International Year of Chemistry

IYC 2011

Dr. Morton Hoffman Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society Presented at The 2nd Cape Cod Science Café April 29, 2011

International Year of Chemistry
• Increase the public appreciation of chemistry toward meeting world needs. • Increase the interest of young people in chemistry. • Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry.

• Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mme. Curie’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the International Association of Chemical Societies (precursor to IUPAC).

ACS Celebrates IYC 2011 • National and local section activities promoted by the Committee on Community Activities on the themes of IYC. • “365: Chemistry for Life” Each day of IYC will highlight a different aspect of chemistry, the people who practice it, and how it addresses the needs of the modern world.

365: Chemistry for Life
Friday, April 29, 2011

Catalytic Converter
In 1969, a patent was issued for the catalytic converter, which uses chemical reactions to turn noxious automotive emissions into less harmful gases.

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