Putting chemistry into the picture

Nachrichten aus der Chemie

Nearly 60,000 discerning chemists from science and industry read the Nachrichten aus der Chemie. You use the news to find out about important developments in chemistry and related sciences, about social aspects and the activities and offers of the German Chemical Society with its Divisions and local associations.
Characteristics of the magazine are the wide range of reports, the unique range of information on personal data as well as event and training dates.


The GDCh also impressively demonstrates its importance as the largest chemical science association in continental Europe in its function as publisher and owner or co-editor of a number of renowned specialist journals. These include B. "Angewandte Chemie" or "Chemistry - A European Journal".

ChemRxiv (Open Access Preprint Archive for Chemistry)

ChemRxiv is an open access preprint archive for chemistry. ChemRxiv is operated jointly by the American Chemical Society (ACS), the German Chemical Society (GDCh), the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS), and the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ).
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The GDCh newsletter informs you fortnightly about the latest from the world of chemical science.

Further information and the current newsletter can be found here.

GDCh top issues

Here you will find publications on topics that concern the GDCh, such as climate change, sustainable chemistry or Corona/COVID-19.

GDCh fact sheets

With the GDCh fact sheets, the GDCh would like to bring together the expert knowledge of top researchers in the relevant subject areas and make it available to the scientific community and the general public on various channels. For this purpose, the ChemFacts for Future group was founded in March 2020. In addition to the President of the GDCh, the founding staff initially includes chairpersons of various Divisions and working groups of the GDCh, who in the next step will nominate experts who will complement the team of those responsible. The first fact sheet was published in April 2020.

Go to www.gdch.de/factsheet.

GDCh annual report

The GDCh annual report reports on the activities of the past financial year. This is presented in June of the following year and is included in the Nachrichten aus der Chemie. In the download area, the reports can be viewed and downloaded.

Brochures and scientific publications

Here you will find our brochures, which are aimed at the interested public. The GDCh presents current topics in chemistry in easy-to-understand brochures, occasionally together with other scientific societies. Our scientific publications are also summarized here. These are, for example, so-called white papers, in which the results of international symposiums or other scientific events are summarized.

To our brochures and scientific publications

Fascination with chemistry

With this portal of the German Chemical Society we would like to bring you closer to the diversity - the fascination - of chemistry. On the one hand, we want to provide you with information on various subject areas and, on the other hand, we want to show that chemistry can be fun. The Fascination of Chemistry was released in spring 2019.

Here is the homepage of FaszinationChemie

From 2005 to 2019, the GDCh operated the Aktuelle Wochenschau, which was integrated into FaszinationChemie in 2020. In the current newsreel, a different subject of chemistry was the focus every year. The contributions were prepared by the members of the respective Divisions of the GDCh. Printed volumes are still available for some years and can be ordered free of charge from the GDCh.
Further information

Female chemists biographies

Even if, in retrospect, chemistry was dominated by men, there have always been women who have worked successfully as chemists. Unfortunately, most of them have been forgotten and their achievements have not been recognized. In order to posthumously honor these first women in chemistry, we are publishing short portraits at random to show them and their exciting and diverse career paths.

To the biographies.

Press releases

The press releases as well as our statements and position papers of the GDCh can be found on the public relations pages.

videos and podcasts

The videos of the GDCh can be found on the public relations pages and on our YouTube channel youtube.com/@gdch

The podcast "Alles Chlor" from the Jungchemikerforum (JCF) can be found on the JCF website and in the GDCh.app in the category "Podcast: Alles Chlor"


Further publications

Chemistry at Home

During the corona-related school closures in spring 2020, in the Chemistry at Home series   has published more than 60 generally understandable articles that clearly explain chemical phenomena or current research results.


Here you will find the GDCh monographs, for example summaries of scientific Conferences. You can buy many of them in our shop.

BUA substance reports

The BUA substance reports are reports of the advisory committee for existing substances, which stopped its work in 2007. Some of them are still available from bookshops.

You can find current news from the GDCh on the homepage and our LinkedIn channel. We post selected content for specific target groups on Instagram, Facebook, Bluesky or X/Twitter.

You can find a compilation of all available brochures, Divisions publications and documents under Downloads.

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