Friday 21/10: Second Supramolecular Symposium in Girona

The IQCC will be organizing a special one-day symposium on Friday October 21 in the afternoon (Aula Magna, Fac. Ciències UdG, 15.30-20.00h), with three internationally renowned speakers in the field of supramolecular chemistry. In supramolecular chemistry the chemical systems are built up from molecular subunits that are held together by non-covalent interactions. These may be weak individually and yet result in strong overall forces when they are put to work in a cumulative manner. This mode of action is most usually associated with host-guest binding events (see example shown below).

(reproduced with permission from A. Lledó, Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 3770-3773)
(reproduced with permission from A. Lledó, Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 3770-3773)

The invited speakers have focused on different areas of supramolecular chemistry. Prof. Rebek focused on the design of cavitands and self-assembled capsules, Prof. Fujita on the design of metal-organic capsules and frameworks, and Prof. Cronin on inorganic biology and polyoxometalates for the design of inorganic nanostructures.

Prof. Julius Rebek Jr. Prof. Makoto Fujita Prof. Lee Cronin
Julius Rebek Jr.

(Fudan Univ.; Scripps Research Institute)

Makoto Fujita

(Univ. of Tokyo)

Lee Cronin

(Glasgow Univ.)

See here for a poster announcement of the event, and below for a schedule of the event:

  • 15.45-16.00h, Opening of the Symposium
  • 16.00-17.00h, “Recognition and Catalysis in Deep Cavitands”, by Prof. Julius Rebek Jr., Skaggs Institute, Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, USA)
  • 17.00-18.00h, “From Supramolecular Chemistry to Self-Organised Complexity”, by Prof. Lee Cronin, School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow (Glasgow, UK)
  • 18.00-18.30h, Coffee break
  • 18.30-19.30h, “Mathematical Control in the Self-Assembly of Giant MnL2n Polyhedra”, by Prof. Makoto Fujita, Department of Applied Chemistry, University of Tokyo (Japan)

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Girona!

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