GDCh-Fact Sheets

Fact sheets from the German Chemical Society eV


Fact Sheet No. 11 (October 13, 2021)

The tastes are different - a molecular view of beer
(for printing as pdf )


Fact Sheet No. 10 (July 26, 2021)

Citric acid and menthol: natural, synthetic, biotechnological!
(for printing as pdf )


Fact Sheet No. 9 (June 23, 2021)

How does the vaccine get into the cell? (For printing as pdf)


Fact Sheet No. 8 (March 26, 2021)

Insect proteins: a sustainable diet! (For printing as pdf )


Fact Sheet No. 7 (March 23, 2021)

Biomass: the "new crude oil" (for printing as pdf )


Fact Sheet No. 6 (December 4, 2020)

Sulfuric acid - dangerous but indispensable (for printing as pdf )

Fact Sheet No. 5 (August 12, 2020)
Ammonium nitrate (AN) (for printing as pdf )

Fact Sheet No. 4 (July 1, 2020)
Do we need food packaging? (For printing as pdf )

Bildnachweis: Schema des globalen Kohlenstoffkreislaufs aus ?Chemie über den Wolken? Hrsg. R. Zellner und GDCh, Kapitel ?CO2 und der Klimawandel? von M. Heimann und C.-D. Schönwiese, Wiley-VCH, 2011 (Original bearbeitet; Daten aus IPCC, 2007. Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K.B. Averyt, M. Tignor and H.L. Miller (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.)

Fact Sheet No. 3 (June 22, 2020)
Climate Change: Small Molecules - Big Impact (For printing as pdf )

Fact Sheet No. 2 (May 11, 2020)
Chemistry against viruses: hand washing or disinfection (for printing as pdf )

Fact Sheet No. 1 (April 28, 2020)
Chemistry against viruses: Antiviral agents (for printing as pdf )

About the ChemFacts for Future committee

The most significant problems our planet and most of its inhabitants are currently facing are of an anthropogenic nature. It is therefore also the task of the people to recognize the problems and to solve them efficiently. Efficient means prompt and problem-oriented - beyond political and (purely) economic interests.

Most of the problems can (only) be dealt with in a meaningful way with the help of chemical expertise. The creation and dissemination of factually incorrect connections, some of which are used as a basis for political decisions - and wrong decisions - are therefore particularly worrying for scientists in general and for us chemists in particular.

In particular, the chemical aspect in problem areas such as CO 2 emissions and CO 2 binding, air pollution or the spread of microplastics means that we as chemists see it as our duty to collect reliable facts that are not driven by lobbying and to publish them. We also see it as our task, in cooperation with experts from related disciplines (medicine, biology, physics) to develop scientifically meaningful and economically and ecologically feasible solutions and to publish them.

We would like to see ourselves as a body that brings together the expert knowledge of top researchers in the relevant subject areas and makes it available to the scientific community as well as the general public on various channels.

In addition to the President of the GDCh, the founding staff initially includes chairmen of various Divisions and working groups of the GDCh, who in the next step appoint experts who will complement the team of those responsible.

ChemFacts for Future experts

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Dehnen, Philipps University of Marburg (Wöhler Association for Inorganic Chemistry, member of the GDCh Board and GDCh vice-president 2020-2021). Coordinator

Dr. Thomas Früh, Arlanxeo Deutschland GmbH Leverkusen, (FG macromolecular chemistry and spokesman for the FG on the GDCh Board)
Prof. Dr. Birgit Glüsen, Technical University of Cologne ( Department of detergent chemistry)
Dr. Stefan Hahn, Fraunhofer ITEM Hannover (Department of environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology)
Dr. Jörg Häseler, food chemistry Journal (Society of Food Chemistry)
Prof. Dr. Anke Krüger, Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg (Liebig Association for Organic Chemistry)
PD Dr. Thomas Letzel, AFIN-TS GmbH and TU Munich (AG vocational education)
Dr. Franz von Nussbaum, Nuvisan ICB GmbH, Berlin ( medicinal chemistry Department)
Dr. Joachim R. Richert, BASF SE Ludwigshafen ( analytical chemistry)
Prof. Dr. Torsten Claus Schmidt, University of Duisburg-Essen (Society of Water Chemistry)
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schrader, Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, Mülheim (Department of chemistry and energy)
Prof. Dr. Peter Schreiner, Justus Liebig University Giessen (member of the GDCh Board and GDCh president 2020-2021)
Dr. Carla Seidel, BASF SE Ludwigshafen (Member of the GDCh Board and GDCh Vice President 2020-2021)
Prof. Dr. Clemens Walther, Leibniz University Hannover ( nuclear chemistry)
Dr. Claudia Weidlich, Dechema eV Frankfurt (Department of electrochemistry)
Dr. Ursula Westphal, IGAFA eV Berlin ( Chemists in Civil Service)

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