Chemical Societies

American Chemical Society

Since 1876

With more than 163,000 members, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe.

Our Mission and Vision: We are dynamic and visionary, committed to “Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.”This vision ─ developed and adopted by the ACS Board of Directors after broad consultation with the membership ─ fully complements the ACS Mission statement, which is “to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.” Together, these two statements represent our ultimate reason for being and provide a strategic framework for our efforts.

What We Do: The Society publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. We also give more than $22 million every year in grants for basic research in petroleum and related fields.We also play a leadership role in educating and communicating with public policy makers and the general public about the importance of chemistry in our lives. This includes identifying new solutions, improving public health, protecting the environment and contributing to the economy.

Royal Society of Chemistry

Since 1841

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world's leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. With 49,000 members and a worldwide knowledge business that spans the globe, we are the UK's professional body for chemical scientists; a not-for-profit organisation with 170 years of history and an international vision for the future. We promote, support and celebrate chemistry. We work to shape the future of the chemical sciences - for the benefit of science and humanity.

Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker

Since 1867

The Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) is the largest chemical society in continental Europe with members from academe, education, industry and other areas. The GDCh supports chemistry in teaching, research and application and promotes the understanding of chemistry in the public. The society, a registered charity, was founded in 1949 but builds on a long tradition that began in 1867 when its first predecessor organization, the Deutsche Chemische Gesellschaft was founded in Berlin.

Société Chimique de France

Since 1857

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The Chemical Society of Japan

Since 1878

The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ), initially named the Chemical Society, was founded in 1878 by approximately twenty motivated and enthusiastic young scholars wishing to advance research in chemistry. Later, it was renamed The Tokyo Chemical Society, and eventually given the present English name of "The Chemical Society of Japan." In 1948, it merged with the Society of Chemical Industry, founded in 1898. Thus the CSJ has a history encompassing 130 years, with a current membership exceeding 34,000, and is one of the most affluent academic societies in Japan, covering most areas of pure and applied chemistry.It has contributed and circulated the results of chemical research to chemists and industry throughout the world. The prime mission of the CSJ is to promote chemistry for science and industry in collaboration with other domestic and global societies. Above all, the overriding purpose of the Society is to contribute to the betterment of human life.To pursue these missions, the Society holds various academic conferences, lecture meetings and publishes journals and books. Today, the world shares common pressing issues, interests relating to energy, food, environmental problems, safety, human health and education, which require a rapid exchange of information in every field of research with other countries.The CSJ has a long history in chemical education and in its outreach program to the public. These activities have recently been redoubled to heighten public awareness, and to stress the importance of chemistry's role in solving the many problems besetting people and the environment today.

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