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American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW
Washington DC 20036
(202) 872-4600
(800) 227-5558

The ACS is a self-governed individual membership organization that consists of more than 163,000 members-60% from industry, at all degree levels. This provides ample opportunity for peer interaction, regardless of your professional or scientific interests. There are 33 ACS divisions, representing a wide range of disciplines for chemists, chemical engineers and technicians.

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
2540 Olentangy River Road
P.O. Box 3012
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Tel: 614-447-3600
Fax: 614-447-3713

CAS is a team of scientists, creating and delivering the most complete and effective digital information environment for scientific research and discovery. CAS provides pathways to published research in the world's journal and patent literature--virtually everything relevant to chemistry plus a wealth of information in the life sciences and a wide range of other scientific disciplines--back to the beginning of the 20th century.

Since 1907, CAS has indexed and summarized chemistry-related articles from more than 40,000 scientific journals, in addition to patents, conference proceedings and other documents pertinent to chemistry, life sciences and many other fields. In total, abstracts for more than 20 million documents are accessible online through CAS. CAS is a division of the American Chemical Society.

American Crystallographic Association
PO Box 96
Ellicott Station
Buffalo, NY 14205-0096
Tel: (716) 856-9600 ext. 379
Fax: (716) 852-4846 http://www.hwi.buffalo.edu/ACA

The American Institute of Chemists (AIC)
515 King Street, Suite 420
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Tel: 703-836-2090
Fax: 703-684-6048

The American Institute of Chemists (AIC) is a national, non-profit organization. The purpose is to promote the relevance of the chemical profession and its practitioners to society. It engages in a broad range of programs for professional enhancement through its prestigious Fellow membership category, awards program, certification programs, meetings, publications and public relations activities.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
3 Park Ave, New York, N.Y., 10016-5991, U.S.A.
Tel. Toll Free: 1-800-AIChemE, (1-800-242-4363)
Tel. International: (212) 591-8100
Fax: (212)-591-8888

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers, AIChE, was founded in 1908. AIChE is a professional association of more than 50,000 members that provides leadership in advancing the chemical engineering profession. Its members are creative problem-solvers who use their scientific and technical knowledge to develop processes and design and operate plants to make useful products at a reasonable cost. Chemical engineers are also at the forefront of research to assure the safe and environmentally-sound manufacture, use, and disposal of chemical products. AIChE fosters and disseminates chemical engineering knowledge, supports the professional and personal growth of its members, and applies the expertise of its members to address societal needs throughout the world.

Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF)
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Tel: (215)925-2222-221
Fax: (215) 925-1954

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) seeks to advance the heritage and public understanding of the chemical and molecular sciences by operating a historical research library; discovering and disseminating information about historical resources; encouraging research, scholarship, and popular writing; publishing historical materials; conducting oral histories; creating exhibits; and taking other appropriate steps to make known the achievements of chemical and molecular scientists and engineers and of related sciences, technologies, and industries.

Society of Albanian Chemists
Faculty of Natural Sciences
University of Tirana
Tel: +355 42 27 669
Fax: +355 42 26 724
E-mail: imalo@fshn.tirana.al

Argentina Chemical Society
Asociacin Qumica Argentina (AQA)
Snchez de Bustamante 1749
C1425DUI Buenos Aires - ARGENTINA
Tel./Fax: (54-11) 4822-4886
E-MAIL: info@aqa.org.ar


  • To foster the spirit of co-operation among people interested in the chemistry and related sciences
  • To promote the progress of chemistry and related sciences
  • To look the needs of its members and provide assistance to academic, and industrial areas for the development of chemistry.

Asociacion Nacional de Quimicos de Espana (ANQUE)
Apartado de correos 6049
47080 Valladolid
E-mail: polyfemo@luna.gui.uva.es

The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
1/21 Vale Street
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051
Tel: +61 3 9328 2033
Fax +61 3 9328 2670

The Royal Australian Chemical Institute [RACI], founded in January 1917, is both the qualifying body in Australia for professional chemists and a learned society promoting the science and practice of chemistry in all its branches. The Institute has 9,800 members and was granted a Royal Charter in 1932. It is concerned with the teaching and practice of chemistry and with the application of chemistry in industry, academia and government authorities. Thus, it represents and caters for the professional needs of all chemists, providing various activities and services that encompass the profession of chemistry in Australia. The Institute is committed to maintaining and improving the status of the profession of chemistry. A salary survey of the profession throughout Australia is undertaken annually with the report and results published in the Institutes magazine.

Bangladesh Chemical Society
10/11 Eastern Plaza
Sonargaon Road
Dhaka - 1205
Fax: +880 2 864250
E-mail: bcsir@bangla.net

Bolivian Chemical Society
Casilla 13514
La paz
Tel: +591 2 794164
Fax: +591 2 359491

Chemical Society of Botswana
Tel: +267 355 2503
Fax: +267 355 2784
Secretary General: Dr R R Majinda

Brazilian Chemical Association
Rua Alcindo Guanabara 24 Conj 1606
13 Andar
CEP 20031-130
Rio de Janeiro
Tel: +55 21 262 1837
Fax: +55 21 262 6044/ 290 9196

Brunei Chemical Society
Brunei Darussalam Institute of Chemistry
Chemistry Department
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Bandar Seri Begawan 2028
E-mail: jamil@ubd.edu.bn

Bulgarian Chemical Society
Faculty of Chemistry
University of Sofia
J Bourchier Bd 1
1126 Sofia
Tel: +359 2 6256 294
Fax: +359 2 9625 438
Secretary General: Professor Dr Lachestar Petrov

The Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC)
130 Slater Street, Suite 550
Ottawa, ON K1P 6E2, Canada
Tel: 613-232-6252
Fax: 613-232-5862
E-mail: info@cheminst.ca
Toll free: 1-888-542-2242

The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) is the national technical association representing the field of chemistry and the interests of chemists in industry, academia, and government. The CSC was incorporated in 1989, has its head office in Ottawa, and is governed and funded by its membership. As one of the Constituent Societies of The Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC), the CSC forms key strategic alliances and partnerships with the other CIC Societies, and with other provincial, national, and international organizations, to facilitate the achievement of common goals in chemistry, science, and engineering.

Canadian Society for Chemical Technology (CSCT)
130 Slater Street, Suite 550
Ottawa, ON K1P 6E2, Canada
Tel: 613-232-6252
Fax: 613-232-5862
E-mail: info@cheminst.ca
Toll free: 1-888-542-2242

The Canadian Society for Chemical Technology is the national technical association of chemical and biochemical technicians and technologists, with members across Canada who work in industry, government or academia. The purpose of the Society is the advancement of chemical technology, the maintenance and improvement of standards of practitioners and educators and the continual evaluation of chemical technology in Canada. The objectives of the Society include:

  • To maintain a dialogue with educators, government and industry;
  • To assist in the technology content of the education process of technologists;
  • To attract qualified people into the professions and the Society;
  • To develop and maintain high standards in the profession and enhance the usefulness of chemical technology to industry and the public.

Chinese Chemical Society (CCS)

The Chinese Chemical Society was founded in 1932. CCS members are required to be university or college graduates of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other related disciplines. At present CCS consists of 63 group members and 6500 registered individual members (among them, 2800 are active participants). General Assembly of CCS is held annually.

Council for Chemical Research (CCR)
1620 L Street NW #620
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-429-3971
Fax: 202-429-3976

The Council for Chemical Research (CCR) is an organization based in Washington, D.C., whose membership represents industry, academia, and government. CCR was formed in 1979 to promote cooperation in basic research and encourage high quality education in the chemical sciences and engineering. The mission of the CCR is to enhance research in chemistry-based sciences, engineering, and technology that benefits society and the national well-being, through productive interactions among industrial, academic, and governmental research sectors. CCR's membership represents most of the U.S. chemical research enterprise, currently comprising more than 200 companies, universities, and government laboratories with a combined R&D budget of more than $7 billion.

Croatian Chemical Society
(Hrvatsko kemijsko drusÿtvo)
Marulicev trg 19/II
10000 Zagreb
Tel: +385 1 4828298
Fax: +385 1 4829958
E-mail: ccsoc@emma.irb.hr

Pancyprian Union of Chemists
PO Box 8361
2093 Nicosia
Tel: +357 2 780521
Fax:+357 2 316434
E-mail: tsimicha@spidernet.com.cy

The Pancyprian Union of Chemists (PUC), is the chemical society for Cypriot chemists. It has over 550 members. The society was founded in 1960. It was at that time when the Republic of Cyprus was established. Its aim is to provide Communication and Information Exchange with chemists, employment services to newcomers, protection of the profession of chemists via the Chemists Registration Law and many other PUC activities dealing with the national and European affairs. PUC publishes the quarterly magazine Chemica Nea (Chemical News Magazine) in Greek, which is distributed to all registered members of the PUC and to an additional 100 subscribers in Cyprus and Greece. The Society participates in different committees of the House of Representatives as well as in many other national committees as an Advisory Body. The executive committee of the PUC has now 7 members and is elected every two years by the members general assembly. According to the latest Memorandum of the Society, which has been revised in 1996, the executive committee will, from now on, consist of 9 members.

