Associated Organizations

Associated Organizations are international organizations that share common goals and interests with IUPAC. Their international scope of activities will be obvious in their title or statues without limitation to any part of the world.  The Council, IUPAC’s governing body, makes the choice and decides with which organization IUPAC wishes to be associated.  The Council does not make a competitive decision to associate with another international organization that is already associated with IUPAC and avoids association with both at the same time.

Benefits of Being an Associated Organization

IUPAC Associated Organization membership fee is USD 50 per year. You will receive a one year complimentary (no fee) subscription to the Chemistry International magazine.  IUPAC encourages AOs to send representatives to its General Assembly and to relevant meetings of IUPAC bodies when joint sponsorship of meetings or other joint activities may be discussed. Upon request, IUPAC offers assistance in publicizing meetings of our Associated Organizations through various channels and the IUPAC website.  AOs may submit formal proposals for IUPAC projects and if approved, may receive funding.  Your AO members are encouraged to submit projects for consideration.

IUPAC has 31 Associated Organizations who are listed in the table below.

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African Network of Analytical Chemists (SEANAC)
AOAC International
Scientific History Institute
European Chemical Society (EuCheMS)
European Chemistry Thematic Network Assoc. (ECTN)
European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE)
European Federation of Corrosion (EFC)
European Photochemistry Association
Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones Química (FLAQ)
Federation of African Societies of Chemistry (FASC)
Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS)
Federation of Asian Polymer Societies (FAPS)
International Association of Catalysis Societies (IACS)
International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics (IACT)
International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists (IACIS)
International Association of GeoChemistry (IAGC)
International Board on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (IBAME)
International Carbohydrate Organization
International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO)
International Committee for Imaging Science (ICIS)
International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC)
International Conferences on Solution Chemistry (ICSC)
International Federation of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine (IFCC)
International Mechanochemical Association (IMA)
International Organization for Chemical Sciences in Development (IOCD)
International Organization of Crystal Growth (IOCG)
International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)
International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR)
International Zeolite Association (IZA)
International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN)


Inquiries about becoming an Associated Organization of IUPAC should be directed to the Executive Director, Dr. Lynn M. Soby, e-mail: