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 Chemistry Europe journals as well as the magazine ChemistryViews.



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

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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 Applied Polymer Science

Experimental study of rheological properties of solid propellant slurry at low‐shear rate and numerical simulation

  • Published: 04 April 2020
  • Author(s): Yue Wu, Zhuo Li, Yong‐chao Ji, Rong Lu

Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Design of electrical conductive poly(lactic acid)/carbon black composites by induced particle aggregation

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  • Author(s): Ji Hwan Kim, Joung Sook Hong, Kyung Hyun Ahn

FEBS Journal

How to study intertwined and autoregulated eukaryotic signal transduction pathways

  • Published: 04 April 2020
  • Author(s): Jürgen J. Heinisch

Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Influence of talc fillers on bimodal polyethylene composites for ground heat exchangers

  • Published: 04 April 2020
  • Author(s): Adib Kalantar Mehrjerdi, Dan Åkesson, Mikael Skrifvars

Journal of Raman Spectroscopy

Blackening of lead white: Study of model paintings

  • Published: 04 April 2020
  • Author(s): Manuela Vagnini, Riccardo Vivani, Antonio Sgamellotti, Costanza Miliani

Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Pyoluteorin induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in human triple‐negative breast cancer cells MDA‐MB‐231

  • Published: 04 April 2020
  • Author(s): Ting Ding, Luo‐Jie Yang, Wei‐Dong Zhang, Yun‐Heng Shen

Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Stability of camu‐camu encapsulated with different prebiotic biopolymers

  • Published: 04 April 2020
  • Author(s): Jayne A Figueiredo, Amanda MT Lago, Josiana M Mar, Laiane S Silva, Edgar A Sanches, Tatiane P Souza, Jaqueline A Bezerra, Pedro H Campelo, Diego A Botrel, Soraia V Borges

Pest Management Science

Design, synthesis, and antimicrobial behavior of novel oxadiazoles containing various N‐containing heterocyclic pendants

  • Published: 04 April 2020
  • Author(s): Song Yang, Zhong Li, Pei‐Yi Wang, Li‐Wei Liu, Meng Xiang, Ming‐Wei Wang, Dan Zeng

Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Development of a Gaussian Process – feature selection model to characterise (poly)dimethylsiloxane (Silastic®) membrane permeation

  • Published: 04 April 2020
  • Author(s): Yi Sun, Mark Hewitt, Simon C. Wilkinson, Neil Davey, Roderick G. Adams, Darren R. Gullick, Gary P. Moss

Chinese Journal of Chemistry

Axially Chiral Aryl‐Alkene‐Indole Framework: A Nascent Member of the Atropisomeric Family and Its Catalytic Asymmetric Construction

  • Published: 04 April 2020
  • Author(s): Cong‐Shuai Wang, Tian‐Zhen Li, Si‐Jia Liu, Yu‐Chen Zhang, Shuang Deng, Yinchun Jiao, Feng Shi

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Electrochemical CO oxidation by a Rh tetraaza[14]annulene‐based catalyst

  • Published: 03 April 2020
  • Author(s): Shin‐ichi Yamazaki, Masafumi Asahi, Zyun Siroma, Tsutomu Ioroi


Organic Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Zinc Batteries: Mechanisms, Challenges, and Perspectives

  • Published: 02 April 2020
  • Author(s): Jin Cui, Zhaowei Guo, Jin Yi, Xiaoyu Liu, Kai Wu, Pengcheng Liang, Qian Li, Yuyu Liu, Yonggang Wang, Yongyao Xia, Jiujun Zhang

Chemistry - A European Journal

Smart Protein‐Based Formulation of Dendritic Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles: Toward Oral Delivery of Insulin

  • Published: 02 April 2020
  • Author(s): Estelle Juère, Romain Caillard, Doris Marko, Giorgia Del Favero, Freddy Kleitz

Chemistry - A European Journal

Aqueous Synthesis of Triphenylphosphine‐Modified Gold Nanoparticles for Synergistic In Vitro and In Vivo Photothermal Chemotherapy