Czech Chemical Society
Novotnéholvka 5
CZ-116 68
Praha 1
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 2 2108 2383
Fax: +420 2 2222 0184
E-mail: csch@csch.cz

The Danish Chemical Society
Universitetsparken 5
DK-2100 Kabenhavn
Tel: +45 3532 0123
Fax: +45 3532 0133

The Danish Chemical Society is a forum for Danish Chemists and other with an interest in Chemistry The Danish Chemical Society participate in international cooperations through the organisations Federation of European Chemical Societies (FECS) and International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

Estonian Chemical Society
Akadeemia tee 15
12618 Tallinn
Tel: 372 2 6204300;6204302
Fax: 372 654 7524

The Estonian Chemists's Society (ECS) was founded by three Estonian chemists in 1919 soon after Estonia gained its independence. It was the first scientific society formed in independent Estonia. The Society has played an active role in organizing and promoting the interests of Estonian chemists and chemical engineers. ECS sponsors the Estonian Chemistry Conferences, which are held annually. The Society's committees have expanded the present modern Estonian chemical terminology (English-Estonian-Russian Dictionary of Chemistry, 1998, 703 pages), and the Society has also played an active role in promoting environmentally sustainable technology. The Society maintains close relations with Finnish Chemical Society and American Chemical Society.

The Chemical Society of Ethiopia
Department of Chemistry
Addis Ababa University
PO Box 1176
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: 251-1-126276
Fax: 251-1-551244
E-mail: chemistry.aau@telecom.net.et

The Chemical Society of Ethiopia was founded in 1983. The aims of the Society are: (1) to develop and promote chemistry education and research, (2) to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas through professional publications and regular meetings, (3) to popularize chemistry especially in schools, (4) to enhance the participation and collaboration of professional chemists in matters pertaining to national policies in curriculum development and the training of chemists, (5) to establish close relationships among chemists and other professionals engaged in chemistry-related fields of activities so as to increase the role of chemistry in national development, (6) to promote the improvement of the qualifications of members, and (7) to establish and strengthen links with other societies, national and international, which pursue similar aims.

European Chemical Society (ECS)
ECS Secretariat:
Department of Chemistry
Université Catholique de Louvain
Btiment Lavoisier
Place Louis Pasteur, 1
B-1348 Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium
Fax: +32-10-478033

The European Chemical Society aims:

  • to promote European Chemistry both inside and outside Europe.
  • to network and unite chemists at the European level.
  • to circulate information among European Chemists.
  • to provide a forum for European Chemists.
  • to speak for European Chemists with a single voice.
  • to strive to attain full recognition of Chemistry by the EU and other such organisations.
  • to promote public awareness and appreciation of Chemistry.
  • to encourage the young research students to become actively involved in the Society.

Société Française de Chimie (FRANCE)
250 rue Saint-Jacques
75005 Paris
Tel: +33 1 40 46 71 60
Fax: +33 1 40 46 71 61
E-mail: sfc@sfc.fr

Association of Greek Chemists
27 Kaningos St.
106 82 Athens, Greece
Tel: 3821524 - 3832151
Fax: 3833597
e-mail: info@eex.gr

The Association of Greek Chemists is the chemical society of Greek Chemists. It was founded in 1932, is a legal authority under the supervision of the Ministry of Development , and is, according to its constitutional law, an official advisor to the state on Chemistry matters. Its aim is to promote the science of Chemistry in industry, education and research within the country and abroad, and thus contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of Greece. Also, its goal is to promote the chemical profession in the country, protect the benefits and the professional rights of chemists, and contribute to the collaboration and solidarity among its members. The Association of Greek Chemists has approximately 8000 registered members who are all University graduates and is the only scientific organization that is representing legally the Greek Chemists in state committees in the country and abroad.

