We are a catalyst for the minds that are shaping chemistry’s future. The Royal Society of Chemistry is an international, non-profit organisation that connects chemical scientists with each other, with other scientists, and with society as a whole. Founded in 1841 and based in London, we have an international membership of 50,000 and a respected publishing and knowledge business. We use our surplus to give thousands of chemical scientists the support and resources they need to make vital advances in chemical knowledge.
There are so many areas of human and animal health – developing medicines, cutting air pollution, working in antibiotic resistance, progressing medical devices and prosthetics – in which chemistry plays a vital role, prolonging and improving life.