Topics & Session Chairs

The ICCC2022 program will include the 8 different thematic sessions described below. Each thematic session will be handled by national and international chairs, who will make a joint selection of Invited Lectures (ILs) and Oral Communications (OCs).

 

Presenting authors (for oral and/or poster communications) will be invited to choose carefully the most appropriate topic destination to their contribution. In particular, they are asked to focus on the most relevant content(s) of their work in order to make the most appropriate TOPIC choice.

 

A couple of examples are given hereafter for the sake of clarity as to help authors with the correct topic choice:

 

(a) An abstract describing the synthesis of novel coordination compounds of the f-block elements and their application in homogeneous catalysis. If the focus of the contribution is the compounds synthesis and structural or chemico-physical features, the most appropriate destination will be T2. In contrast, should the authors want to highlight the catalytic results more than the synthetic aspect, the most appropriate topic will be T5.

 

(b) An abstract describing the preparation of magnetic coordination compounds for applications in medicine/biology. If the focus of the contribution is the synthesis and characterization of the compounds, the most appropriate destination will be T4. If the author wants to highlight the bio-implications of the study more than the synthetic aspects, the most appropriate topic will be T8.

 

Session Chairs and Organizers reserve the right to modify the authors’ original topic choice, on the basis of the abstract scientific contents and of the number and type of contributions received.

T1: Coordination Chemistry of d-block Elements: Synthesis, Characterization and Theoretical Studies

The symposium dedicated to this topic will feature synthesis, characterization (structure, original bonding modes, etc.), fundamental reactivity and theoretical studies of organometallic and coordination compounds of d-block elements, including molecular metal-oxides (polyoxometalates), inorganic clusters and nanoparticles, hybrid systems, chiral complexes (with chirality stemming from the coordination geometry or from a chiral ligand). T1 will also celebrate the active Italian community of organometallic and coordination chemistry from both fundamental and applied viewpoints by hosting the Interdivisional Group of Organometallic Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society.
Main sub-areas of T1 will be:

 

  • d-block organometallics and coordination compounds: synthesis, characterization and reactivity
  • clusters and polyoxometalates (POMs)
  • chiral d-block coordination compounds
  • computational studies on d-block coordination compounds
  • applied organometallic chemistry (CoGICO)

 

The following National and International Session Chairs will alternate in chairing T1 throughout the conference proceedings (provisional list in alphabetical order):

 

Prof. Carles BO, ICIQ, Spain.

Prof. Marcella BONCHIO, University of Padua, Italy.

Prof. Bas DE BRUIN, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Prof. Osamu ISHITANI, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.

Prof. Stuart MACGREGOR, Heriot-Watt University, UK.

Prof. Carlo NERVI, University of Turin, Italy.

Prof. Gianfranco PACCHIONI, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy.

Prof. Rinaldo POLI, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France.

Prof. Fabio RAGAINI, University of Milan, Italy.

Prof. Francesco RUFFO, University of Naples, Italy.

T2: Coordination Chemistry of s-, p- and f-block Elements: Synthesis, Characterization, Reactivity and Theoretical Studies

Presentations under this topic will describe recent advances made in the coordination chemistry of main group (s- and p-block) elements as well as the latest advances in the synthesis and characterization of compounds containing rare earths and actinides. These presentations will not only document the synthesis, the characterization and the reactivity of new bonding motifs and topologies in coordination complexes, but also the development of novel synthetic strategies and applications, along with fully computational studies.
Main sub-areas of T2 will be:

 

  • s-, p- and f-block coordination compounds: synthesis, characterization and reactivity
  • chiral s-, p- and f-block coordination compounds
  • computational studies on s-, p- and f-block coordination compounds

 

The following National and International Session Chairs will alternate in chairing T2 throughout the conference proceedings (provisional list in alphabetical order):

 

Prof. Mauro BOTTA, University of Eastern Piedmont Amedeo Avogadro, Italy.

Prof. Vito CAPRIATI, University of Bari, Italy.

Prof. Bas DE BRUIN, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Prof. François GABBAI, Texas A&M University, USA.

Prof. Stuart MACGREGOR, Heriot-Watt University, UK.

Prof. Gianfranco PACCHIONI, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy.

Prof. Francesco RUFFO, University of Naples, Italy.

Prof. Alexander A. TRIFONOV, Nizhny Novgorod State University, Russia.