Hong Kong Chemical Society
c/o Government Laboratory
Ho Man Tin Government Offices
88 Chung Hau Street
Tel: +852 2852 4069
Fax: +852 2714 4083

Hungarian Institute of Chemistry
Institute of Chemistry
Chemical Research Center
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
PO Box 17
1525 Budapest
Director of the Institute: Gabor Palinkas
Tel: +36 1 325 7750
Fax:+36 1 325 7750
E-mail: palg@cric.chemres.hu

The Institute of Chemistry was founded in 1954. From the beginning, research on the relationship between the structure and reactivity of molecules played a central role in its activities. The Institute has carried out pioneering work in several disciplines in Hungary. Its activity covers fundamental as well as applied research topics on chemistry and related subfields. The scientific output is represented by 220-240 papers in international journals and 20-30 books, book chapters and conference proceedings, annually. The Institute currently has a staff of ca. 350, incl. 150 scientists. Among the latter, seven are members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 27 hold D.Sc. and 60 Ph.D., C.Sc. degrees.

Hungarian Chemical Society
Foutca 68. H-1027
Tel: +36 1 201 6883
Fax: +36 1 201 8056
E-mail: mail1.mke@mtesz.hu

Indian Chemical Society
University Science College Bldgs
92 Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road
Calcutta 700 009

Indonesian Polytech Network
Jalan Palem Putri Atas 80 Palm Hills Est
City Cilegon
West Java 42435
Tel: +62 254 601 501 Ext. 615
Fax: 62 254 340 350

The International Isotope Society

The mission and principal aims of the international isotope society are to encourage throughout the scientific community the advancement in knowledge of the synthesis, measurement, and applications of isotopes and isotopically labeled compounds through the effective promotion of awareness and actions on key issues by providing a communications network and forum through its membership.

Within this mission statement the international isotope society will focus on the following:

  • organize symposia, courses, and workshops.

  • provide an interface with other professional groups and societies internationally.

  • provide a forum for discussions between those working with isotopes in education, research, and industry thereby also to assist in the improvement of qualifications, knowledge, and usefulness of scientists through the highest standards of professional ethics, education, and achievements.

  • authoritatively present achievements to the general public though publications and other promotional activities thereby fostering public welfare, awareness, and education.

  • provide an interface with governmental bodies internationally.

  • assist in the provision of links between academic and industrial activities.

  • promote and sponsor training in the synthesis and use of isotopes and isotopically labeled compounds at the University level.

Overall, the international isotope society aims to promote the uses of isotopically labeled compounds for studies to further improve the quality of life worldwide.

International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry

International Union of Crystallography

Iraqi Chemists Union
PO Box 8011

Institute of Chemistry of Ireland
c/o Science Section
Royal Dublin Society
Dublin 4
E-mail: info@instituteofchemistry.org

The Institue of Chemistry is the professional body representing chemists in Ireland. Its members are chemists who satisfy the requirements of the Institute with regard to qualifications and experience. The Institute promotes the study of chemistry, sets professional standards and organises lectures, meetings and social events for its members. It offers advice and comment to Government in areas relevant to the profession. Irish Chemical News, the official journal of the Institute is published twice yearly.

The Israel Chemical Society
Dept. of Chemistry
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
PO Box 653
Beer-Sheva 84105
Tel: +972 7 646 1196
Fax: +972 7 647 2943
E-mail: ashani@bgumail.bgu.ac.il

The Israel Chemical Society (ICS) is a registered organization dedicated to the advancement of pure and applied chemistry, both nationally and internationally. Its aims are:

  1. To recruit members among chemists residing in Israel, as well as among chemists residing abroad who might wish to join the Society.
  2. To nurture and advance the science of chemistry and its applications.
  3. To represent the Israeli chemical community in scientific institutions abroad and to maintain contacts with these institutions.
  4. To issue publications relating to the advancement of chemistry.
  5. To foster chemistry teaching.
  6. To initiate scientific meetings.
  7. To foster the image of chemistry among the public.
  8. To engage in activities in support of the above aims.
  9. To solicit contributions and funds in aid of the Society's goals.

SCI - The Italian Chemical Society
Viale Liegi, 48c
00198 Rome
Tel. +39 06 8549691
Fax +39 06 8548734

The Italian Chemical Society, founded in 1909, erected in Moral Agency on 1926, numbers currently approximately 5,000 enrolled. Fundamental objective of the SCI is the spreading of chemical science and its applications to evidence the importance that it covers in the modern society.

Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ)
1-5, Kanda-Surugadai
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8307, Japan
Tel: +(81)3-3292-6161
Fax: +(81)3-3292-6318
URL: http://www.chemistry.or.jp

The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ), initially named the Chemical Society, was founded in 1878 by twenty or so motivated and enthusiastic young scholars wishing to advance research in chemistry. Later it was renamed The Tokyo Chemical Society, and eventually given the present name of "The Chemical Society of Japan". In 1948 it merged with the Society of Chemical Industry, founded in 1898. Thus CSJ has a history encompassing more than 110 years, with a current membership exceeding 38,000, and is one of the more flourishing academic societies in Japan, covering most areas of pure and applied chemistry.

Jordanian Chemical Society
Email: jorchem@jorchem.org
Mobile: 00962 777495804
P.O. Box 13070 Amman 11942

The Jordanian Society of cosmetic sciences
URL: http://www.cosmarabia.org

The Korean Chemical Society
635-4, Yeoksam-dong
Seoul 135-703, Korea
Tel: +82-2-3453-3781
Fax: +82-2-3453-3785
E-mail: kcschem@neon.kcsnet.or.kr

The Korean Chemical Society, founded by 53 chemists on July 7, 1946, is the official academic society of the Korean chemists and held international conventions to celebrate its 25th (in 1971) and 50th (in 1996) in Korea, and the member society for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS). The Society consists of the 13 Regional Chapters and the Academic Divisions. The Korean Chemical Society with more than 5,000 chemists actively working in all fields of chemistry strives to promote chemistry in Korea and to contribute to the development of Korea. The Korean Chemical Society is trying to help the Korean Chemists actively and contribute to the prosperity of all humankind through the 21st century with the slogan, "Green Chemistry, Clean World".

Kuwaiti Chemical Society
PO Box 39151
Nuzhah 73052
Tel: +965 251 0351
Fax: +965 252 2096

Latvian Chemical Society
Prof. I. Kalvinsh (President)
21 Aizkraukles Street
LV-1006 Riga
Tel: +371 755 3233
Fax: +371 782 8114
E-mail: kalvins@osi.lanet.lv

The Laboratory Robotics Interest Group

The LIRG is a rapidly growing special interest group focused on robotics applications in the laboratory. Our membership consists of over 6,000 scientists and engineers. We have Mid Atlantic, New England, SouthEast, Bay Area, San Diego, NorthWest, and Europe chapters. Most of the members are from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry with others from the chemical, agriculture, cosmetic, food, and specialty industries. Five meetings are held each year in which our members' experiences in automation are presented. Among the topics discussed are the uses of laboratory robotics in high throughput screening, drug discovery, combinatorial chemistry, chemical synthesis, compound purification, compound distribution, data management, pharmaceutical dosage form sample preparation, dissolution testing, bioanalytical technology, chemical analysis, solid phase extraction, validation, and product formulation. A typical meeting consists of a social period followed by two or three presentations with discussions afterward. Posters are viewed during the social period. Job openings may be posted or announced. Vendor's Nights are held to allow the vendors to present their products to the group. We are a non-profit group.

Lithuanian Chemical Society
Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology
2600 Vilnius
K-Pozelos 48

G A Gostauto
Vilnius LT 2600
Tel: +370 2 61 2663
Fax: +370 2 61 7018

Association des Chimistes Luxembourgeois (ACHIL)
16 rue J. Theis
9286 Diekirch
Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg
162A Avenue de la Faiencerie
L-1511 Luxembourg
Secretary General: Jean-Claude Kaell
Tel: +352 46 66 44 354
Fax: +352 46 66 44 355

Society of Chemists and Technologists of Macedonia
Institute of Chemistry
Arhimedova 5
P.O.Box 161
Skopje, Macedonia
Tel: (389-91) 117-055
Fax (389-91) 226-865
Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy
R. Boskovic 16
Skopje, Macedonia
Tel: (389-91) 364-588
Fax (389-91) 365-389

The Society was founded in 1946 as an association of scientific, research workers as well as technicians who are active in chemistry, applied chemistry and technology. It is part of the Institution of Engineering-Scientific Societies and Unions of the Republic of Macedonia. The Council of the Society, responsible for its administration, consists of 11 memebers elected by secret ballot by the General Assembly.

