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Division of Organometallic Chemistry

Mission statement

Being an active, trusted, and sustainable voice of EuChemS on any matters relating to the large and interdisciplinary field of fundamental and applied organometallic chemistry, providing and coordinating activities such as congresses, schools and workshops of interest for students, researchers and others interested in or actively employing organometallic chemistry

Division History

Following the founding of the Federation of European Chemical Societies in 1970, it was decided to establish a Working Party on Organometallic Chemistry at the General Assembly in 1972.

The Polish Chemical Society organized the inaugural meeting which was held in April 1974 in Nieborów in Poland. This first group represented 11 Societies from 10 countries (names of delegates in parentheses): Austria (K. Schlögl), Belgium (M. Gielen), Czechoslovakia (V. Chvalovský), Federal Republic of Germany (H. Lehmkuhl), France (J. Tirouflet and J. Deschamps), Ireland (D. A. Brown), Italy (G. Costa), Poland (S. Pasynkiewicz), Sweden (M. Nilsson), Switzerland (L. Venanzi). Two additional Societies were represented by observers: The Netherlands (J. G. Noltes) and United Kingdom (E. Abel, K. Wade).

Professor Stanislav Pasynkiewicz was elected as the Chaiman.

The 1st European Conference on Organometallic Chemistry was held in September 1976 in Jabłonna near Warsaw, Poland.

The Working Party has published six editions of the booklet “Organometallic Research Centres in Europe”. The printing of the first four editions was financed by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker. The last edition was published in 1995.

Notes based on the recollections and records of Prof. Antoni Pietrzykowski (second secretary of the Working Party) and Prof. Jan Čermák (former president of the Division).

Former Chairs

Stanislav Pasynkiewicz

April 1974 – September 2001 (since 2001 Honorary Chairman)

Peter Kündig

September 2001 – September 2007

Helena Grennberg

September 2007 – September 2014

Jan Čermák

September 2014 – November 2020

Martin Albrecht

November 2020 –

Division Board (2021-2023)


Martin Albrecht

Departement für Chemie, Biochemie und Pharmazie, Universität Bern, Switzerland


Beatriz Royo

ITBQ, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal


Montserrat Diéguez

inNCAT, Facultat de Química, Universitata Rovira i Virgili, Spain


Rinaldo Poli

Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, Toulouse, France


Ana C. Albéniz

Centro de Innovación en Química y Materiales Avanzados

Universidad de Valladolid

Real Sociedad Española de Química

Martin Albrecht

Departement für Chemie & Biochemie

Universität Bern

Société Suisse de Chemie – Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft

Jan Čermák

Department of Bioorganic Compounds and Nanocomposites

Czech Academy of Sciences

Česká společnost chemická

Montserrat Diéguez

Departament de Química Física i Inorgànica

Universitat Rovira i Virgili.

Societat Catalana de Química

Vladimir Dimitrov (Observer)

Institute of Organic Chemistry, Centre of Phytochemistry,

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Съюз на химиците в България

Kees Elsevier

Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences

University of Amsterdam

Koninklijke Nederlandse Chemische Vereniging

Helena Grennberg

Department of Chemistry

Uppsala University

Svenska Kemisamfundet

Marko Hapke

Institute of Catalysis

Johannes Kepler University Linz

Gesellschaft Österreichischer Chemiker

Vidar Jensen

Department of Chemistry

University of Bergen

Norsk Kjemisk Selskap

Janusz Lewinski

Faculty of Chemistry

Warsaw University of Technology

Polskie Towarzystwo Chemiczne

Alceo Macchioni

Dipartimento di Chimica, Biologia e Biotecnologie

Università di Perugia

Società Chimica Italiana

Uno Mäeorg

Institute of Chemistry

University of Tartu

Eesti Keemiaselts

David Milstein

Department of Organic Chemistry

Weizmann Institute of Science

האגודה הכימית בישראל

Steven Nolan

Department of Chemistry

Ghent University

Koninklijke Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging

Jun Okuda

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry

RWTH Aachen University

Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker

Stanislav Pasynkiewicz (Honorary Chair)

Faculty of Chemistry

Warsaw University of Technology


Rinaldo Poli

Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS


Societé Chimique de France

Martin Putala

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Comenius University, Bratislava

Slovenská chemická spoločnosť

Gerasimos Rassias

Department of Chemistry

University of Patras

Ένωση Ελλήνων Χημικών

Timo Repo

Department of Chemistry

University of Helsinki

Suomalaisten Kemistien Seura

Beatriz Royo

Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Sociedade Portuguesa de Química

Elena Shubina

A.N.Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compound

Russian Academy of Sciences

Российское химическое общество им. Д.И. Менделеева

Cristian Silvestru

Department of Chemistry

Babes-Bolyai University

Societatea de Chimie din Romania

Rita Skoda Földes

Institute of Chemistry

University of Pannonia

Magyar Kémikusok Egyesülete

Troels Skrydstrup

Department of Chemistry

University of Aarhus

Kemisk Forening

Allan J. B. Watson

School of Chemistry

University of St. Andrews

Royal Society of Chemistry



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