMKON 2/2017 [Schüleraufgabe]
CHEMKON 2017, vol. 24, p. 91

Zheng Ma, Douglas R. MacFarlane, Mega Kar
Mg Cathode Materials and Electrolytes for Rechargeable Mg Batteries: A Review [Minireview]
Batteries & Supercaps 2019, vol. 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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01 January 1953 Membership magazine of the GDCh (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, German Chemical Society)

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