Malawi Chemical Society

Institiut Kimia Malaysia
129B Jalan Aminuddin Baki
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
60000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel/Fax: +60 371 89909
E-mail: beeong@pc.jaring.my

Mendeleev Chemical Society
Krivokolenny Per 12
101907 Moscow
Tel: +7 095 928 43 51
Fax: +7 095 923 43 54
Secretary General: Natatya Kossinova
Prof N N Kulov
Department of International Relations
E-mail: kulov@ionchran.msk.ru

The Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society is a voluntary noncommercial public organization uniting specialists in chemistry working in the fields of scientific investigations, industry, education. The scope of the Society consists in furthering the progress of chemistry, the chemical industry and the teaching of chemistry in Russia. The total number of fully registered members is now in excess of 1800 (Jan'2000).

Mexican Chemical Society
(Sociedad Quemica de México, A.C.)
Av. Barranca del Muerto No. 26
Col. Crédito Constructor
Delegacian Benito Juarez
C.P. 03940 México, D.F.
Tel: +52 5 386 02 55
Fax: +52 5 386 29 05
E-mail: webmaster@relaq.mx

Mongolian Chemical Society
The Department of Natural Product Chemistry
The Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology
Mongolian Adademy of Sciences
Ulaanbaatar-51 Mongolia
Fax: +976 1 453334
E-mail: monchemi@magicnet.mn

Nepal Chemical Society
Nepal Cultural Associetion Building

Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV)
Burnierstraat 1
2596 HV The Hague
Tel: + 31 70 3469406
Fax: +31 70 3615197
E-mail: kncv@kncv.nl

The Royal Netherlands Chemical Society KNCV, founded 15 April 1903, is the professional organisation for chemists and chemical engineers in The Netherlands. Current membership is approximately 14,000.

The New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC)
NZIC Office
PO Box 39-283
Ph +64-9-535 6495
Fax: +64-9-535 3476

Aims and Constitution:
The objects for which the Institue is established are:

  • To promote the science and practice of chemistry in all its branches and the usefulness and efficiency of persons engaged therein.
  • To raise the status and to advance the interests of the profession of chemistry and of those engaged therein.
  • To provide for the delivery of lectures, and the holding of exhibitions, classes and conferences calculated to advance the cause of chemistry.
  • To promote honourable practice, to repress malpractice, to settle disputed points of practice and to decide all questions of professional usage and etiquette.
  • To admit persons to be members (honorary or otherwise) of the Institute upon such terms and to confer on them such rights and privileges as may be determined from time to time and to suspend, expel or remove from membership any persons.
  • To subscribe to, support or co-operate with any other association, society or institute whether incorporated or not the objects of which are similar to those of the Institute.
  • To collect and circulate statistics and other information relative to any branch of chemistry.
  • To purchase, print, publish, issue and circulate such papers, periodicals, books, leaflets and other literary undertakings as may appear relevant to any of the objects of the Institute.
  • To take any gift of property, whether subject to any special trust or not, for any one or more of the objects of the Institute.
  • To award certificates on such terms and conditions as may from time to time be determined and to provide a Register of holders of certificates of the Institute and to obtain power to grant legally recognised certificates of proficiency provided that every certificate granted shall show on the face of it that it is merely a certificate granted by the Institute either upon the results of an examination approved by the Institute or by reason of the original membership of the Institute of the perosn to whom it is issued. All certificates issued by the Insitute shall remain the property of the Institute and shall be surrendered to the Institute on demand.
  • To cancel any certificate issued to members upon cessation of membership.
  • To take any other lawful steps to promote the progress of chemistry and the welfare of those engaged in its study and practice. Provided always that nothing in the Rules of the Institute shall affect any of the provisions of "The Phamacy Act 1908" and any Acts ammending the same or take away any power of right conferred on any person or body by or under any of the said Acts.

Chemical Society of Nigeria
Dr. C. A. Nwadinigwe
c/o Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry
University of Nigeria
Nsukka Enugu Sate
Tel: +234 42 771 372 or +234 42 770 603
Fax: +234 1 497 3023 (National Secretariat, Lagos)
E-mail: misunn@aol.com

Norwegian Chemical Society
Kjemisk Institutt
p. boks. 1033 Blindern
0315 Oslo
Tel: 22 85 55 56
Fax: 22 85 54 41
E-mail: tore.benneche@kjemi.uio.no
Secretary General: Tore Benneche

The Norwegian Chemical Society (NKS) was founded in 1893. The objective of the society is to promote the interest and understanding of chemistry and chemical technology with respect to teaching and research. The society also represents norwegian chemists ininternational fora. A brief treatise of the history of NKS is presented in norwegian in NKS 100r-historien. The most recent yearbook was issued in 1998. The activities in NKS for the most part take place in the local branches and in the professional divisions. There are currently eight local branches and six professional divisions. The local branches arrange meetings and excursions. The professional divisions organize a number of scientific seminars, exhibitions and meetings.

