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  Objective of KCS Activities

The Korean Chemical Society (KCS) strives to contribute to the advancement of science and technology with a commitment to academic and technological enhancement and promotion of chemistry and its application.

  • Enhancement of the Korean chemical community with a variety of academic activities Popularization of chemistry and cultivation of future chemists through chemical education activities
  • Improvement of the Korean chemical industry by spearheading industrial-educational cooperation
  • Globalization of the Korean chemical community through active participation in international affairs
  • Advancement of the chemical community through close cooperation among chemical academic groups
  • Enhancement of information utilization in the chemical sector with a systemic chemistry information database


Academic journals and magazines published by KCS

  • Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (monthly journal : SCI)
  • The Journal of the Korean Chemical Society (bimonthly journal)
  • Chemical Education (quarterly magazine)
  • ChemWorld (monthly magazine)

Other Publishing activities

- Educational materials for college students

  • Laboratory Manual for General Chemistry
  • Video Guide for General Chemistry Laboratory
  • Video Demonstration for General Chemistry
  • Experiments in Physical Chemistry
  • Let's Play with Chemistry (Korean version of 1991 ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CHEERY IN THE LAB OF SHAKHASHIRI)
  • Translation of "DIDAC 1-5"
  • Translation of "Oxygen"

- Information sources provided by KCS

  • Directory of Chemical Scientists in Korea
  • Directory of Chemical Products and Manufacturers in Korea
  • Glossary of Chemical Terms in Korean
  • Nomenclature of Inorganic Compounds in Korean
  • Nomenclature of Organic Compounds in Korean (2000)
  • References such as the Directory of Chemical Scientists in Korea, Directory of Chemical Products and Manufacturers in Korea, Chemistry Dictionary, etc.
  • Database of journals published by KCS
  • Database of environmental subjects in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Internet site on the World Wide Web, URL : KC (

  Meetings, Conventions and Seminars

  • Organizes biannual (April and October) KCS national meetings
  • Supports meetings organized by divisions, regional chapters and sections of KCS
  • Organizes and participates in international meetings

  International Activities

  • An affiliate member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) since 1985
  • Active member of the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS) since 1979
  • Works with other international chemical societies to hold joint symposia
  • One of co-sponsoring societies of Pacifichem 2005, 2010 and 2015

  Chemical Education and Outreach Programs

  • Since 1991 a participant in International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) Received the first-place award at the 31st IChO (Bangkok, Thailand) and the 33rd IChO (Mumbai, India)
  • Sponsors "Scientific Invention Contest"
  • Contributes to the development of secondary chemical education through activities of Secondary Education Division
  • Supports activities of teachers in secondary schools
  • Compiles chemical terms and nomenclature of chemical compounds in Korean language
  • Provides professional education in chemistry and chemical sciences through:
    - Industrial Chemistry Symposium
    - Analytical Chemistry Symposium