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The Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh - German Chemical Society) brings together people working in chemistry and the molecular sciences and supports their striving for positive, sustainable scientific advance – for the good of humankind and the environment, and a future worth living for. more

2017 - the Anniversary Year

In 2017 the GDCh celebrated the 150th anniversary of the founding of its predecessor society, the Deutsche Chemische Gesellschaft. Learn more about the history of the founding of GDCh's predecessor society, the Deutsche Chemische Gesellschaft and about our anniversary meeting in Berlin in September 2017. 

A compilation of the highlights in English is available here.

The Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) share a common history, especially marked by August Wilhelm von Hofmann, an outstanding chemist of the 19th century, who was President of the Chemical Society of London from 1861 to 1863 and after his return to Berlin founding President of the Deutsche Chemische Gesellschaft (DChG) in 1867. Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the GDCh in 2017 and the 175th Anniversary of the RSC in 2016, a one-day meeting was held on 25th October 2017 at the London offices of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The brochure of this event (pdf, 10 MB) is available.


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