S35-Non-covalent interactions in functional coordination systems

Organizers
Professor Takumi Konno, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Japan
Professor Makoto Tadokoro, Faculty of Science Division I, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Professor Kuang-Lieh Lu, Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Professor Malcolm Halcrow, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, UK
C.N.R.S. Researcher Stéphane Baudron, University of Strasbourg, France


Keywords of the session

Non-covalent interactions, Design and Synthesis, Molecular and crystal structures, Functionalities


Scope of the session

In the past decades, a large number of coordination compounds with fascinating metallosupramolecular structures 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 these metallosupramolecular structures, intramolecular and intermolecular non-covalent interactions, such as hydrogen-bonding, metallophilic, and π-π 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. We welcome papers on the design and creation of coordination structures that have unique spatial arrangement of molecular units and/or interesting solid state functionalities. Dimensional coordination frameworks based only on coordination bonds, i.e. MOFs, are outside the target of this symposium