Welcome to the Periodic Table of Patents

This is a different take on the usual Periodic Table of Chemical Elements: for each element we refer to patents, which disclose real or potential practical inventions using the elements and their compounds and physical and chemical properties.

This Periodic Table of Patents celebrates the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT 2019) and takes the opportunity of bringing the world of the chemical sciences and intellectual property (i.e. patents) together. Sometimes the patent world confirms the conventional knowledge about the use and application of the elements, while at other times, it reveals a completely unexpected picture.