Swiss Chemical Society

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The Swiss Chemical Society (SCG) is an association that aims to promote chemical science, inform the public about chemistry issues and represent the interests of chemists . According to its own information, it has around 2,700 members.


The company was founded in 1992 through the merger of the Swiss Chemical Society (founded in 1901) and the Swiss Association of Chemicals (founded in 1920) under the name of the New Swiss Chemical Society . In 2001 it was decided to remove the “new” from the name.


The association publishes the following magazines:

  • Helvetica Chimica Acta , founded in 1917 and published since 1918 by the publishing house Helvetica Chimica Acta, belonging to John Wiley & Sons .
  • CHIMIA - International Journal for Chemistry; also a member journal of the SCS, founded in 1947 as a specialist journal of the Swiss Chemical Association.


The association awards the Paracelsus Prize for the life's work of internationally recognized chemists, the Werner Prize for young scientists, the Sandmeyer Prize for industrial chemists, the Grammaticakis-Neumann Prize for researchers in the fields of photochemistry , photophysics or molecular photobiology and other prizes.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ The Swiss Chemical Society (SCG). Swiss Chemical Society, accessed on February 28, 2020 .
  2. ^ Verlag Helvetica Chimica Acta, Zurich
  3. Helvetica Chimica Acta at Wiley-VCH Verlag
  4. ^ History of the SCG ( Memento from July 24, 2015 in the Internet Archive )