S19 Coordination asymmetry

Professor Nobuo Kimizuka, Kyushu University, Japan
Professor Toshiharu Teranishi, Kyoto University, Japan
MANA Principal Investigator Katsuhiko Ariga, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, NIMS, Japan
Professor Eric Meggers, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany
Professor Jonathan Niitschke, University of Cambridge, UK
Professor Hai-Bo Yang, East China Normal University, China

Keywords of the session

Chiral-at-metal; Chiral space; Anisotropic materials; Interfacial coordination chemistry; Supramolecular chemistry

Scope of the session

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.