During IUPAC GA/Council in August 2023, a collection of posters were on display during the IUPAC/IYCN networking session and Council.
PDF version are below.


1 Division I Physical and Biophysical Chemistry
Div. I promotes international collaboration in physical and biophysical chemistry in order to:
– Recognize new developments in the field;
– Promote activities important for the needs of the world community;
– Encourage the compilation and documentation of critically evaluated chemical data;
– Formulate recommendations on terminology, symbols, units, and conventions, as well as encourage and monitor their acceptance by the community;
– Establish and stimulate the use of proper methodologies, standards, and reference materials.
In this poster, we highlight few cases of successful projects. [PDF]
Prof. Pierangelo Metrangolo, Div I
[email protected]


2 Division II Inorganic Chemistry
The IUPAC Inorganic Chemistry Division (Division II) deals with all aspects of inorganic chemistry, including materials and inorganic polymers, coordination, organometallic, and bioinorganic chemistry, isotopic abundances, atomic weights, and the periodic table.  It also advises the Chemical Nomenclature and Structure Representation Division (Division VIII) on issues dealing with inorganic compounds and materials.  Some recent divisional activities and ongoing projects will be highlighted in this presentation. [PDF]
Prof. Lidia Armelao, Div II
[email protected]


3 Commission on Isotopic Abundances and Atomic Weights (CIAAW)
This poster provides a short introduction to the Commission on Isotopic Abundances and Atomic Weights. It describes the role of the Commission and provides an insight into its work and the corresponding principal tasks. Finally, it provides the reader with the latest achievements and with the most recent publications. [PDF]
Dr. Johanna Irrgeher, CIAAW
[email protected]


4 Division III Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Division III covers domains in organic and biomolecular chemistry relevant to societal needs, chemistry developments and innovation in chemistry. The Mission, activities and achievements of Division III will be presented and highlighted its importance for chemistry dissemination in science and to the general public. [PDF]
Prof. Amelia Rauter, Div III
[email protected]


5 Division IV Polymer, Subcommittee on Modeling Polymerization Kinetics and Processes
Modeling and mechanistic studies into radical polymerizations are important for science and industry, but often completely different model assumptions and parameter values are reported for ostensibly the same systems. The projects of the IUPAC Subcommittee on Modeling of Polymerization Kinetics and Processes aim to rectify this situation through international collaboration designed to produce critically evaluated kinetic parameters. [PDF]
Prof. Christine Luscombe, Div IV
[email protected]


6 Division IV Subcommittee for Polymer Terminology


7 Brief Guide to Polymer Nomenclature & Terminology


8 Basic Classification and Definitions of Polymerization Reactions


9 Division IV Subcommittee on Polymer Education


10 Division IV Subcommittee on Structure and Properties of Commercial Polymers


11 Personal Protective Equipment Disposal for the Future
Project 2021-012-2-400; interdivisional project of the Polymer Division (IV) is partnership with Chemistry and the Environment Division (VI), Chemistry and Human Health Division (VII), Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ICGCSD), and Committee on Chemistry Education CCE.

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12 Division V Analytical Chemistry Activities and Plans
Analytical chemistry is concerned with all aspects of the chemical measurement process. This includes the application of metrology (the science of measurement) to chemistry, the development and application of methods and techniques for chemical analysis, the critical evaluation of chemical data produced by analysis, and FAIR communication of the results of work in these areas to chemists and non-chemists. This broad concern with chemical measurement leads to collaboration between the Analytical Chemistry Division and numerous other IUPAC bodies, as shown by examples outlined in this poster. [PDF]
Prof. David Shaw, Div V
[email protected]


13 Division VI  – at the forefront of Chemistry and the Environment
Prof. Roberto Terzano, Div VI
[email protected]



14 Division VII – Chemistry and Human Health
Presentation of goals and activities in the three Subcommittees of Division VII. [PDF]
Dr. Helle Johannessen, Div VII
[email protected]


15 Division VIII – Nomenclature and Structure Representation
IUPAC Division VIII is responsible for maintaining and developing standard systems for designating chemical structures, including both conventional nomenclature and computer-based systems. This poster will describe the key projects the division has recently completed and is working on.
Dr Michelle Rogers, Div VIII
[email protected]


