49th General Assembly and 46th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress
9-14 July 2017
For the first time in South America, IUPAC will bring an entire continent of chemists closer to the global community. We will deliver an unforgettable IUPAC Congress, energized by the passion, hospitality and creativity of the Brazilian people.


IUPAC Poster Prizes

Encourage young chemists
With the IUPAC Poster Prize program, National Adhering Organizations and eligible IUPAC-endorsed conferences can encourage interest in conferences among young chemists.



50th General Assembly and 47th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress
IUPAC Centenary Celebration
5-12 July 2019
IUPAC will celebrate 100 years holding its 50th General Assembly and 47th World Congress in Paris, France, along with a dedicated session and exhibition and gallery of IUPAC Presidents.


Four New Elements

Complete the Seventh Period of the Periodic Table
On 30 December 2015, IUPAC announced the verification of the discoveries of four new chemical elements.
Elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 with their temporary names and symbols ununtrium (Uut), ununpentium (Uup), ununseptium (Uus), and ununoctium (Uuo), are added to the table.


in Chemistry International

Mar-Apr 2016 issue
Outer Limits: Pushing the Extremities
The Three-letter Element Element Symbols
Procedures for the Naming of a New Element
The Chemical Structure Association Trust
Discovery and Assignment of Elements 113, 115, 117, and 118
Open Data in a Big Data World
Which Elements Belong in Group 3 ?
Berzelius and the Chemical Alphabet



What on Earth is InChI?
Watch this set of videos to find out more about the InChI and why it’s so cool.
The first video introduces the InChI standard to represent chemical structures. The second describes the background to the development of the InChI standard. The third is about the Googleable InChI Key. And the fourth explains how InChI enables the linking of information.


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