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The IUPAC General Assembly (GA) is the occasion for meetings of the statutory bodies of the Union, specifically of the Council, Bureau, Division Committees, and Standing Committees. This year, and like the IUPAC Congress, the GA is going virtual. To avoid all conflicts with the Congress, meetings of the GA are scheduled a week prior the Congress. Registration is FREE but required.


in Chemistry International

July-Sep 2021 issue
In the current issue ...
- Invitation to IUPAC2021 the first Virtual World Chemistry Congress by Neil Burford
- Strategies for Success as an Industrial Chemist
- Diversity in Science
- FAIR and Open Data in Science: The Opportunity for IUPAC
- IUPAC Focus on Digital Health
- COMEST: Ethical Advice across Scientific and Geographic Borders
- Diffusion Research with Nanoporous Material

& News, Projects, imPACt, and more ...



Top Ten Emerging Technologies in Chemistry
Emerging Technologies have huge potential to transform the chemical landscape. This IUPAC project is to showcase the value of Chemistry and to inform the general public as to how the chemical sciences contribute to the well-being of society and the sustainability of Planet Earth.

View all finalists of 2019 and 2020, and plan to nominate some more.


Periodic Table Challenge 2.0

Play in English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish or Russian!
Ever wonder why plutonium got symbol Pu and not Pl?
Which car logo used to be an element symbol?
Where to find americium at home and why Mendeleev didn’t like tellurium?

If so, the IUPAC Periodic Table Challenge is just for you.


Diversity and Inclusion

Chemistry is all about diversity: each new bond, each additional group makes the whole richer and stronger. IUPAC recognizes that to fulfill its vision, it must strongly commit to embracing and promoting transparency, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities for all.


Advancing the Worldwide Role of Chemistry

IUPAC serves the international scientific endeavor in the dual function of a fundamental science and mission-oriented Union. The Union is in a unique position to contribute to the central interdisciplinary chemical sciences.

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    Publications and Cheminformatics Data Standards

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    Chemistry and Human Health

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    Nomenclature and Terminology

  • Ec

    Chemistry Education

  • Gc

    Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development

  • Ic

    Chemistry and Industry

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Upcoming Event: 13 August 2021

IUPAC 2021 Congress - Frontiers in Chemistry

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