Chemical Society of Pakistan
Dr. Din Mohammad (Secretary General)
c/o New Laboratories
P.O. Box 1356
E-mail: hejric@digicom.net.pk

Papua New Guinea Institute of Chemistry
University of Papua New Guinea
PO Box 320

Sociedade Quimica del Peru
Av. Nicol‡s de Aran’bar 696
Santa Beatriz
Lima 1
Apartado Postal : 14-0576
Lima 14
Tel: +51 1 472 3925
Fax: +51 1 265 9049
Contact: Miguel Angel Chong
E-mail: mchong@pucp.edu.pe

Integrated Chemists of the Philippines
NSRI Building
U P Diliman
Quezon City

Polish Chemical Society
Freta 16
00-227 Warsaw
Tel: +48 22 831 13 04
Fax: +48 22 831 13 04
E-mail: toganicz@bilbo.cbmm.lodz.pl

Sociedade Portuguesa de Quimica
Av. da Republica, 37- 4
1050 Lisbon
Tel: +351 217934637
Fax:+351 217952349
E-mail: spq@spq.pt

Romanian Chemical Society
c/o The Romanian Academy
Calea Victoriei nr. 125
Bucharest 71102

Serbian Chemical Society
Karnegijeva 4
PO Box 35-08
11 001 Belgrade
Tel/Fax: +381 11 3370 467
E-mail: SHD@elab.tmf.bg.ac.yu

The Serbian Chemical Society, one of the oldest scientific societies in Europe and the tenth oldest chemical society in the world, was founded in Belgrade in November, 1897. The Serbian Chemical Society has a rich history. Although interrupted by frequent wars and occupations, the Society has achieved important results.

Slovak Chemical Society
Radlinskeho 9
812 37 Bratislava
Tel: +421 7 5249 5205, +421 7 5932 5299
E-mail: schs@chtf.stuba.sk

Slovenian Chemical Society
Hajdrihova 19
SI-1000 Ljubljana
tel: +386 61 1760 252
Fax: +386 61 1259 244
e-mail: chem.soc@ki.si

Slovenian Chemical Society was established in 1951. It unites professionals in the field of chemistry, chemical technology and chemical engineering with the purpose to:

  • enhance the progress in all spheres of chemistry, chemical technology and chemical enineering through exchange of experience and popularization of the achviements in the area;
  • cares for the professional knowledge of its members;
  • unite them into organized activities;
  • establish connections with other organizations active in the field of chemistry.

Today Slovenian Chemical Society has 1300 members. Membership in the Society is open to any professional in the field of chemistry, chemical technology and chemical engineering or similar sciences as well as to students. The rights of the members are to vote and to be elected to all Society agences, to make proposals for Society's activities programme, to take part in accepting resolutions at the Society's assembly and to take part in the work of commissions. The duties od the members are to carry out tasks prescribed by the statut, to fulfill the resolutions accepted by the Society agences, to respect the Code of Professional Ethics and to pay the membership fee.

South African Chemical Institute (SACI)
Postal Address: PO Box 93480
Yeoville, 2143
Street Address: 18A Gill Street
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: +27 11 487 1543
Fax: +27 11 487 1543

Chemical Society of the South Pacific
c/o Chemistry Department
University of the South Pacific
PO Box 1168
E-mail: maata_m@usp.ac.fj or AALBERSBERG@usp.ac.fj

Real Sociedad Espanola de Quimica
Facultade de Quimica
Universidad Complutense
28040 Madrid
Tel: + 34 91 394 43 61
Fax: + 34 91 543 38 79
Secretary General: Professor C Acebal Sarabia

Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Vidya Mandiraya
Colombo 7
Tel: +94 1 691298
E-mail: icheme@itmin.com or icheme@slt.net.lk

Swedish Chemical Society
Wallingatan 24 3 tr
111 24 Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 411 52 60/80
Fax: +46 8 10 6678
E-mail: agneta@chemsoc.se