T3: Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), supramolecular chemistry and self-assembly

This symposium will bring together expertise in the areas of MOFs, coordination polymers, metallo-supramolecular chemistry and metal ions self-assembly. Contributions will focus on the current state-of-the-art and the future perspectives in the chemistry of these materials, their synthesis, characterization, computational studies and applications of assorted nature in all fields of chemistry and physics. The bottom-up construction of non-trivial topological structures, molecular devices and machines, and hard and soft materials based on coordination compounds, will also be discussed.
Main sub-areas of T3 will be:

 

  • Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
  • Supramolecular chemistry & self-assembly
  • Molecular machines
  • Coordination Polymers (CPs)

 

The following National and International Session Chairs will chair T3 throughout the conference proceedings (provisional list in alphabetical order):

 

Dr. Andrea ROSSIN, Institute of Chemistry of OrganoMetallic Compounds, ICCOM-CNR, Italy.

Prof. Kay SEVERIN, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland.

Prof. Takashi UEMURA, University of Tokyo, Japan.

T4: Coordination compounds with luminescent and/or nonlinear optical properties and molecular magnetic materials: synthesis and applications

Luminescent and nonlinear optically active coordination compounds are attracting increasing interest because of their potential applications in photonics and optoelectronics. The session is expected to showcase recent advances in design, synthesis and characterization of luminescent and/or nonlinear optically active coordination compounds; it will show how it is possible to modulate their electronic and optical properties using an external trigger, and their use in assorted applicative fields like optical communications, light-emitting devices (OLEDs, LEECs), luminescent probes for bioimaging and as sensors for bioactive molecules in solution. In this thematic symposium, contributions focusing on the interplay between coordination chemistry and spin-related properties of materials are also welcome. Synthetic engineering of coordination environments promises understanding and control of electronic structure, vibrations and spin dynamics relevant to all flavors of magnetic properties including quantum information processing.
Main sub-areas of T4 will be:

 

  • luminescent and/or nonlinear optically active coordination compounds synthesis and characterization
  • Molecular magnetic materials: synthesis and applications
  • Coordination compounds for applications in optics and electronics

 

The following National and International Session Chairs will alternate in chairing T4 throughout the conference proceedings (provisional list in alphabetical order):

 

Prof. Jesper BENDIX, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Prof. Paola CERONI, University of Bologna, Italy.

Prof. Véronique GUERCHAIS, Rennes Institute of Chemical Sciences, France.

Prof. Max MASSI, Curtin University, Australia.

Prof. Dominique ROBERTO, University of Milan, Italy.

Prof. Roberta SESSOLI, University of Florence, Italy.

T5: Homogeneous catalysis and activation of small molecules

This session brings together scientists involved in the field of catalytic reactions in solution, featuring elements from across the Periodic Table. Contributions are aimed to stimulate discussions about new or already known catalytic reactions, possibly combined with mechanistic investigations based on experimental or computational studies. A fundamental emerging field of homogeneous catalysis is the activation of chemically inert small molecules and their use as synthetic building blocks or in chemical energy storage. In this topic, we will also collect contributions on small molecule activation and reactivity by coordination complexes, including, for example, (i) H2, O2, N2, NO and N2O binding and reactivity; (ii) redox functionalization of organic substrates by CO2 and CO; (iii) use of CO2 as a C1-feedstock; (iv) C–H bond functionalization with O2, N2O, NH3; (iv) H2O splitting.
Main sub-areas of T5 will be:

 

  • Homogeneous catalysis: processes and mechanistic investigations
  • Coordination compounds for activation of small molecules

 

The following National and International Session Chairs will alternate in chairing T5 throughout the conference proceedings (provisional list in alphabetical order):

 

Dr. Luca GONSALVI, Institute of Chemistry of OrganoMetallic Compounds, ICCOM-CNR, Italy.

Prof. Barbara MILANI, University of Trieste, Italy.

Prof. Laurel L. SCHAFER, University of Ottawa, Canada.

Prof. Sven SCHNEIDER, University of Göttingen, Germany.

