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Vol. 32 No. 3
May-June 2010

Conference Call | Reports from recent conferences and symposia 
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MacroMolecular Complexes

The 13th IUPAC International Symposium on MacroMolecular Complexes (MMC-13) took place 15–17 November 2009 in Concepción, Chile.

The symposium, and the many fruitful discussions during breaks and social activities, brought together researchers involved in macromolecular complexes, polymer-metal complexes, supramolecular chemistry; students; distinguished scientists; and newcomers to macromolecular complexes science. There were 11 plenary and invited lectures together with regular oral contributions.

The forum focused on the following areas:

  • Macromolecule-Metal Complexes
  • Polynuclear Complexes
  • Capped Metal Nanoparticles
  • Organic-Inorganic Hybrids
  • Self-Assembly and Supramolecular Complexes
  • Polyelectrolytes
  • Conductivity Properties
  • Photophysical Functions
  • Catalysis and Photocatalysis
  • Functions and Applications (Electronic, Optical, Magnetic)
  • Biological Applications

There were 79 participants, presenting some 73 contributions. Many students, who comprised about 25 percent of participants, attended the presentations, and 22 presented their own results. It is not at all the intention of MMC-13 to have a high number of participants and parallel sessions but rather to attract young scientists and advanced and graduate students to give them the opportunity to meet with colleagues and well-known scientists to exchange experiences, make contacts, and present their results to the scientific community.

Group photo of participants at the 13th MMC-13 Symposium, 15–17 November 2009, Concepción, Chile.

The symposium was organized by Bernabé L. Rivas, chair, and the cochairs M. Angélica del Valle, Juan Costamagna, and Raul Quijada.

The biannual MMC-13 Symposia has been IUPAC-sponsored for several years. The following posters received IUPAC awards:
“Effect of Poly(Tetrabromo-P-Phenylenediselenide) as “Buffer Layer” in Thin Film on Heterojunction Solar Cells Performances,” A. Godoy, L.Cattin, J.C.Bernède, F.R. Díaz., M.A. del Valle
“Electropolymerized Poly(Tripyridinio Mesitylene): Its Electrochemical Property and Complexation with Anionic Porphyrins N. Sano, I. Moreno-Villoslada, K. Oyaizu, and H. Nishide.

The president of the selection committee was Kurt E. Geckeler, a representative of IUPAC.


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