Co-sponsored by the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) 
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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of IUPAC and the International Year of the Periodic Table, IUPAC and IYCN announce the creation of a Periodic Table of Younger Chemists. Beginning in July 2018 and ending in July 2019 at the World Chemistry Congress and IUPAC General Assembly, we will honor a diverse group of 118 outstanding younger chemists from around the world who in embody the mission and core values of IUPAC. The resulting periodic table will highlight the diversity of careers, creativity, and dedication of the young chemists leading us into the next century. Winners will be profiled on the IUPAC100 website and will receive a certificate from IUPAC. Nominations are now being accepted.

Elements of the Periodic Table of Younger Chemists will be revealed over time in order of scientific discovery (see Wikipedia).  Approximately eight elements will be revealed each month beginning in July 2018 with the final elements being awarded at the IUPAC General Assembly and World Chemistry Congress in Paris, France in July, 2019. See criteria and deadlines below.


1
H
Hydrogen
2
He
Helium
3
Li
Lithium
4
Be
Beryllium
5
B
Boron
6
C
Carbon
7
N
Nitrogen
8
O
Oxygen
8
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9
F
Flourine
10
Ne
Neon
11
Na
Sodium
12
Mg
Magnesium
13
Al
Aluminium
14
Si
Silicon
14
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15
P
Phosphorus
16
S
Sulfur
17
Cl
Chlorine
18
Ar
Argon
19
K
Potassium
20
Ca
Calcium
21
Sc
Scandium
22
Ti
Titanium
23
V
Vanadium
24
Cr
Chromium
25
Mn
Manganese
26
Fe
Iron
27
Co
Cobalt
28
Ni
Nickel
29
Cu
Copper
30
Zn
Zinc
31
Ga
Gallium
32
Ge
Germanium
33
As
Arsenic
34
Se
Selenium
35
Br
Bromine
36
Kr
Krypton
37
Rb
Rubudium
38
Sr
Strontium
39
Y
Yttrium
40
Zr
Zirconium
41
Nb
Niobium
42
Mo
Molybdenum
43
Tc
Technetium
44
Ru
Ruthenium
45
Rh
Rhodium
46
Pd
Palladium
47
Ag
Silver
48
Cd
Cadmium
49
In
Indium
50
Sn
Tin
51
Sb
Antimony
52
Te
Tellurium
53
I
Iodine
54
Xe
Xenon
55
Cs
Caesium
56
Ba
Barium
57 - 71
 
Lanthanoids
72
Hf
Hafnium
73
Ta
Tantalum
74
W
Tungsten
75
Re
Rhenium
76
Os
Osmium
77
Ir
Iridium
78
Pt
Platinum
79
Au
Gold
80
Hg
Mercury
81
Tl
Thallium
82
Pb
Lead
83
Bi
Bismuth
84
Po
Polonium
85
At
Astatine
86
Rn
Radon
87
Fr
Francium
88
Ra
Radium
89 - 103
 
Actinoids
104
Rf
Lutherfordium
105
Db
Dubnium
106
Sg
Seaborgium
107
Bh
Bohtium
108
Hs
Hassium
109
Mt
Meitnerium
110
Ds
Darmstadtium
111
Rg
Roentgenium
112
Cn
Copernicium
113
Nh
Nihonium
114
Fl
Flerovium
115
Mc
Moscovium
116
Lv
Livermorium
117
Ts
Tennessine
118
Og
Organesson
57
La
Lanthanum
58
Ce
Cerium
59
Pr
Praseodymium
60
Nd
Neodymium
61
Pm
Promethium
62
Sm
Samarium
63
Eu
Europium
64
Gd
Gadolinium
65
Tb
Terbium
66
Dy
Dysprosium
67
Ho
Holmium
68
Er
Erbium
69
Tm
Thulium
70
Yb
Ytterbium
71
Lu
Lutetium
89
Ac
Actinium
90
Th
Thorium
91
Pa
Protactinium
92
U
Uranium
93
Np
Neptunium
94
Pu
Plutonium
95
Am
Americium
96
Cm
Curium
97
Bk
Berkelium
98
Cf
Californium
99
Es
Einsteinium
100
Fm
Fermium
101
Md
Mendelevium
102
No
Nobelium
103
Lr
Lawrencium

Nominees must be 40 years of age or younger and meet the following criteria:

One of the following:

  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in chemistry or a related field
  • Holds an undergraduate or graduate degree in chemistry or in a related field
  • Currently working in the field of chemistry or a related field

AND

Actively working in one or more of the following areas:

  • Scientific topics relevant to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (link)
  • Increasing the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
  • Fostering diversity in the chemical enterprise
  • Improving chemistry and science education for students
  • Advancing interdisciplinary and international collaboration in chemistry research

All nominations are to be submitted via the on-line form. Nominators may be organizations or individuals. Self-nominations are accepted. For more information, please email Christine Dunne at PTChemists@IUPAC.org.

Elements will be revealed throughout the period from July 2018 to July 2019 with 8 to 10 elements revealed per month. The deadline nominations for elements being revealed in July 2018 is May 1, 2018. Nominations for later elements may be submitted any time prior to the deadline. Early submission is encouraged. See the table below for subsequent deadlines.

Month RevealedDeadline for NominationsElements to be Announced * 
July 2018June 1, 2018Copper
Lead
Gold
Silver
Iron
Carbon
Tin
Sulfur
August 2018July 1, 2018Mercury
Zinc
Arsenic
Antimony
Phosphorus
Cobalt
Platinum
Nickel
September 2018August 1, 2018Bismuth
Magnesium
Hydrogen
Oxygen
Nitrogen
Barium
Chlorine
Manganese
October 2018September 1, 2018Molybdenum
Tungsten
Tellurium
Strontium
Zirconium
Uranium
Titanium
Yttrium
November 2018October 1, 2018Chromium
Beryllium
Vanadium
Niobium
Tantalum
Palladium
Cerium
Osmium
December 2018November 1, 2018Iridium
Rhodium
Potassium
Sodium
Calcium
Boron
Fluorine
Iodine
January 2019December 1, 2018Lithium
Cadmium
Selenium
Silicon
Aluminium
Bromine
Thorium
Lanthanum
Erbium
Terbium
February 2019
January 1, 2019Ruthenium
Caesium
Rubidium
Thallium
Indium
Helium
Gallium
Ytterbium
Holmium
Thulium
March 2019February 1, 2019Scandium
Samarium
Gadolinium
Praseodymium
Neodymium
Germanium
Dysprosium
Argon
Europium
Krypton
April 2019March 1, 2019Neon
Xenon
Polonium
Radium
Radon
Actinium
Lutetium
Rhenium
Protactinium
Hafnium
May 2019April 1, 2019Technetium
Francium
Astatine
Neptunium
Plutonium
Promethium
Curium
Americium
Berkelium
Californium
June 2019May 1, 2019Einsteinium
Fermium
Mendelevium
Lawrencium
Nobelium
Rutherfordium
Dubnium
Seaborgium
Bohrium
Meitnerium
July 2019May 15, 2019Hassium
Darmstadtium
Roentgenium
Copernicium
Nihonium
Flerovium
Livermorium
Oganesson
Tennessine
Moscovium