Inorganic Chemistry

Who we are – What we do

Inorganic chemistry is a supporting pillar and fundamental discipline of chemistry. In the course of modern research that is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary, it is difficult to discern the boundaries of inorganic chemistry.  Aside from the fundamentally oriented teaching and research which decisively marks the understanding of chemistry, this discipline plays a central role in the rapid developments of the natural sciences and comprises many modern and cutting-edge research fields with an enormous reach—from exciting molecular chemistry, to the design of novel catalysts and materials for energy research, up to supramolecular and bioinorganic chemistry at the interface to the Life Sciences.

The general tasks of the Wöhler Association for Inorganic Chemistry are to:

  • Foster understanding of inorganic chemistry and how it is perceived in our society;
  • Strengthen the cross-linking of chemistry subjects via collaboration with other divisions; in all its tasks, the association cooperates with the Liebig Association for Organic Chemistry and the division Solid State Chemistry and Materials Research, in particular in curricular questions, also with the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry, and regarding special questions, also with the Work Association for Fluorochemistry, the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and relevant divisions of the GDCh.
  • Stimulate research directions and -projects in the field of inorganic chemistry;
  • Promote the discipline of inorganic chemistry in universities and the interuniversity cooperation of responsible teaching personnel;
  • Support the contacts and exchange of ideas among members as well as foreign colleagues;
  • Inform about essential publications concerning inorganic chemistry and about other activities in this area; and to
  • Span a bridge among school, university and professional life.

Executive Board

The executive board consists of the chair, the vice chair and at least one but not more than four board members. The candidates are selected from the areas:

  • University/research institutes and
  • Industry/independent professions.

At least one elected member of the executive board must come from the area ‘Industry/independent profession’.


EurJIC Young Investigator Prize

The prize will be awarded to a young scientist of any nationality who has completed a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Chemistry for an excellent scientific publication in a field within Inorganic Chemistry.


Wöhler-BASF Young Scientist Prize

The Wöhler Association for Inorganic Chemistry of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) confers the Wöhler-BASF Young Scientist Prize, traditionally awarded at the Wöhler conferences.


zuletzt geändert am: 30.05.2018 09:55 Uhr von M.Sakarya