Prof. Nicholas A. Kotov, University of Michigan, USA
Prof. Mark MacLachlan, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Prof. Eiji Yashima, Nagoya University, Japan
Prof. Eric Meggers, Philipps-Universität Marburg, GERMANY
Prof. Steve Goldup, University of Southampton, UK
Prof. Dr. Hai-Bo Yang, East China Normal University, China
Chiral-at-metal; Chiral space; Anisotropic materials; Interfacial coordination chemistry; Supramolecular chemistry
The session "Coordination Asymmetry" will focus on the design and synthesis of asymmetric coordination sphere and development of anisotropic assembly method with theory, experiments, and measurements of metal complexes by understanding metallic elements as well as three-dimensional control of the coordination sphere, reaction, and physical properties.One of the ultimate goals of chemistry is to control the absolute and relative configurations of all elements and design the chemical bonds between the elements. Therefore, controlling the absolute configuration and asymmetry of the metallic center is an important key to open up science for new materials of metallic elements that account for approximately 80% of the periodic table. We have developed a new scientific principle "Coordination Asymmetry" by the development of methodologies to build asymmetry and chirality of structural and electronic states with metal complexes and supramolecular assembly. With this area of study, new scientific principles are created for the design methods of asymmetric coordination sphere such as chiral-at-metal complexes and multi-scale anisotropic assembly, and the fundamental concepts related to molecular architecture and the hierarchical structure architecture will bring about a paradigm shift by penetrating into not only coordination chemistry but all fields related to material science. The new scientific principle "Coordination Asymmetry" therefore would open up matchless new academic fields for chiral material chemistry by coming up with innovations for material creation research based on coordination chemistry.