Pacifichem Congress announced that they will take place only virtually (Oct 8).
A symposium entitled Photofunctions of Soft Crystals Constructed with Coordination Compounds (#254) in Pacifichem 2020 will be held on December 19-20, 2021, online.
Photofunctions of Soft Crystals Constructed with Coordination Compounds (#254)
Date: (Oral Session): December 19-20, 2021
Masako Kato (JP)
Vivian W.-W. Yam (CN)
Daniel Leznoff (CA)
Kazuyuki Ishii (JP)
Miki Hasegawa (JP)
Luisa DeCola (Univ. Strasbourg)
Hajime Ito (Hokkaido Univ.)
Jagadese J. Vittal (Nat. Univ. Singapore)
Keith Man-Chung Wong (SUSTec)
Daniel Leznoff (Simon-Fraser Univ.)
John F. Corrigan (Univ. Western Ontario)
Wenfang Sun (North Dakota State Univ.)
Mir Wais Hosseini (Univ. Strasbourg)
Norihisa Kobayashi (Chiba Univ.)
Miki Hasegawa (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.)
Yu-Wu Zhong (Chinese Academy Sci.)
This symposium focuses on photofunctions and optical properties of crystalline materials constructed with coordination compounds, and their dynamic changes by external stimuli. These crystalline materials are called “Soft Crystals.” Soft crystals respond to macroscopic gentle stimuli such as vapor exposure and mechanical force at around room temperature, exhibiting visually remarkable changes in luminescence and optical properties. Coordination compounds must be the most promising building blocks for soft crystals because diverse weak interactions such as coordination bonds, hydrogen bonds, metal-metal interactions, halogen -halogen interactions, and ligand π-π and CH-π interactions can be applied. For example, the luminescence color of Pt(II) complexes can change remarkably by a slight change in the stacking structure induced by weak external stimuli described above. Through the scientific discussion, we will also prospect the application of “Soft Crystals” as new materials beyond conventional hard crystals and/or soft matters.