S17縲Physical inorganic chemistry — from classic to frontier —

Professor Takashiro Akitsu, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Professor Kazuo Miyamura, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Assistant Professor Tomohiko Hamaguchi, Fukuoka University, Japan
Associate Professor/Associate Editor of RSC Adv. Hongqi Suni, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Professor Ron Naaman, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Professor Mauricio Alcolea Parafox, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
Professor Edward I. Solomon, Stanford University, USA

Keywords of the session

Crystal structures, electronic states, spectroscopy, magnetism, theory and computation

Scope of the session

As coordination chemistry predominantly dealt with physical aspects of inorganic metal complexes historically (for example, strerochemistry of Werner-type complexes, characterization with X-ray crystallography and/or electronic and infrared spectroscopy, and theoretical interpretation with ligand field theory or deriving principle such as spectrochemical sereies), 窶徘hysical inorganic chemistry窶 (correlation between coordination structures and electronic states) has been one of the fundamental and important principles of all the fields of coordination chemistry. Nowadays, however, as advanced experimental or computational techniques, new aspects of physical inorganic chemistry of metal complexes have been developed such as synchrotron or neutron crystallography, short-time or multi-measurements of spectroscopy, functionally important measurements (magnetism, emission, redox and so on), and computational methods such as DFT, QM/MM, MD, using big data and so on. Furthermore, not limited in conventional types of metal complexes, the concept of coordination compounds must be developed for example, nano-scale clusters of SMM or SCM, supramolecular complexes, bioinorganic complexes contained in proteins, DNA or other biochemical molecules, or functional hybrid materials made by adsorbing surface of solids, including nano-materials or composing electric devices. For these new systems, such principles of physical inorganic chemistry should be applied with proper modification or new idea, if necessary. In this session, any topics about 窶徘hysical inorganic chemistry窶 (from classic to frontier) are welcomed and discuss both summary of past and present fundamental as well as the sign of future developments in this field.