T6: Heterogeneous catalysis, applied catalysis for sustainable industrial processes, nanoscience & nanotechnology

The topic deals with all aspects related to the preparation, characterization, modelling and reactivity of heterogeneous catalysts originated from coordination compounds, with particular attention to the relationship between catalyst selectivity and the molecular approach in its synthesis. Single-site well-defined heterogeneous catalysts obtained by organometallic and coordination compounds represent a key example of the winning strategy to achieve highly active and selective catalysts for industrially relevant processes. Additionally, this session also collects examples of relevant nanomaterials where coordination chemistry plays a relevant role in determining their properties. It will include: hybrid materials, host-guest ordered materials, DSSC and perovskite solar cells, functionalized nanocarbons, quantum dots and low-dimensional materials, surface engineered materials. T6 will also host the Interdivisional Group of Catalysis of the Italian Chemical Society with contributions focused on catalysis for sustainable industrial processes.
Main sub-areas of T6 will be:

 

  • Heterogeneous catalysis: processes and mechanistic investigations
  • Nanoscience and nanotechnology
  • Applied catalysis for a more sustainable chemical industry (GIC)

 

The following National and International Session Chairs will alternate in chairing T6 throughout the conference proceedings (provisional list in alphabetical order):

 

Prof. Fabrizio CAVANI, University of Bologna, Italy.

Prof. Gabriele CENTI, University of Messina, Italy.

Prof. Mizuki TADA, Nagoya University, Japan.

Prof. Jing-Lin ZUO, Nanjing University, China.

T7: Coordination compounds for energy applications, sustainable and environmental chemistry

This session focuses on the applications of coordination chemistry in energy production and storage with emphasis in processes based on renewable sources. Contributions are expected on the utilization of coordination complexes as catalysts (molecular, immobilized, and nanosized) for water splitting, H2 evolution, water oxidation, CO2 reduction, H2 storage/release in/from suitable molecules, Fisher-Tropsch reactions, as well as antenna systems, photosensitizers, redox mediators, membranes. Within this thematic session, the latest advances in electrochemistry, coordination chemistry and materials science for the photochemical, electrochemical and photo-electrochemical processes in diverse applications are also welcome, with studies in the fields of operando diagnostics, in situ characterization of high reactive intermediates and fuel cells. Finally, the topic includes green chemistry studies on the exploitation of renewable carbon (biomass, CO2, waste) for efficient production of fine chemicals, intermediates, and value-added end-products with low energy input, reducing emissions and saving natural resources.
Main sub-areas of T7 will be:

 

  • Coordination compounds for energy applications
  • Green and sustainable chemistry
  • Electrochemistry and photochemistry applications

 

The following National and International Session Chairs will alternate in chairing T7 throughout the conference proceedings (provisional list in alphabetical order):

 

Prof. Angela DIBENEDETTO, University of Bari, Italy.

Prof. Kuo-Wei HUANG, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.

Prof. Alceo MACCHIONI, University of Perugia, Italy.

Prof. László T. MIKA, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary.

Prof. Francesco PAOLUCCI, University of Bologna, Italy.

Prof. Dmitry YAKHVAROV, Kazan Federal University, Russia.

T8: Bioinorganic chemistry, ion recognition and sensing

This session will be mainly devoted to address the vital roles of metals to perform a dizzying array of unique biological functions. This session will welcome contributions from the following topics: (1) metalloproteins, and biomimetic/bioinspired catalytic systems; (2) metal-based drugs, inorganic or hybrid nanomaterials and targets in the diagnosis, imaging and treatment of diseases; (3) chemical approaches to interrogate or therapeutically alter the metallo-biology of cellular redox regulation, pathogenesis, cancer, immune diseases and neurodegeneration; (4) strategies in the commercialization of metal-based therapeutic, diagnostic and theranostic agents; (5) metal ion recognition, sensing and transport by nature and by tailor made receptors/chemosensors and materials; (6) process control, environmental monitoring, food analysis, medical diagnosis and imaging of metals, but also metal ion regulation and transport in biological systems; (7) selective sensing of anionic and neutral guest species by metal complexes; (8) stimulus-responsive metal complexes and tracing of metal ions in biological systems.
Main sub-areas of T8 will be:

 

  • Metals in biology and metalloproteins
  • Metals in medicine, therapeutics and diagnostics
  • Ion sensing and ion recognition

 

The following National and International Session Chairs will alternate in chairing T8 throughout the conference proceedings (provisional list in alphabetical order):

 

Prof. Alessandra CRISPINI, Università della Calabria, Italy.

Prof. Patrick GAMEZ, ICREA and University of Barcelona, Spain.

Prof. Thorri Gunnlaugsson, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Prof. Zijian GUO, Nanjing University, China.

Prof. Vito LIPPOLIS, University of Cagliari, Italy.

Prof. Paola TURANO, University of Bologna, Italy.