Celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

Cherish the 150-Year History of Modern Chemistry!


Learn more about the Table and the Elements with Springer!

UNESCO © Springer2019 is a special year for chemists. It marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements and the United Nations and UNESCO have designated this year the "International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019)". The year is also marked by the 100th Anniversary of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC100).

To celebrate this special year we provide a platform where you can find Springer's publications which are most relevant to the IYPT2019. The contents will be continuously updated throughout the year with new books, articles, Editorials, Special Issues and more. We hope that the platform will bring you new insights and understanding of the Periodic Table and chemical elements!

Editorial: The Role of the Periodic Table in the 21st Century

Michael P Mingos  © SpringerSome have suggested that the Periodic Table is one of the most fruitful ideas in modern science and that it is comparable to Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, proposed at approximately the same time. Leading chemistry journals and book editors/authors are marking the 150th anniversary by producing editions which recount the historical development of the Periodic Table and giving an insight into some of the many alternative ways for representing it​​​​​​​. Prof D. Michael P. Mingos discusses the history of the Periodic table and how the leading book series Structure and Bonding will mark this important anniversary with two special volumes to be published later this year. Read the full text

Prof D. Michael P Mingos FRS is an Emeritus Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford and Series Editor of the internationally renowned review series Structure and Bonding. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1992 and the European Academy of Sciences in 2017. He has received many prizes – the most recent was the Blaise Pascal Medal in 2017.

Articles and Books on the Periodic Table

Enjoy reading the lecture texts and Editorial about the periodic table and chemical elements. All are freely accessible and downloadable.

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ChemTexts: The Textbook Journal of Chemistry 

Editor-in-Chief: Fritz Scholz


                 IYPT cheminfomatics cover image © Springer

Technical implications of new IUPAC elements in cheminformatics by John W. Mayfield, Roger A. Sayle


Journal of Cheminformatics

Editors-in-Chief: Egon Willighagen & Rajarshi Guha


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Editorial (Based on an interview with professor Tibor Braun the founding editor of our journal) by Zsolt Révay


Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 

Editor-in-Chief: Zsolt Révay


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Welcome to the year of the periodic table by Gábor Lente


Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis

Editor-in-Chief: Gábor Lente


                  Structural Chemistry cover image © Springer

Year of the periodic table: Mendeleev and the others by Balazs Hargittai, Istvan Hargittai


Structural Chemistry

Editor-in-Chief: Istvan Hargittai


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Transition Metal Chemistry; past, present and future by Marcus C. Durrant


Transition Metal Chemistry

Editor-in-Chief: Marcus C. Durrant

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Coming soon...

A new book, "The Periodic Table – How it has guided chemists for 150 years" (tentative title) in the book series, Structure and Bonding, will be published soon. You can learn the essence of the volumes from this Editorial by the Series Editor, Prof D. Michael P. Mingos.

InChI – an activity of IUPAC

InChi-trust_infographic © SpringerInChi stands for the IUPAC International Chemical Identifier developed by the IUPAC and the InChi Trust of which Springer Nature is a member. It is a unique identifier of a chemical structure which serves as its digital signature. InChi is essential as the only structure representation standard and it is freely available to the scientific community. Find out more about InChi from here!

Take a look at the infographic about InChi!  (PDF 100KB)


In the following thematic issue published in the Journal of Cheminformatics, you will find articles that demonstrate the value of InChI as an enabling technology in the world of cheminformatics and its continuing value for linking chemistry data!

The IUPAC International Chemical Identifier (InChI) and its influence on the domain of chemical information.  Editor: Antony Williams


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