The conference took place on 24-28 June 2019 in the main building of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Russia. In Russia this Conference was held for the first time in accordance with the decision of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS), which indicates a high international assessment of the scientific results of Russian scientists in this field. The Conference is a biannual event showcasing the latest work of the very best inorganic chemists. After previous meetings successfully held in Manchester (2011), Jerusalem (2013), Wroclaw (2015) and Copenhagen (2017). EICC-5 is part of the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. The conference was organized by the Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society, N.S.Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry (IGIC RAS), A.N.Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds (INEOS RAS) and A.N.Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry (IPCE RAS) in technical partnership with LLC Mesol. The Conference Chair was Prof. Aslan Tsivadze (President of Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society), Vice-Chairs Professors Yulia Gorbunova, Vladimir Ivanov, Alexander Trifonov, the conference scientific secretary – Prof. Natalia Belkova. The conference was organized with financial support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education under the sponsorship of leading Russian chemical companies and informational support of the Russian chemical journals.
The Main Conference topics
The main objective of EICC-5 was to discuss the latest achievements and exchange of experience between leading experts and young scientists in the field of inorganic chemistry. The Conference aimed identifying the topical trends in the development of inorganic chemistry as the fundamental basis for the creation of new functional substances and materials, catalysts for various chemical transformations, new sustainable energy and environmentally benign technologies.
EICC-5 gathered over 400 scientists from 30 countries. In total, during the conference, 8 plenary, 16 key and 18 invited lectures, 85 oral presentations and 27 oral presentations by young scientists were presented. 179 poster presentations were also presented. The plenary lectures were given by the leading scientists in the field of inorganic chemistry: Luisa DeCola, Matthias Driess, Marinella Mazzanti, Maurizio Peruzzini, Manfred Scheer, Vivian Yam, Zhaomin Hou, Vladimir Fedin, and Evgenii Antipov. The reports were devoted to the discussion of the problems of developing modern ideas about the structure of inorganic compounds and materials, their reactivity, inorganic reaction mechanisms, chemical analysis methods, as well as studies of substances and materials, their practical application. Particular attention was paid to the development of inorganic substances and materials with a number of functional properties: luminescent, electromagnetic, optical, chemo- and photosensitive, as well as to their biological and catalytic activity. The interdisciplinary nature of the presentations and the participation of scientists from different countries in the thematic sections of the Conference contributed to the exchange of experience and ideas between scientists working in various fields of inorganic chemistry, which is very important for the development of existing and the formation of new areas of research that take into account the demands of modern society and the development trends of scientific and technological progress.
The Best Poster Prizes were given by the New Journal of Chemistry – to Dr. Oxana Koplak (IPCP RAS, Chernogolovka, Moscow region), the Dalton Transactions – to Alexandra Zima; Novosibirsk State University), the Molecules - Annette Grünwald (Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany). Special Prizes of the EICC-5 Organizing Committee were given to Mikołaj Żychowicz (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, and Dmitriy Yambulatov; IGIC RAS, Moscow.
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