Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development
The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD 2022) has been proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly and IUPAC is taking part in the celebrations!
This Year will be officially inaugurated with an opening conference 8 July 2022 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, and will run for a year of events and activities will be organized around the world until 30 June 2023.

Transforming Education

Connect Chemistry to Sustainability
That’s one major goal of the IUPAC Project on Systems Thinking in Chemistry for Sustainability: Toward 2030 and Beyond (STCS2030+). Among other outcomes the IUPAC project will help to feature the role of chemistry and chemistry education in meeting goals of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD).

On 8 July 2022, and to coincide with the launch of IYBSSD, the project team announced the release of new interactive tool for global dissemination based on the Planetary Boundaries framework to help chemists and educators better understand Earth system sustainability challenges and to connect chemistry to sustainability using systems thinking.

in Chemistry International

July-Sep 2022 issue
In the current issue ...
- The 1928 Garden Party at Wiltzangk
- The 2021 WCLM — Global Conversation on the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry
- Benign by Design: The search for biodegradable drugs
-- Not just Good Chemistry
- TSAW—a lifelong challenge or simply an unsolved mystery?
-- An Exercise in Consensus

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

Periodic Table Update

Time to review yours
The "Standard Atomic Weights of the Elements 2021” is out !
And so is an updated Periodic Table which contains these latest revisions listing the abridged atomic weights along with their +/− values.


Connecting Chemical Worlds

The 2023 IUPAC Congress will be organized in the beautiful city The Hague by the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV) and the Dutch Research Council (NWO).

Join us for IUPAC | CHAINS2023 in August 2023.

Nominate today!

Who will be the next Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
IUPAC is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the IUPAC 2023 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Awards. The purpose of the awards program is to acknowledge and promote the work of women in chemistry/chemical engineering worldwide.

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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Upcoming Events

What is a Chemical? Applying Chemical Data to Industrial Challenges

This 2nd webinar of the WorldFAIR Chemistry* series will be hosting experts in various applied areas of chemistry, including drug discovery, machine learning, artificial intelligence, textiles, agri-chemistry and regulatory sector. […]

POSTPONED !! 31st International Symposium on the Chemistry of Natural Products and 11th International Congress on Biodiversity

This event was first planned to take place 25-29 Oct 2020 and first postponed to 7-11 Nov 2021 because of the COVID19 situation worldwide. It has been tentatively scheduled for […]

Alessandro Volta’s heritage: the past and the future of electrochemistry

Within the framework of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD), the Italian National Commission for IUPAC is organizing an one-day hybrid conference focused on electrochemistry and mainly […]