Press and public relations

News from chemistry and the GDCh

Information and contacts

Press releases and social media
Our chemical press service informs daily newspapers, journals, radio, television and Online media about the latest in chemistry. We provide information about our Conferences and other events, publish statements and position papers and report on further activities of the GDCh.

We also communicate with various target groups via our social media channels Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Xing. News for members and other interested parties can also be found on our News page. Our GDCh app, which can also be downloaded free of charge from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store, is particularly suitable for users of mobile devices.

You can find our brochures and scientific publications under the publications. You can find an overview of all publications, including publications by our Divisions, our statistics on chemistry courses, annual reports, etc. under Downloads. A compilation of publications on relevant topics is published on our Top Topics page.

Press service
We hold press conferences on the occasion of important Conferences such as the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry. For background research and questions from journalists, we offer to place experts from various fields. Please note, however, that we usually forward inquiries to our respective Divisions who are looking for experts in their ranks. So it can take a while before we can find a contact person.

Events for the interested public
In addition to our scientific events for chemical specialists, we regularly organize events for the general public. There we present topics related to chemistry that are of interest to society. We are represented at international trade fairs and congresses at home and abroad as well as at events for students and teachers.

Position papers of the GDCh

Here you will find all position papers published by the GDCh.

Videos of the GDCh

On these pages you will find some videos of the GDCh. You can find more videos on our YouTube channel Chemie ist ... GDCh.

Click here for our cartoons "Chemistry is"

Highlights of "Angewandte Chemie"

Angewandte Chemie is one of the most important journals of the GDCh. The weekly magazine ranks first among all chemistry journals worldwide in the Citation Index - a measure of reading frequency and quality of articles. The "Angewandte" is compulsory reading for researching chemists. Angewandte Chemie?s press releases can be found here.


In 2017 we celebrated the 150th anniversary of our predecessor organization, the German Chemical Society, which was founded in Berlin in 1867. You can find everything about the anniversary year on a special page. There you will also find the pictures of our photo competition.


Information on the Corona crisis and Chemistry at Home

Here you will find a compilation of Information on the corona pandemic. We also have a compilation of easily understandable articles that explain chemical phenomena or current research results.

Social media

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Dr. Karin J. Schmitz
Head of GDCh-
public relations
Tel. 069 / 7917-493

Chemical press service

If you would like to be included in the e-mail distribution list of the Chemicals Press Service, please write an e-mail to GDCh Public Relations,

Sources of information for journalists

The Science Information Service (idw) offers expert placement for journalists.

The Science Media Center Germany provides well-founded dossiers with background information and expert opinions on current scientific topics.

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last modified: 08.09.2021 15:35 H from K.J.Schmitz