Non-covalent Interactions in Coordination Systems (#161)

In the past decades, a large number of coordination compounds, ranging from zero-dimensional supramolecules to three-dimensional coordination polymers, have been prepared from a variety of transition metal ions with different oxidation states and coordination geometries in combination with organic and/or inorganic ligands. In many cases, intramolecular and intermolecular non-covalent interactions, such as hydrogen-bonding, metallophilic, pi-pi, and ionic interactions, strongly affect the overall structures of the resulting compounds to induce unique functionalities. Thus, the controlled introduction of non-covalent interactions in coordination compounds is greatly desirable for the future innovational development of coordination chemistry, i.e. selective host-guest aggregation, controllable magnetic/electronic interaction, reversible molecular switching, environmental sensor, covalent bond activation, and catalytic activity. This symposium will focus on coordination systems, in which intra- and/or intermolecular non-covalent interactions play an important role to their structures, properties, and functionalities.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015