Prof. Jan J. Weigand, TU Dresden
Prof. Antonella Dalla Cort, Sapienza University
Prof. Jonathan Nitschke, University of Cambridge
Prof. Cameron Kepart, The University of Sydney, Australia
Supramolecular Chemistry, Functional Materials, Nano Materials
Supramolecular chemistry is perhaps the most substantial field and major research theme in coordination chemistry since the 1987 Nobel Prize to three of its pioneers, Jean-Marie Lehn, Donald Cram and Charles Pedersen. Many of the recent developments and innovations in coordination chemistry have been attained by the great development of supramolecular chemistry. This fascinating field of chemistry has been attracting intense interest and ever increasing participation over the past four decades. Furthermore, the awarding of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "the design and synthesis of molecular machines" jointly to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa, is testament to the impact this field of chemistry has had. Given the current interest in the field, we would like to propose a session/symposium on "Functional Supramolecular Chemistry". This will have an interdisciplinary theme to attract as many chemistry areas as possible, for example, self-assembly, molecular recognition, host-guest, chemosensor, metal-directed synthesis, MOFs, inclusion, catalysis, and metallosupramolecular chemistry. The interdisciplinary nature of the symposium will open up new opportunities to make new friends and to start collaborations with domestic and internationally prominent scientists. The participant will taste new domains of supramolecular chemistry and share their recent outstanding achievements.