Chemistry and Society

Chemistry and Society

The International Year of the Periodic Table – IYPT2019

The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is one of the most significant achievements in science. 2019 will be the 150th anniversary since Dmitry Mendeleev discovered the Periodic System.


All around the globe celebrations will take place in 2019.

The United Nations has designated 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table.

Element Scarcity – EuChemS Periodic Table

Museum of Chemistry at the University of Genoa

On October 23, on the occasion of the Mole Day, has been inaugurated the Museum of Chemistry of the University of Genoa. The collection, set in the historical laboratories from the early 1900s, exhibits around 650 chemical equipment used in the Genoese University for research or for educational purposes. They date back to the second half of the 1800s, a period that, thanks to Stanislao Cannizzaro, present in Genoa from 1855 to 1861, gave a strong impetus to the modernization of structures and. the acquisition of new scientific instruments.

Vegetable oil collection

RICICLOLIO Project: Collection and recovery of used domestic cooking oil to obtain environmentally-friendly biofuel.

An innovative model of collaboration between public administration and private entities.  The collection was managed directly by private companies and public authorities have provided the areas for collection. The schools were also involved in a “competition” where the winner was the institution that collected the highest quantity of oil per student.