New Swiss Chemical Society
c/o Ciba
P O Box
CH-4002 Basel
Tel: +41 61 696 6796
Fax: +41 61 696 6985
E-mail: nscg.darms@group.novartis.com
Secretary General: Dr Roland Darms

The Swiss Chemical Society represents chemistry in the broadest sense in Switzerland and in international organizations. It notably engages in:

  • Information, discussion and education in all fields of pure and applied chemistry including economical, ecological and social perspectives. For this purpose it organizes and supports scientific meetings, workshops and other activities that serve the chemical community in Switzerland. A current list of all higher Swiss educational institutions concerned with chemistry in its broadest sense is available here.
  • Activities that promote the interests of chemists in Switzerland and in international professional organizations.
  • Publications like Helvetica Chimica Acta and CHIMIA.

Chemical Society of Thailand
c/o Faculty of Science
Mahidoc University
Rama VI Road
Bangkok 10400
E-mail: fscispp@ku.ac.th

Chemical Society of Turkey
Halaskargazi Gad No. 53 D 8
80230 Istanbul
Tel: +90 1 240 73 31
Fax: +90 212 231 70 37

Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
Davis Building
165-189 Railway Terrace
RUGBY, Warwickshire, CV21 3HQ
tel: +44-(0)1788 578214
Fax: +44-(0)1788 560833

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) was founded in 1922 as a qualifying and professional body for chemical engineers. These original roles, and the accompanying one of a learned society, have continuously expanded and today IChemE has a membership approaching 25,000 in number.

The Molecular Graphics & Modelling Society

The Molecular Graphics & Modelling Society is the only international society which is dedicated solely to the interests of molecular modelling and all related aspects of computational chemistry. The Society is a registered charity and non-profit making organisation, established in 1981. The current membership is approximately 500. Members come from a wide variety of disciplines and geographical spread including most of the European countries, North America, Japan and Australia.

The Society organises an annual meeting which currently rotates between continental Europe, the UK and the rest of the world. An American chapter of the Molecular Graphics & Modelling Society was formed in 1987, and a similar chapter was recently formed in Germany. These regional chapters and the UK committee of the Society each organise smaller meetings which are focussed on one particular aspect of molecular modelling. In the UK there are about three meetings a year. All meetings are open to all members.

Members enjoy a reduced subscription fee to all meetings of the society. The charitable status of the Society means that membership is inland revenue accredited and thus can be offset against tax. Meetings deal with computational aspects of drug and pesticide design, protein and nucleic acid structure, molecular mechanics and dynamics research, applications of quantum mechanics and advances in all aspects of computational hardware and computer graphics. An important aspect of selected meetings is the chance to see some of the latest commercially available hardware and software at the associated exhibition.

In conjunction with Elsevier, the Society publishes the Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling. The journal appears 6 times a year in alternate months. The journal is published in full colour and is devoted to high quality practical and theoretical papers on the use of computers for the investigation of molecular structure, function and interaction. Members can choose to subscribe to this publications at a greatly reduced rate.

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Burlington House
Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA
tel +44 (0) 20 7437 8656 (switchboard)
Fax +44 (0) 20 7437 8883

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Thomas Graham House
Science Park
Milton Road
Cambridge CB4 0WF
tel +44 (0) 1223 420066 (switchboard)
Fax +44 (0) 1223 423623

Welcome to the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Learned Society for chemistry and the Professional Body for chemists in the UK with over 46,000 members worldwide. The Society is a major publisher and provider of chemical information, supports the teaching of chemistry at all levels, organises hundreds of chemical meetings a year and is a leader in communicating science to the public.

Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)
14/15 Belgrave Square
London, SW1X 8PS
T: +44 (0) 20 7598 1500
F: +44 (0) 20 7598 1545

The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) is an international association of individual members from over 70 countries. Its international headquarters are in London, UK, and hasoffices in Scotland and the USA. Ever since its foundation in 1881, SCI's principal object has been to further the application of chemistry and related sciences for the public benefit. The Society provides an important interface between industrial, academic and other interests. Although the majority of SCI's activities still take place in Great Britain, a large percentage of current members live in other parts of the world.

Ukranian Chemical Society
Dimitriva 9-A
252005 Kiev

Chemical Society of Vietnam
Dr. Le Van Nguyen (General Secretary)
2 Pham Ngu Lao-
Hoan Kiem District
Tel/Fax: +84 4 8267498
E-mail: nguyencsv@netnam.org.vn

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