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The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) is a scientific, international, and non-governmental organization that serves to advance the worldwide aspects of the chemical sciences and to contribute to the application of chemistry in the service of Mankind. As an objective body, IUPAC can address many global issues involving the chemical sciences.  IUPAC is a member of the International Council for Science (ICSU).  


The U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (USNC/IUPAC) represents the interests of the U.S. chemical sciences community in IUPAC. The committee serves to build global interaction among research communities and promote advances in chemical sciences and technology at the international level through participation in biennial IUPAC Congresses and General Assemblies and support of IUPAC-sponsored activities, such as the IUPAC Young Observer Program

The USNC/IUPAC meets biannually, holding a breakfast meeting at the national meetings of the American Chemical Society (ACS). These meetings are open to interested parties and invitations are extended to many U.S. residents active in IUPAC. The committee also holds periodic virtual meetings - by phone or videoconferencing - to continue the work of the committee.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1708170. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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