Climate Change 2021

Scientific advances underpinning latest IPCC report demonstrate need for rapid action
IUPAC gives its full support and is fully committed to the recommendations of the statement by the International Science Council concerning the sixth report on climate by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in August 2021 and emphasises the crucial role that chemistry has to play in solving the challenges.

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in Chemistry International

Oct-Dec 2021 issue
In the current issue ...
- Restructuring IUPAC at the Turn of the 20th Century
- Systems Thinking and Sustainability
- IOCD turns 40
- IUPAC Top Ten Emerging Technologies in Chemistry
- Combat Ethical Pollution in the Chemical Community
- One Hundred Years of Insulin

& 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. The 2021 will be announced in October.
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Periodic Table Challenge 2.0

Play in English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, or Italian!
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.

  • 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

  • Gc

    Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development

  • Ic

    Chemistry and Industry

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