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IUPAC supports various initiatives that solicit your involvement
These includes awards, grants, and more
- DSM Bright Science Award 2020 in materials sciences – Call for Nominations (deadline Feb 1)
- 2020 IUPAC-SOLVAY International Award for Young Chemists (deadline Feb 15)
- 2020 IUPAC-ThalesNano Prize In Flow Chemistry and Microfluidics – Call For Nominations (deadline Mar 31)
- IUPAC Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering (deadline tba)

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Year End

Farewell IUPAC100, Farewell IYPT2019
In 2019, we celebrated 100 years of IUPAC and the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements (IYPT2019) with many activities, including the Periodic Table Challenge and the Periodic Table of Younger Chemists. For IUPAC100, we released a collection of stories and organized a global women's breakfast. IUPAC met in Paris in July and IYPT2019 ended in Tokyo in December. And all year long chemists all over the world celebrated in their own way. 2019 was successful in energizing chemists, educators and community outreach and IUPAC plans to carry forward that momentum in the new year!

Stay tuned @IUPAC and best wishes for a happy and successful 2020!


IUPAC receives the 2019 OPCW-The Hague Award

for its outstanding contribution towards the goals of the Chemical Weapons Convention
In a ceremony held in The Hague on Monday 25 November 2019, Prof Christopher Brett, IUPAC Vice President, received the 2019 OPCW-The Hague Award on behalf of the Union and its volunteers.


in Chemistry International

Elements of X
Oct-Dec 2019 Special IYPT2019 issue
We are moving into the last part of the 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table and one wonders: Is there anything left to say? Has the equation Elements of X, not been thoroughly investigated? Not quite we think, and an amazing set of authors who accepted the challenge adequately proves the point in this special issue.

Explore Elements of ...
- Education by Peter Atkins
- Stars by Maria Lugaro and Ewine van Dishoeck
- Future by Kit Chapman
- Life at the Oxo Wall by Harry B. Gray
- Technology by Michael Droescher
- Scarcity by David J. Cole-Hamilton
- Flair and Fashion by Marielle Agbahoungbata
- Heroism by Suze Kundu

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



The items are designed to promote IUPAC and chemistry worldwide and bring awareness to the work of IUPAC and of course, the IUPAC Periodic Table of Elements!
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Our new store was launched in Paris at the World Chemistry Congress and General Assembly to mark IUPAC’s Centenary celebration in 2019 and the International Year of the Periodic Table.



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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.


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.

Global Women's Breakfast 2020

Get involved

We invite scientists from around the world to submit their registrations for the IUPAC 2020 Global Women’s Breakfast (GWB2020). The GWB2020 will consist of breakfast events being held around the world on a single day, February 12, 2020, one day after the United Nations Day of Women and Girls in Science. The goal is to establish a global and lasting virtual network where women in the chemical and related sciences can connect with each other in meaningful ways to support their professional aspirations and to develop leadership skills. The theme for GWB2020 is "Forming bonds to build leaders of the future". All types of educational and scientific organizations from high schools to universities, to scientific societies, government and industry organizations are welcome to organize breakfast events.

Begin registration or click below to learn more about how your country or organization can get involved in IUPAC’s Global Women’s Breakfast 2020.

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    Analytical Chemistry

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    Physical Chemistry

  • En

    Chemistry and Environment

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    Organic Chemistry

  • In

    Inorganic Chemistry

  • Wn

    Chemistry Applied to World Needs

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    Publications and Cheminformatics Data Standards

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    Chemistry and Human Health

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  • Nt

    Nomenclature and Terminology

  • Ec

    Chemistry Education

  • Gc

    Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development

  • Ic

    Chemistry and Industry

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