self-assembly, molecular cage, confined cavity, intermolecular interaction
This symposium will focus on new chemistry in the “confined spaces” constructed of molecules and molecular assemblies. In recent years, the synthetic methodology of molecular cages and capsules has undergone an explosive development by using a wide range of intermolecular interactions and chemical bonds. Coordination chemistry has made an outstanding contribution to this development, and a variety of new fascinating structures have been prepared by coordination bonds and its combination with other interactions. Depending on the size and shape of the molecular cages, the confined cavities display unusual chemical properties and reactivities, which cannot be found in other media. Therefore, further exploration of such molecular confinement effects will create new chemistry related not only to coordination chemistry, but also inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, materials chemistry, physical chemistry, surface chemistry, bio-inspired chemistry, and supramolecular chemistry. This symposium will provide participants with opportunities for highlighting recent hot topics in this field, discussing research details, exploring potential scientific cooperation, and making enduring and valuable personal connections among active chemists.