16 Committee on Publications and Cheminformatics Data Standards
CPCDS is responsible for advising on the design and implementation of publications, data sharing and digital standards development for promoting exchange and application of human and machine-readable chemical information. [PDF]
Leah McEwen, CPCDS
[email protected]


17 Digital Evolution of the IUPAC Gold Book
The IUPAC Gold Book was reinvigorated in 2019 with a new interface and functionality. Since then the attention has been focused on the content of the Gold Book, sourced from the large corpus of over 180 IUPAC Recommendations.  This poster describes how the Gold Book content is being updated through a project across all IUPAC Divisions and using the newly develop Gold Book Term Review System (TRS).  Once complete, the project should expand the Gold Book content from ~7000 terms to over 15,000 terms and pave the way for future development of this important IUPAC resource to support the semantic. [PDF]


18 IUPAC WorldFAIR Chemistry
Managing Chemical Data Digitally



19 The IUPAC International Chemical Identifier (InChI)
This project proposes to encode chemical composition of mixtures within the IUPAC International Chemical Identifier (InChI).
<https://www.inchi-trust.org/> and <https://iupac.org/body/802/>


20 Activities of the IUPAC Committee on Chemistry and Industry
Prof Anna Makarova, COCI
[email protected]


21 COCI Safety Training Program
Dr Fabián Benzo, COCI, COCI-STP
[email protected]



22 IUPAC Committee on Chemistry Education (CCE)
CCE advances the educational interests of IUPAC bodies with activities throughout the world, and supports chemistry education particularly in developing countries.  The Committee has an active project pipeline that is well-aligned with the IUPAC strategic plan. CCE hosts a global conference and supports regional conferences to disseminate information on teaching practices and innovations for high-quality chemistry education. CCE is the home of the new IUPAC journal, Chemistry Teacher International (CTI), which was accepted in both SSCI and Scopus and is making a small profit every year. [PDF]
Prof. Marietjie Potgieter, CCE
[email protected]


23 CHEMRAWN – Working Together to Address World Needs
This poster describes the work of the IUPAC CHEMRAWN Standing Committee with particular focus on recent projects and our plans for the future. We are excited to collaborate with other IUPAC committees, Divisions and NAOs. [PDF]
Prof. Francesca Kerton, ChemRAWN
[email protected]


24 Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development
The Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ICGCSD) initiates, promotes, and coordinates the work of IUPAC in the area of green and sustainable chemistry and sustainable development. The Committee consists mainly of Chair, Secretary, Titular members, Associate members, Division and National representatives, and Advisory members. [PDF]
Prof. Buxing Han, ICGCSD
[email protected]


25 Committee for Ethics, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CEDEI)
The poster describes the inaugural work of the Committee for Ethics, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CEDEI), which was formed after the 51st Council in Paris. The five Titular Members have met online and collectively undertaken policy work, as well as a range of activities during the 2022-2023 biennium. [PDF]
Prof. Mary Garson, CEDEI
[email protected]


26 IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast
Check out our poster on #GWB2024 with the theme of “Catalyzing Diversity in Science”. Sign up to be an event organizer and access great resources to make your event a huge success.
[PDF] <https://iupac.org/gwb/2024/>
Dr. Laura McConnell
[email protected]


27 IUPAC Systems Thinking in Chemistry for Sustainability
This poster gives an overview of the IUPAC STCS2030+ project, as well as significant outcomes to date and future work planned.<https://iupac.org/project/2020-014-3-050/>
Prof. Peter Mahaffy, CCE
[email protected]


28 IUPAC and De Gruyter Publications
De Gruyter is proud to partner with IUPAC to publish Pure and Applied Chemistry, Chemistry International, Chemistry Teacher International and the IUPAC Standards Online Database. In this poster session we provide an overview of all four publications, what makes them unique, and provide further information on how you can get involved. [PDF]
Mrs Aimee Nixon, DeGruyter
[email protected]


The International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) connects and empowers young chemists globally. We are an IUPAC associated organization since 2017. Our focus is on supporting and advocating for young scientists with an emphasis on sustainability. Recent initiatives include the formation of committees on ‘equity, diversity, and inclusion’ and ‘science for policy’, workshops, an experiment competition, a mentoring program, the Science Café on IUPAC’s Top Ten Emerging Technologies, and the Global Conversation on Sustainability. This poster showcases our achievements and vision. [PDF]
Dr. Torsten John
[email protected]