  • Published: 02 April 2020
  • Author(s): Farah Benyettou, Anjana Ramdas Nair, Yaereen Dho, Thirumurugan Prakasam, Renu Pasricha, Jamie Whelan, Hassan Traboulsi, Javed Mazher, Kirsten C. Sadler, Ali Trabolsi


Solid‐Phase Multicomponent Synthesis of 3‐Substituted Isoindolinones Generates New Cell‐Penetrating Probes as Drug Carriers

  • Published: 02 April 2020
  • Author(s): Tlalit Massarano, Alexandra Mazir, Ronit Lavi, Gerardo Byk


Sulfated and Oxygenated Imidazoline Derivatives: Synthesis, Antioxidant Activity and Light‐Mediated Antibacterial Activity

  • Published: 02 April 2020
  • Author(s): Martín S. Faillace, Ana P. Silva, Antonio L. Alves Borges Leal, Luciana Muratori da Costa, Humberto M. Barreto, Walter J. Peláez


Reduction‐Triggered Doxorubicin Delivery by Self‐Assembled Nanospheres of Lipoylated Caffeine

  • Published: 02 April 2020
  • Author(s): Krishan Kumar, Bharti Rajesh Kumar Shyamlal, Rajbala Verma, Paturu Kondaiah, Sandeep Chaudhary


Advances in Nanomaterial‐based Water Treatment Approaches for Photocatalytic Degradation of Water Pollutants

  • Published: 02 April 2020
  • Author(s): Ipsita Som, Mouni Roy, Rajnarayan Saha

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Reversible Phase Transition, Switchable Second‐Order Nonlinear Optical and Dielectric Properties in a Bismuth(III)‐Based Compound: (R)‐3‐(Fluoropyrrolidinium)2BiBr5

  • Published: 02 April 2020
  • Author(s): BiQin Wang, Yan Li, Hao Xie


Advanced X‐ray Absorption Spectroscopy Analysis to Determine Structure‐Activity Relationships for Cu‐Zeolites in the Direct Conversion of Methane to Methanol

  • Published: 02 April 2020
  • Author(s): Karoline Kvande, Dimitrios K. Pappas, Elisa Borfecchia, Kirill A. Lomachenko

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January 2020


Hendrik Naatz, Bella B. Manshian, Carla Rios Luci, Vasiliki Tsikourkitoudi, Yiannis Deligiannakis, Johannes Birkenstock, Suman Pokhrel, Lutz Mädler, Stefaan J. Soenen
Model-Based Nanoengineered Pharmacokinetics of Iron-Doped Copper Oxide for Nanomedical Applications [Research Article]
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, vol. 59, no. 5, p. 1828

Marc-André Kasper, Marcus Gerlach, Anselm F. L. Schneider, Christiane Groneberg, Philipp Ochtrop, Stefanie Boldt, Dominik Schumacher, Jonas Helma, Heinrich Leonhardt, Mathias Christmann, Christian P. R. Hackenberger
N-Hydroxysuccinimide-Modified Ethynylphosphonamidates Enable the Synthesis of Configurationally Defined Protein Conjugates [Full Paper]
ChemBioChem 2020, vol. 21, no. 1-2, p. 113

Michael Bowker
Methanol Synthesis from CO2 Hydrogenation [Minireview]
ChemCatChem 2019, vol. 11, no. 17, p. 4238

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]
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Dieter Wöhrle
Kunststoffe [Artikel]
Chem. Unserer Zeit 2019, vol. 53, no. 1, p. 50

Balaram Mukhopadhyay, Rituparna Das
Chemical O-Glycosylations: An Overview [Review]
ChemistryOpen 2016, vol. 5, no. 5, p. 401

Daewoo Han, Andrew J. Steckl
Coaxial Electrospinning Formation of Complex Polymer Fibers and their Applications [Review]
ChemPlusChem 2019, vol. 84, no. 10, p. 1453

