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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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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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Nachrichten aus der Chemie

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

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Journal of the American Ceramic Society

Selection principle of the synthetic route for fabrication of HfB2 and HfB2‐SiC ceramics

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Author(s): Qi‐Qi Zhu, Yan Zhang, Wei‐Ming Guo, Shi‐Kuan Sun, Hua‐Tay Lin

Journal of Food Biochemistry

Enhancement of the thermostability of Aspergillus niger α‐l‐rhamnosidase based on PoPMuSiC algorithm

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Author(s): Hui Liao, Jian‐Ye Gong, Yan Yang, Ze‐Dong Jiang, Yan‐Bing Zhu, Li‐Jun Li, Hui Ni, Qing‐Biao Li

Journal of the American Ceramic Society

Theoretical and experimental investigations of mechanical properties for polymorphous YTaO4 ceramics

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Author(s): Peng Wu, Yunxuan Zhou, Fushuo Wu, Mingyu Hu, Xiaoyu Chong, Jing Feng

Journal of the American Ceramic Society

Transparent alumina ceramics: Effect of standard and plasma generated stabilizing approaches in colloidal processing

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Author(s): Katarina Drdlikova, Karel Maca, Martin Slama, Daniel Drdlik

Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Low fractal dimension modified drilling‐hole wall for PTFE high‐frequency board copper plating with plasma treatment

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Author(s): Guoyun Zhou, Xueping Gou, Xiaofeng Jin, Shuai Wang, Wei He, Shouxu Wang, Longjiang Deng, Shijin Chen, Gen Liu

Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Development and characterization of graphitic carbon nitride as nonblack filler in natural rubber composites

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Author(s): Naresh D. Bansod, Kumarjyoti Roy, Chayan Das, Devthade Vidyasagar, Pranut Potiyaraj

Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Influence of poly(acrylic acid) grafting density on switchable protein adsorption/desorption of poly(2‐methyl‐2‐oxazoline)/poly(acrylic acid) mixed brushes

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Author(s): Kai Gong, Chao Pan, Kang He, Haikun Zhu, Lijuan Chen, Mingxin Hou, Yanmei Wang

Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Evaluation of a modified spray‐applied interfacial polymerization method for preparation of nanofiltration membranes

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Author(s): José Braulio Morales‐Cuevas, Sergio Pérez‐Sicairos, Shui Wai Lin, Moisés Israel Salazar‐Gastélum


A new droplet breakup phenomenon in electrokinetic flow through a microchannel constriction

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Author(s): Xiang Ji, Teng Zhou, Yongbo Deng, Liuyong Shi, Xianman Zhang, Sang Woo Joo

Advanced Materials

Ordered Structures with Functional Units as a Paradigm of Material Design

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  • Author(s): Kexin Chen, Liang Li

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European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Stereoselective Reduction of α‐Fluoro‐β‐keto Esters by NADH and NADPH‐Dependent Ketoreductases

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Author(s): Thomas K. Green, Anil Damarancha, Matthew Vanagel, Brandon Showalter, Sandra Kolberg, Alexander Thompson

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Copper(I)‐Catalyzed N‐Carboxamidation of Indoles with Isocyanates: Facile and General Method for the Synthesis of Indole‐1‐carboxamides

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Author(s): Jinyang Chen, Li Hu, Haiying Wang, Lingrong Liu, Binfang Yuan

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Isolation of a Relatively Air‐Stable, Bulky Silyl‐Substituted, Neutral Silicon‐Centered Radical

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Author(s): Richard Holzner, Alexander Kaushansky, Boris Tumanskii, Philipp Frisch, Fabian Linsenmann, Shigeyoshi Inoue

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Base‐Catalyzed 1,6‐Hydrophosphonylation of p‐Quinone Methides with Diphenylphosphane Oxide/Phosphites

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Author(s): Bin Zhang, Lu Liu, Shukuan Mao, Ming‐Dong Zhou, He Wang, Lei Li


Deuteron Solid‐State NMR Relaxation Measurements Reveal Two Distinct Conformational Exchange Processes in the Disordered N‐Terminal Domain of Amyloid‐β Fibrils

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Author(s): Liliya Vugmeyster, Dan Fai Au, Dmitry Ostrovsky, Riqiang Fu


Facile In situ Synthesis of Ag‐Doped CdSe Supra‐Quantum Dots and their Characterization

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Author(s): See Mak Lee, Hyunseob Lim, Younki Lee, Jiwon Bang


Reactivating Li2O with Nano‐Sn to Achieve Ultrahigh Initial Coulombic Efficiency SiO Anodes for Li‐Ion Batteries

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Author(s): Rusheng Fu, Yongkang Wu, Chongzhao Fan, Zuxin Long, Guangjie Shao, Zhaoping Liu


Combining 1,3‐Ditriazolylbenzene and Quinoline to Discover a New G‐Quadruplex‐Interactive Small Molecule Active against Cancer Stem‐Like Cells

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Author(s): Eduarda Mendes, Enrico Cadoni, Filipa Carneiro, Marta B. Afonso, Hugo Brito, João Lavrado, Daniel J. V. A. dos Santos, Jorge B. Vítor, Stephen Neidle, Cecília M. P. Rodrigues, Alexandra Paulo

Chemistry - A European Journal

Advances in Porous Organic Polymers for Efficient Water Capture

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Author(s): Yearin Byun, Sang Hyun Je, Siddulu Naidu Talapaneni, Ali Coskun

Chemistry - A European Journal

Streamlined Synthesis of Diaminopyridines by Pd‐Catalyzed Ammonia Coupling with Deactivated Amino‐Chloropyridines

  • Published: 14 June 2019
  • Author(s): Florian Bourriquen, Antoine Bruneau‐Voisine, Aliénor Jeandin, Etienne Stihle, Serena Fantasia

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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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