IUPAC Workshop@ISXB-3

Investigations on the halogen bond (XB) prompted the understanding that elements of Groups 14, 15, and 16 of the periodic table can work as electrophilic sites and can form attractive interactions with electron rich partners.  The interest of the scientific community in these phenomena rapidly increased in recent years and an IUPAC Project (no. 2016-001-2-300 was started to register the emerging consensus on the use of the terms tetrel bond, pnictogen bond, and chalcogen bond in order to designate interactions wherein the respective elements are the electrophilic site.  The overall aim of the Project is to result in a systematic and periodic set of definitions encompassing several groups of the Periodic Table.

It thus appears particularly timely to organize an International Workshop entitled:

Interactions Involving Group 14 - 16 Elements as Electrophilic Sites:
A World Parallel to Halogen Bond
9th – 10th June 2018;  Greenville, SC;  USA

The following distinguished scientists have accepted to give an Invited Lecture:

Ibon Alkorta (Csic Madrid, Spain)

Elangannan Arunan

Davide Bonifazi (University of Namur, Begium)

Martin Breugst (University of Koeln, Germany)

David Bryce (University of Ottawa, Canada)

Deepak Chopra (IISER Bhopal, India)

Wouter Herrebout (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

Stefan M. Huber (University of Ruhr, Germany)

Wei Jun Jin (Beijing Normal University, P. R. China)

Anthony C. Legon (University of Bristol, UK)

Kamran T. Mahmudov (Baku State University, Azerbaijan)

Bill Pennington (Clemson University, USA

Peter Politzer (University of New Orleans, USA)

Kari Rissanen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

Mark S. Taylor (University of Toronto, Canada)

Giancarlo Terraneo (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Raymond C. Trievel (University of Michigan, USA)

Ignacio Vargas-Baca (McMaster University, Canada)

Wang Weizhou (Luoyang Normal University, P. R. China)

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate to this International Workshop and to present your results in a lecture.

Registration is free, but requires the Registration form to be sent (.doc or .pdf file) by 25th April 2018 to Patrick Scilabra (patrick.scilabra@polimi.it).

The scientific program of the International Workshop will comprise also a poster session and a limited number of poster presentations will be selected for flash communications. For preparing the abstract of your communication, please use the Abstract Template and send it (.doc and .pdf file) by 25th April 2018 to Patrick Scilabra (patrick.scilabra@polimi.it).

We look forward to seeing you in Greenville!


Giuseppe Resnati


Patrick Scilabra
Dept. Chemistry, Materials, and Chemical Engineering
Politecnico di Milano
Via L. Mancinelli 7
I-20131 Milano, ITALY
Phone: +39-02-2399.3083; Fax: +39-02-23993180
E-mail: patrick.scilabra@polimi.it