Press and public relations

News from chemistry and the GDCh

Information and contacts

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

We also communicate with various target groups via our social media channels LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Bluesky, X (formerly Twitter ), and our YouTube channel You can also find the latest news for members and other interested parties on our homepage. Our GDCh app, which is also available to download 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 Publications. You can find an overview of all publications, including publications from our Divisions, our statistics for chemistry courses, annual reports, etc. under Downloads. A compilation of publications on relevant topics is published on our Top Topics page.

Press service
We organize press discussions on the occasion of important Conferences such as the GDCh Chemistry Science Forum. We offer to provide experts from various areas for background research and questions from journalists. Please note, however, that we usually forward inquiries to our respective Divisions who are looking for experts to join their ranks. So it may take some time 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 chemistry-related topics that are interesting for society. We are represented at international trade fairs and congresses at home and abroad, as well as at events for students and teachers.

GDCh position papers

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

Videos from the GDCh and JCF podcast

On these pages you will find some videos from the GDCh. You can find more videos on our YouTube channel, which you can reach at

You can access the podcast of our young chemists at


Click here for our cartoons “Chemistry is”

Highlights of “Applied Chemistry”

Angewandte Chemie is one of the GDCh's most important journals . The weekly journal ranks first among all chemistry journals worldwide in the Citation Index - a measure of reading frequency and quality of articles. For research chemists, the “Applied” is required reading. The press releases from Angewandte Chemie can be found here.


In 2017, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the founding 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 from our photo competition.



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

Chemical press service

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Sources of information for journalists

The Science Information Service (idw) offers expert mediation 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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