Communicating chemistry

Communicating chemistry covers the practice of disseminating chemical information — be it news, discussion, data or structures — which has been improved and complicated by advances in information technology. It also includes discussion of best practices for engagement with the public, whose misunderstanding of the topic can be detrimental to the progress of the discipline.

Latest Research and Reviews

News and Comment

  • News and Views |

    Two recent back-to-back meetings conveyed a common set of ongoing challenges for the fields of organocatalysis, photoredox catalysis and photochemistry.

    • Craig P. Johnston
    Nature Chemistry 11, 400-401
  • Comments and Opinion |

    The periodic table is immensely powerful for rationalizing many different properties of the chemical elements, but would turning it on its head make some important aspects easier to understand and give everyone a new perspective on chemistry?

    • Martyn Poliakoff
    • , Alexis D. J. Makin
    • , Samantha L. Y. Tang
    •  & Ellen Poliakoff
    Nature Chemistry 11, 391-393
  • Editorial |

    In our very first issue, eight scientists shared their visions for how they thought chemistry would develop and now, ten years on, we have asked another group of researchers to look to the future. We also take this opportunity to look back and reflect on a decade of Nature Chemistry.

  • Editorial |

    Industrial publications are a very valuable and multifaceted tool for the wider catalysis community; they can foster the productive collaboration of university and corporate research laboratories, an essential partnership for the solution of important societal problems

    Nature Catalysis 1, 479-480
  • Comments and Opinion |

    QR Chem is a free resource that enables teachers and researchers to link audiences directly to three-dimensional renderings of molecules.

    • Johnny Dang
    • , Brian Lin
    • , Julia Yuan
    • , Shawn T. Schwartz
    • , Rishabh M. Shah
    •  & Neil K. Garg