International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
Union internationale de chimie pure et appliquée (UICPA)
Unión Internacional de Quimica Pura y Aplicada
Internationale Union für Reine und Angewandte Chemie
1919 Paris France
Founded 1919, Paris (France), to carry on the work of H-XH1262 - International Association of Chemistry Societies, set up 26 Apr 1911, London (UK). Title abbreviated to International Union of Chemistry -- Union internationale de chimie in 1930, but the full title was resumed 1951. Statutes and Bylaws adopted by the Council 9 Sep 1975, Madrid (Spain); additions and amendments approved: 9-10 Sep 1979, Davos (Switzerland); 1-2 Sep 1981, Leuven (Belgium); 25-26 Aug 1983, Lyngby (Denmark); 6-7 Sep 1985, Lyon (France); 16-17 Aug 1989, Lund (Sweden); 14-15 Aug 1991, Hamburg (Germany); 11-12 Aug 1993, Lisbon (Portugal); 10-11 Aug 1995, Guildford (UK); 20-30 Aug 1997, Geneva (Switzerland); 13-14 Aug 1999, Berlin (Germany); 7-8 Jul 2001, Brisbane (Australia); 5-6 Aug 2009, Glasgow (UK).
Contribute to the worldwide understanding and application of chemical sciences and to the betterment of the human condition; address international issues in the chemical sciences utilizing expert volunteers from member countries; provide leadership, facilitation and encouragement of chemistry; promote norms, values, standards and ethics of science and free exchange of scientific information.
Events2026-07-01 | Kuching, Malaysia – MACRO : World Polymer Congress
2022-09 | Athens, Greece – International Conference on Green Chemistry
2022-07-17 | Winnipeg, Canada – MACRO : World Polymer Congress
2021-08-13 | Montréal, Canada – Biennial World Chemistry Congress
2021-08-13 | Montréal, Canada – Biennial General Assembly
2021-05-16 | Jeju, Korea Rep – MACRO : World Polymer Congress
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General Assembly (every 2 years, in odd years - in conjunction with Congress since 1997); Council (meets at General Assembly); Executive Committee; Bureau. Other Standing Committees (9): E-XE2257 - Chemical Research Applied to World Needs (CHEMRAWN Committee); Chemistry and Industry (COCI); Chemistry Education (CCE); Publications and Cheminformatics Data Standards (CPCDS); Interdivisional Committee on Terminology, Nomenclature and Symbols (ICTNS); Evaluation; Finance; Project; Pure and Applied Chemistry Editorial Advisory Board (PAC-EAB). Sub-committees. Divisions (8): Physical and Biophysical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry; Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry; Polymer; Analytical Chemistry; Chemistry and the Environment; Chemistry and Human Health; Chemical Nomenclature and Structure Representation. E-XE7233 - IUBMB-IUPAC Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (JCBN).
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