Since IUPAC was established, an enormous body of documents related to chemistry has been produced and become an important part of the foundation on which the practice of and education in chemistry are based. For someone familiar with the structure of the website, all sorts of scientific publications, technical reports, recommendations, and project reports are fairly easy to find. However, educational material and publications aimed at a non-scientific readership, whether IUPAC generated or compiled from other sources in connection with IUPAC conferences and workshops, are often scattered around and might easily be overlooked. In order to make the site more user-friendly, the index below has been designed to provide easier access to these resources.


Materials Chemistry Educational website

Materials chemistry comprises the application of chemistry to the design, synthesis, characterization, processing, understanding, and utilization of materials, particularly those with useful, or potentially useful, physical properties. This site provides information about materials, presented based on their applications. It also provides an extensive set of on-line resources, videos and lists references and books.
[project 2013-037-1-200 | ISMC]


Polymer Education website

This website is intended to serve as a means for sharing educational tools dedicated to polymer chemistry. It offers free downloads, connections to other polymer education web sites and materials for teaching about polymers. It is recommended for all people with any interest in polymers, from novices through to experts.


Brief Guides to Nomenclature

The universal adoption of an agreed nomenclature and terminology is a key tool for efficient communication in the chemical sciences, in industry and for regulations associated with import/export or health and safety. IUPAC provides recommendations on many aspects of nomenclature and terminology. The basics of organic, inorganic and polymer nomenclature, and more  terminology are summarized in the collection of Brief Guides.


E-waste:  A Global Threat

E-waste presents a global waste management challenge due to the rapid obsolesce of the technologies. Several projects have focussed on the subject. In particular as a follow-up to CHEMRAWN XXII, the Committee on Chemical Research Applied to World Needs (CHEMRAWN) has undertaken to review and compile various resources from short media to comprehensive reports, tagged to various audiences. Another outcome from the Future Actions Committee Report formulated at CHEMRAWN XXII ‘E-waste in Africa’ will be to develop a course in e-waste for university students.
[project 2020-021-2-021 | CHEMRAWN]


Other topical resources under preparation include plastic pollution, ethical guidelines, water issues, herbal drugs