Professor Sneana Zaric, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Professor Jean-Ping Lang, Soochow University, China
Dr. Xiaodi Su, A*STAR Institute for Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore
Molecular conductor, Magnetism, Dielectric property, Field effect, Photo-induced phenomena, Theory
Weak intra- and inter-molecular interactions are crucial in all facets of chemistry, including coordination chemistry. These may be responsible for certain catalytic behaviour, stabilize reactive species and give rise to important spectroscopic/diagnostic events. In the realm of supramolecular chemistry, weak intermolecular interactions are the mainstay of molecular recognition events and supramolecular assembly in the condensed phase. In recognition of the importance of weak interactions in coordination chemistry, it is proposed to organise a full-day symposium broadly divided amongst two key themes: i) the importance of such interactions in chemical processes, e.g. catalysis, and ii) delineating weak intermolecular interactions of importance to the coordination chemistry community in terms of relevance to supramolecular chemistry. It is expected that this symposium will draw together researchers in the field of weak interactions drawn from practitioners and theoreticians in both aspects to be covered.