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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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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Strengthening German Startups

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

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Noteworthy: Evidence for an Early Genetic System

12 December 2019 – Simple mixtures of ribose and urea produce nucleosides capable of forming base pairs

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Bulletin: Pathways toward Post-Petrochemistry

11 December 2019 – Electroreduction of carbon monoxide for the highly selective production of ethylene

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Noteworthy: Efficient Synthesis of Macrocyclic Peptides

11 December 2019 – Selective cyclization produces small- to medium-sized cyclic peptides

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

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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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Cancer stem cells as therapeutic targets of pancreatic cancer

  • Published: 12 December 2019
  • Author(s): Ebrahim Razi, Mehran Radak, Maryam Mahjoubin-Tehran, Samaneh Talebi, Alimohammad Shafiee, Sarah Hajighadimi, Sanaz Moradizarmehri, Hossein Sharifi, Nousin Mousavi, Mostafa Sarvizadeh, Majid Nejati, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Faezeh Ghasemi

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Processing grapefruit juice with γ‐cyclodextrin attenuates its inhibitory effect on cytochrome P450 3A activity

  • Published: 12 December 2019
  • Author(s): Keishi Yamasaki, Daisuke Iohara, Yoko Oyama, Narumi Nishizaki, Seitaro Kawazu, Koji Nishi, Daisuke Kadowaki, Kazuaki Taguchi, Masaki Otagiri, Hakaru Seo

Drug Testing and Analysis

Is heptaminol a (major) metabolite of octodrine?

  • Published: 12 December 2019
  • Author(s): Josef Dib, Christina Bosse, Maria Tsivou, Anna‐M. Glatt, Thomas Geisendorfer, Hans Geyer, Günter Gmeiner, Gerd Sigmund, Mario Thevis

Phytotherapy Research

Scutellarin, a modulator of mTOR, attenuates hepatic insulin resistance by regulating hepatocyte lipid metabolism via SREBP‐1c suppression

  • Published: 12 December 2019
  • Author(s): Huiling Luan, Zhaojiong Huo, Zifeng Zhao, Shoukang Zhang, Yihai Huang, Yanhui Shen, Pu Wang, Junxiao Xi, Jingyu Liang, Feihua Wu

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The effects of wheat germ supplementation on metabolic profile in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled trial

  • Published: 12 December 2019
  • Author(s): Hamed Mohammadi, Mozhgan Karimifar, Zahra Heidari, Maryam Zare, Reza Amani

Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry

Synthesis and anticancer evaluation of some novel N,O,S heterocyclic compounds pendant to 3‐methyl‐5‐cyano‐6‐(3,4‐dimethoxyphenyl)pyrimidine and other related fused pyrimidines

  • Published: 12 December 2019
  • Author(s): Rasha S. Gouhar, Mohsen M. Kamel, Ahmed A.F. Soliman

Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry

Shedding light on the energetics, regioselectivity, stereoselectivity, and mechanistic aspects of [3 + 2] cycloaddition reaction between azomethine imines and 2‐sulfolene through molecular electron density theory

  • Published: 12 December 2019
  • Author(s): Sayyed Mohsen Babazadeh, Saeedreza Emamian

Journal of Molecular Recognition

A novel electroconductive interface based on Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticle and cysteamine functionalized AuNPs: Preparation and application as signal amplification element to minoring of antigen‐antibody immunocomplex and biosensing of prostate cancer

  • Published: 12 December 2019
  • Author(s): Fatemeh Farshchi, Mohammad Hasanzadeh, Ahad Mokhtarzadeh

Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry

Total synthesis of (S)‐(+)‐ent‐phomapyrones B and surugapyrone B

  • Published: 12 December 2019
  • Author(s): Hiroaki Ohmukai, Yasumasa Sugiyama, Akira Hirota, Mitsunori Kirihata, Shinji Tanimori

Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry

Synthesis and X‐ray single crystal structure of first aromatic ortho‐di‐tert‐butyl azolo[1,2,4]triazine

  • Published: 12 December 2019
  • Author(s): Sergey M. Ivanov, Igor B. Sivaev

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Experimental and Theoretical Insights of MoS2/Mo3N2 Nanoribbon‐Electrocatalysts for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

  • Published: 11 December 2019
  • Author(s): Junbin Tan, Yahui Mei, Hangjia Shen, Honghong Liu, Tamil Azhagan, Weiyu Song, Tiju Thomas, Jian Liu, Minghui Yang, Manglai Gao


Photo‐Assisted Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2: A New Strategy for Reducing Catalytic Overpotentials

  • Published: 11 December 2019
  • Author(s): James O. Taylor, Yibo Wang, František Hartl


Clustering‐Triggered Efficient Room‐Temperature Phosphorescence from Nonconventional Luminophores

  • Published: 11 December 2019
  • Author(s): Shuyuan Zheng, Taiping Hu, Xin Bin, Yunzhong Wang, Yuanping Yi, Yongming Zhang, Wang Zhang Yuan


The Effect of Anions and pH on the Activity and Selectivity of an Annealed Polycrystalline Au Film Electrode in the Oxygen Reduction Reaction‐Revisited

  • Published: 11 December 2019
  • Author(s): Zenonas Jusys, R. Jürgen Behm


Alkali and Alkaline‐Earth Cations in Complexes with Small Bioorganic Ligands: Ab Initio Benchmark Calculations and Bond Energy Decomposition

  • Published: 11 December 2019
  • Author(s): Roberto López, Natalia Díaz, Dimas Suárez


Synthesis and Binding Properties of a Tren‐Capped Hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arene

  • Published: 11 December 2019
  • Author(s): Ivan Jabin, Michel Luhmer, Olivia Reinaud, Hennie Valkenier, Pascal Laurent, Daniela Ajami, Sara Zahim


Benzodioxane‐Benzamides as Antibacterial Agents: Computational and SAR Studies to Evaluate the Influence of the 7‐Substitution in FtsZ Interaction

  • Published: 11 December 2019
  • Author(s): Valentina Straniero, Victor Sebastián‐Pérez, Martina Hrast, Carlo Zanotto, Andrea Casiraghi, Lorenzo Suigo, Irena Zdovc, Antonia Radaelli, Carlo De Giuli Morghen, Ermanno Valoti


Photoionization Mass Spectrometry for Online Detection of Reactive and Unstable Gas‐Phase Intermediates in Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactions

  • Published: 11 December 2019
  • Author(s): Rui You, Weixin Huang


Understanding the Role of SnO2 Support in Water‐Wolerant Methane Combustion: In situ Observation of Pd(OH)2 and Comparison with Pd/Al2O3

  • Published: 11 December 2019
  • Author(s): William Barrett, Jing Shen, Yongfeng Hu, Robert E. Hayes, Robert W. J. Scott, Natalia Semagina


Operando Modeling of Multicomponent Reactive Solutions in Homogeneous Catalysis: from Non‐standard Free Energies to Reaction Network Control

  • Published: 11 December 2019
  • Author(s): Pavel O. Kuliaev, Evgeny A. Pidko

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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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