The Third International Symposium on the Synthesis and Application of Curved Organic π-Molecules & Materials CURO-π³ Oxford UK, 5–7 September 2018

CURO-π³ Oxford UK, 5–7 September 2018

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Welcome to CURO-π³

Date:

5-7 September 2018

Location:

Oxford University, Department of Chemistry, Oxford UK

Topic:

The chemistry, physics and materials science of non-planar aromatics and curved π-systems.

Keynote:

Kenichiro Itami, Nagoya University, Japan

Chair:

Harry Anderson, University of Oxford, UK


Welcome to CURO-π³

Date:

5-7 September 2018

Location:

Oxford University, Department of Chemistry, Oxford UK

Topic:

The chemistry, physics and materials science of non-planar aromatics and curved π-systems.

Keynote:

Kenichiro Itami, Nagoya University, Japan

Chair:

Harry Anderson, University of Oxford, UK


Message from the Chair

It is my great pleasure to invite you to visit the beautiful town of Oxford in September 2018 for CURO-Pi III. This conference on the chemistry and physics of curved pi-conjugated molecules continues a tradition established by CURO-Pi I (October 2014, Kyoto Japan) organized by Professors Shigeru Yamago, Graham Bodwell and Hiroyuki Isobe, and CURO-Pi II (September 2016, Oregon USA) organized by Professor Ramesh Jasti.

Spectacular advances in synthetic chemistry are providing access to amazing new molecular belts, hoops, balls, bowls and tubes. The opto-electronic properties of these materials are only just starting to be investigated, and they provide unique opportunities for engineering functional organic semiconductors and dyes. Familiar curved pi-systems, such as fullerenes, corannulenes and helicenes, also continue to generate fascinating surprises. Concave and convex pi-surfaces offer new ways to control molecular recognition and stacking. The field includes supramolecular nanostructures which display unusual cooperative phenomena. The goal of this meeting is to elucidate the synthesis and properties of non-planar aromatics and curved pi-systems, and to extend the application of these compounds in fields such as electronics and biology.

This symposium will be an international forum for discussing the latest developments in the field and initiating new collaborations. Our list of speakers includes the leading scientists in this field from Europe, Asia and North America.

Harry Anderson