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in Chemistry International

Apr-June 2021 issue
In the current issue ...

- Vice President's Column by Javier García-Martínez
- Macromolecular Science Turns 100 by Christine K. Luscombe and Gregory T. Russell
- NAO-CNR: The Italian voice at IUPAC by Matteo Guidotti, Augusta Maria Paci, and Maurizio Peruzzini
- Malta X Anniversary and COVID-19 by Emma Zajdela and Zafra Lerman
- The Continued Need for CHEMRAWN within IUPAC: A Personal Account by Leiv K. Sydnes & A Response by Christopher Brett

& 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, and plan to nominate some more.


Periodic Table Challenge 2.0

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

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    Analytical Chemistry

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    Physical Chemistry

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    Chemistry and Environment

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    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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    Nomenclature and Terminology

  • Ec

    Chemistry Education

  • Gc

    Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development

  • Ic

    Chemistry and Industry

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