Plenary lectures presented at the 28th International Conference
on Solution Chemistry, Debrecen, Hungary, 23-28 August 2003
link to conference calendar
The 28th International Conference on Solution Chemistry was held in
Debrecen, Hungary, on 23-28 August 2003. The program covered a wide
area of solution chemistry and was arranged into seven sessions: (1)
thermodynamics, kinetics, and structure of solutions; (2) polymers,
colloids, and interfaces in the solution phase; (3) bioinorganic and
pharmaceutical problems; (4) supramolecular assemblies and nanostructures;
(5) solvents and solutions under extreme conditions; (6) theoretical
aspects of solutions; and (7) analytical and environmental aspects.
The main focus of this conference, compared to that of recent conferences
of this series,clearly indicates a shift toward supramolecular solution
The conference was attended by about 220 scientists from 34 countries.
The scientific program consisted of 9 plenary and 19 invited lectures
and 65 oral and 110 poster presentations. We are pleased to include
most of the plenary lectures in this issue of PAC. Some of the
papers give an excellent overview of traditional solution chemistry
fields, while others offer the readers a state-of-the-art review of
new, nontraditional fields, such as ultrafast dynamics, supramolecular
assemblies, and cyclodextrin research. In addition, a number of invited
lectures and oral and poster presentations will be published in a special
issue of Journal of Molecular Liquids.
We are thankful to the sponsoring organizations and other agencies
for their financial support.
Chairman of the National Organizing Committee
International Steering Committee:
Chairman: I. Persson (Sweden); Members: J. Barthel (Germany); J.B. Gill
(UK); H. Ohtaki (Japan); G. Pálinkás (Hungary); P. Turq
(France); C.A.N. Viana (Portugal); V. Vlachy (Slovenia);
M.D. Zeidler (Germany).
Scientific Committee of the Conference:
Chairman: G. Pálinkás; Secretary: I. Tóth; Members:
Gy. Bazsa; E. Brücher; I. Dékány; A. Horváth;
G. Jancsó; F. Joó; E. Keszei; T. Kiss; J. Liszi; B. Noszál;
T. Radnai; L. Simándi; I. Sóvágó.
Local Organizing Committee:
Chairman: I. Tóth; Members: I. Bakó; I. Bányai;
I. Borzsák; P. Buglyó; I. Fábián; E. Farkas;
R. Király; I. Lázár; T. Megyes; K. Várnagy.
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