Professor Peter Ford, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Professor Guido Clever, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Professor Katsuhiko Ariga, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
Professor Zhong-Ning Chen, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, China
photochemistry, photophysics, polynuclear compounds, supramolecular system, intermolecular interactions
Photochemistry and photophysics of coordination compounds have progressed rapidly in the 21st century. The target for these studies are widespread ranging from simple mononuclear complexes to polynuclear complexes, nanoclusters, and supramolecular metal complexes (metallosupramolecular systems) including ligand-bridged oligomeric complexes, metal–organic frameworks (MOFs)/porous coordination polymers (PCPs), and donor–acceptor complexes supported by covalent bonds or non-covalent weak interactions such as hydrogen bonding, van-der Waals, and metallophilic interactions that are observed in the solid-state, in solution, and at heterogeneous interfaces. Such studies have developed novel and more complex luminescent systems which can be applied to many fields such as organic light-emitting materials, chromic materials, sensors, and bio-imaging. This session will focus on recent advances in coordination chemistry, photochemistry, and photophysics of various photofunctional systems based on the polynuclear and supramolecular coordination systems including MOFs/PCPs. We strongly hope that this session will gather exciting new topics and insights on experimental/theoretical studies on coordination photochemistry and photophysics to further accelerate future development of new photofunctional systems and devices.