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

Rüdiger-A. Eichel, Walter Leitner, Kurt Wagemann
Warum wir uns mit Power-to-X beschäftigen [Editorial]
Chem. Ing. Tech. 2020, vol. 92, no. 1-2, p. 3

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

Gerhard Hilt
Basic Strategies and Types of Applications in Organic Electrochemistry [Concept]
ChemElectroChem 2020, vol. 7, no. 2, p. 395

Claire M. Cobley
Introducing our Inaugural Early Career Advisory Board [Editorial]
ChemNanoMat 2020, vol. 6, no. 1, p. 4

Felix Blei, Sebastian Dörner, Janis Fricke, Florian Baldeweg, Felix Trottmann, Anna Komor, Florian Meyer, Christian Hertweck, Dirk Hoffmeister
Simultaneous Production of Psilocybin and a Cocktail of β-Carboline Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors in “Magic” Mushrooms [Full Paper]
Chem. Eur. J. 2020, vol. 26, no. 3, p. 729

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, no. 10, 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, no. 1, p. 32

Thomas H. Pillow, Pragya Adhikari, Robert A. Blake, Jinhua Chen, Geoffrey Del Rosario, Gauri Deshmukh, Isabel Figueroa, Karen E. Gascoigne, Amrita V. Kamath, Susan Kaufman, Tracy Kleinheinz, Katherine R. Kozak, Brandon Latifi, Douglas D. Leipold, Chun Sing Li, Ruina Li, Melinda M. Mulvihill, Aimee O'Donohue, Rebecca K. Rowntree, Jack D. Sadowsky, John Wai, Xinxin Wang, Cong Wu, Zijin Xu, Hui Yao, Shang-Fan Yu, Donglu Zhang, Richard Zang, Hongyan Zhang, Hao Zhou, Xiaoyu Zhu, Peter S. Dragovich
Antibody Conjugation of a Chimeric BET Degrader Enables in vivo Activity [Full Paper]
ChemMedChem 2020, vol. 15, no. 1, p. 17

Vitali Tugarinov, Theodoros K. Karamanos, Alberto Ceccon, G. Marius Clore
Optimized NMR Experiments for the Isolation of I=1/2 Manifold Transitions in Methyl Groups of Proteins [Communication]
ChemPhysChem 2020, vol. 21, no. 1, p. 13

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, no. 5, p. 386

Kassem Beydoun, Jürgen Klankermayer
Efficient Plastic Waste Recycling to Value-Added Products by Integrated Biomass Processing [Communication]
ChemSusChem 2020, vol. 13, no. 3, p. 488

Stephen A. Matlin, Goverdhan Mehta, Henning Hopf, Alain Krief
The Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements and Sustainable Development [Essay]
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2019, p. 4170

Luca Capaldo, Davide Ravelli
Hydrogen Atom Transfer (HAT): A Versatile Strategy for Substrate Activation in Photocatalyzed Organic Synthesis [Microreview]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, p. 2056

Cover Picture Lebensmittelchemie 6/2019 [Cover Picture]
Lebensmittelchemie 2019, vol. 73, no. 6

Christian Hering-Junghans, Christian Sindlinger
Trendbericht Anorganische Chemie: Hauptgruppen [Wissenschaft + Forschung]
Nachr. Chem. 2020, vol. 68, no. 1, p. 50

Jana Novotny, Corina Wagner, Marco Oetken
Titelbild: Elektrochemisch aktive Polymere am Beispiel Polypyrrol: Modellsystem einer künstlichen Synapse Ein elektrochemischer Alleskönner - Teil 2 (CHEMKON 8/2019) [Titelbild]
CHEMKON 2019, vol. 26, no. 8, p. 331

Meng Cheng, Ramasubramonian Deivanayagam, Reza Shahbazian-Yassar
3D Printing of Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices: A Review of Printing Techniques and Electrode/Electrolyte Architectures [Review]
Batteries & Supercaps 2020, vol. 3, no. 2, p. 130

Catharina Goedecke
Why Does Iodine Turn Starch Blue?
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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]
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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]
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