ICCAS (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)) was founded in 1956 and is one of the China's important chemical research institutions with international reputation. Since its establishment, ICCAS has received 293 National, Ministry and regional awards. In more than a decade, ICCAS has been among the top institutions in China in terms of SCI publications and SCI citations. The continuous increase of the number of high impact journal papers demonstrates the strength and ability of the ICCAS for innovative basic research. ICCAS also leads on the number of patent application and patent award among the institutes of the CAS. A number of them have been used in the national economic and defence development.