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. The General Assembly registration is now available online at


in Chemistry International

Jan-Mar 2017 issue
Cover feature by S.A. Matlin, et al
- Taking IUPAC Literally: Woodward’s Pure and Applied Chemistry Words by Jeffrey I. Seeman
- The Periodic Table (Continued?): Eka-francium Et Seq. by Paul J. Karol
- Guides in Metrology
- Successful Drug Discovery
- Nomenclature for Single-strand Homopolymers
- Definition of Oxidation State
- Glossary of Terms Used in Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology


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.


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.



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.


Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry

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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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    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

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  • Nt

    Nomenclature and Terminology

  • Ec

    Chemistry Education

  • Ic

    Chemistry and Industry

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