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

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

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Noteworthy: Robust Polymer Aerogels

13 October 2019 – Chemical crosslinking improves mechanical resilience and shape memory

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12 October 2019 – Overview of the latest issue of Angewandte Chemie

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11 October 2019 – pH-Neutral aqueous organic redox-flow battery with an ammonium anthraquinone anolyte

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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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Advanced Functional Materials

Densely Functionalized Cyanographene Bypasses Aqueous Electrolytes and Synthetic Limitations Toward Seamless Graphene/β‐FeOOH Hybrids for Supercapacitors

  • Published: 14 October 2019
  • Author(s): Smita V. Talande, Aristides Bakandritsos, Petr Jakubec, Ondřej Malina, Radek Zbořil, Jiři Tuček

Advanced Functional Materials

Recent Developments and Novel Applications of Thin Film, Light‐Emitting Transistors

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  • Author(s): Jana Zaumseil

Advanced Functional Materials

A Dual‐Functional Graphene‐Based Self‐Alarm Health‐Monitoring E‐Skin

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  • Author(s): Xianping Chen, Feng Luo, Min Yuan, Dingli Xie, Li Shen, Kai Zheng, Zeping Wang, Xiandong Li, Lu‐Qi Tao

Advanced Materials

Bayesian Machine Learning in Metamaterial Design: Fragile Becomes Supercompressible

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  • Author(s): Michael Houlder, Piotr Glowacki, Miguel A. Bessa

Engineering in Life Sciences Engineering in Life Sciences

Microalgal kinetics — a guideline for photobioreactor design and process development

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  • Author(s): Kira Schediwy, Andreas Trautmann, Christian Steinweg, Clemens Posten

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Biological nutrient removal from slaughterhouse wastewater via nitritation/denitritation using granular sludge: an onsite pilot demonstration

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  • Author(s): Thomas Dobbeleers, Michel Caluwé, Lennert Dockx, Dominque Daens, Jolien D'aes, Jan Dries

Macromolecular Materials and Engineering

Low‐Dielectric Constant and Low‐Temperature Curable Polyimide/POSS Nanocomposites

  • Published: 14 October 2019
  • Author(s): Chao Huang, Jinhui Li, Guangxia Xie, Fei Han, Dongxu Huang, Fan Zhang, Bo Zhang, Guoping Zhang, Rong Sun, Ching‐Ping Wong

International Journal of Chemical Kinetics

ZnO and TiO2 clusters as catalyst in the addition and abstraction reaction of acrylic acid with the OH radical

  • Published: 14 October 2019
  • Author(s): Basheer Aazaad, Senthilkumar Lakshmipathi

Chemistry - A European Journal

Valence Photoionization of Thymine: Ionization Energies, Vibrational Structure, and Fragmentation Pathways from the Slow to the Ultrafast

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  • Author(s): Katharina Majer, Ruth Signorell, Maarten F. Heringa, Maximilian Goldmann, Patrick Hemberger, Andras Bodi

Chemistry - An Asian Journal

Synthesis and Self‐assembly of a Helical Polymer Grafted from a Foldable Polyurethane Scaffold

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Valence Photoionization of Thymine: Ionization Energies, Vibrational Structure, and Fragmentation Pathways from the Slow to the Ultrafast

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  • Author(s): Katharina Majer, Ruth Signorell, Maarten F. Heringa, Maximilian Goldmann, Patrick Hemberger, Andras Bodi

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Tuning the Aggregation of N^N^C Pt(II) Complexes by Varying the Aliphatic Side Chain and Auxiliary Halide Ligand: 1H and 195Pt NMR Investigation

  • Published: 14 October 2019
  • Author(s): Maxim P. Evstigneev, Anastasiya O. Lantushenko, Yulia A. Yakovleva, Alfiya F. Suleymanova, Oleg S. Eltsov, Valery N. Kozhevnikov


Hybrid Assemblies for Light‐Energy Conversion

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Effects of Capping Agents on the Oxygen Reduction Reaction Activity and Shape Stability of Pt Nanocubes

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α‐Synuclein Spontaneously Adopts Stable and Reversible α‐Helical Structure in Water‐Less Environment

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Chemistry - A European Journal

Mono‐Aryl/Alkylthio‐Substituted (Hetero)acenes of Exceptional Thermal and Photochemical Stability by the Thio‐Friedel–Crafts/Bradsher Cyclization Reaction

  • Published: 14 October 2019
  • Author(s): Piotr Bałczewski, Emilia Kowalska, Ewa Różycka‐Sokołowska, Joanna Skalik, Krzysztof Owsianik, Marek Koprowski, Bernard Marciniak, Dariusz Guziejewski, Witold Ciesielski


Combining Zinc Phthalocyanines, Oligo(p‐Phenylenevinylenes), and Fullerenes to Impact Reorganization Energies and Attenuation Factors

  • Published: 14 October 2019
  • Author(s): Marcel Krug, Christina Stangel, Anna Zieleniewska, Timothy Clark, Tomás Torres, Athanassios G. Coutsolelos, Dirk M. Guldi


Facile Preparation of Inverse Nanoporous Cr2O3/Cu Catalysts for Reverse Water‐Gas Shift Reaction

  • Published: 13 October 2019
  • Author(s): Yongli Shen, Zihui Xiao, Jiangyun Liu, Zhifeng Wang


Spinel‐Type Mixed Metal Sulfide NiCo2S4 for Efficient Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 with Visible Light

  • Published: 13 October 2019
  • Author(s): Zhuang Xiong, Lijuan Huang, Junwen Peng, Yidong Hou, Zhengxin Ding, Sibo Wang


Gold Plasmon‐Enhanced Solar Hydrogen Production over SrTiO3/TiO2 Heterostructures

  • Published: 13 October 2019
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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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