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IUPAC Centenary

Plan to celebrate and get involved!
In 2019, IUPAC will celebrate 100 years of successes.
The celebrations will recognize the successes of IUPAC’s first one hundred years, and also look to the future of what this international community of chemists, working closely together, can continue to contribute in meeting the world’s needs through chemical research. The IUPAC Centenary also coincides with the recently proclaimed International Year of the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements.


in Chemistry International

Jan-Mar 2018 issue
Bonding the World with Chemistry - echoes from the IChO 2017 by Ekasith Somsook
- Keeping Momentum up and Looking Forward, by Qifeng Zhou
- Australia and IUPAC by Thomas H. Spurling and John M. Webb
- 150 Years of Chemical Society in Germany by Wolfram Koch
- Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development by Pietro Tundo and Elena Griguol
& InChI’ng Forward, Metrics for Green Syntheses, International Exercise-Based Syllabus in Polymer Chemistry, and much more ...


Open in Order to ...

IUPAC responds to SPARC's invitation and takes part in the Open Access Week
Since it first launched in 1960, all content of IUPACs Journal Pure and Applied Chemistry has been openly accessible. But why would someone give away their content for free?

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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.


Names approved

The Inorganic Chemistry Division considered the proposals made by the discoverers of elements 113, 115, 117, and 118, and recommended that the names and symbols be accepted:
- nihonium and symbol Nh, for the element 113
- moscovium and symbol Mc, for the element 115
- tennessine and symbol Ts, for the element 117
- oganesson and symbol Og, for the element 118


Isotopes Matter is a collection of engaging and interactive learning resources
These new resources are created for educators and students at secondary and post-secondary levels, and to inform the public about the many uses of isotopes in our lives.



Visit the Photo Gallery!
49th General Assembly and 46th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress
From 9-14 July 2017, IUPAC Congress was for the first time in South America, bringing an entire continent of chemists closer to the global community. Energized by the passion, hospitality and creativity of the Brazilian people, this has been an unforgettable event.... Thanks to 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.

  • An

    Analytical Chemistry

  • Ph

    Physical Chemistry

  • En

    Chemistry and Environment

  • Or

    Organic Chemistry

  • In

    Inorganic Chemistry

  • Wn

    Chemistry Applied to World Needs

  • Pc

    Publications and Cheminformatics Data Standards

  • Hh

    Chemistry and Human Health

  • Po


  • Nt

    Nomenclature and Terminology

  • Ec

    Chemistry Education

  • Ic

    Chemistry and Industry

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IUPAC 100th Anniversary to be celebrated in 2019

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IUPAC Centenary coincides with the International Year of the Periodic Table

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