Dear Colleagues

We take great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the 8th International Meeting on Halogen Chemistry (HALCHEM VIII), which will be held at INUYAMA INTERNATIONAL SIGHTSEEING CENTER (FREUDE) in Inuyama city, Aichi, Japan from 12th to 15th September, 2017.  HALCHEM VIII follows the 14 years old tradition of the symposia, which originates from the first one held in 2002, when a small group of fans of halogen chemistry came to Sardinia, Italy, by invitation of Professor Francesco Devillanova to take part in the first meeting devoted to this group of elements.  Since then the next 4 meetings have been organized in the south of Europe [in 2004 (HALCHEM II, Sardinia, Italy), 2006 (HALCHEM III, Ioannina, Greece), 2008 (HALCEHM IV, Barcelona, Spain), 2010 (HALCEM V, Cagliari, Italy).  The HALCEHM VI moved to India and was held in Bangalore in 2012.  Then the HALCHEM VII returned to Europe but moved to Czestochowa, Poland in 2015.  The HALCHEM VIII will be held at Inuyama, Japan in 2017.  This is the first HALCHEM meeting held in East Asia.  Traditionally, HALCHEM meetings have been organized for a smaller circle of participants (~30–40 researchers coming from several countries), which allowed efficient interactions between the participants and created a unique atmosphere for the foundation of future collaborations.  In addition, the policy to give each research group an adequate time for oral and poster presentation has been the key to the success of the meetings.  As a consequence of these biennial meetings, numerous scientific collaborations and exchange visits have been initiated between various groups.   HALCHEM VIII will follow a similar policy and you will have an adequate time for the presentation (invited lecture (35 min), designated lecture (20 min), and poster presentation (90 min)) but we hope that we will be able to welcome a much larger number of participants.  As in the previous meetings, contributions from scientific community working in the area of halogen chemistry (such as synthetic and theoretical aspects, spectroscopy, supramolecular chemistry, halogen bonding, hypervalent halogen compounds, atmospheric chemistry, etc.) are welcome.


The previous HALCHEM Meetings

HALCHEM I: at Sardinia, Italy (2002): Chairperson Prof. Francesco Devillanova
HALCHEM II: at Sardinia, Italy (2004): Chairperson Prof. Francesco Devillanova
HALCHEM III: at Ioannina, Greece (2006): Chairperson Prof. Nick Hadjiliadis
HALCHEM IV: at Barcelona, Spain (2008): Chairperson Prof. Francesc Teixidor i Bombardó
HALCHEM V: at Cagliari, Italy (2010): Chairperson Prof. Francesco Devillanova
HALCHEM VI: at Bangalore, India (2012): Chairperson Prof. Govindasamy Mugesh
HALCHEM VII: at Czestochowa, Poland (2015): Chairperson Prof. Jozef Drabowicz


About  INUYAMA City


 Inuyama is a historical city in Japan (https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/regional/aichi/inuyama.html, http://ml.inuyama.gr.jp/en/about-inuyama-en).  The National Treasure “Inuyama Castle” is one of only 12 surviving Japanese castles built before the Edo period.  Besides this, you can see and feel many traditional Japanese cultures such as a site of traditional cormorant fishing called “Ukai” on the Kiso River, Inuyama china, teahouse JOAN, hot spring ONSEN, Inuyama the Museum Meiji-mura, and the Little World.  Foods (Hitsumabushi, Kishimen, etc.), Japanese SAKE, local beer, etc. are also very delicious (http://ml.inuyama.gr.jp/en/about-inuyama-en).  We hope you will enjoy Inuyama at this opportunity.  We, the members of the organizing committee, sincerely hope that many of you will be able to attend and give a presentation at HALCHEM VIII.

Professor Kazuaki Ishihara, Nagoya University

Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of HALCHEM VIII

Honorary Members of the International Advisory Committee

Prof. em. Francesco A. Devillanova (Cagliari, Italy)

Prof. em. Wolf-Walther du Mont (Braunschweig, Germany)


International Advisory Committee

Prof. em. K. K. Bhasin (Chandigarh, India)

Prof. Jozef Drabowicz (Lodz, Poland)

Prof. Sotiris K. Hadjikakou (Ioannina, Greece)

Prof. Sebastian Hasenstab-Riedel (Berlin, Germany)

Prof. Kazuaki Ishihara (Nagoya, Japan)

Prof. Henryk Koroniak (Poznan, Poland)

Prof. Nobert Kuhn (Tubingen, Germany)

Prof. Vito Lippolis (Cagliari, Italy)

Prof. Pierangelo Metrangolo (Milano, Italy) 

Prof. Govindasamy Mugesh (Bangalore, India)

Prof. em. Waro Nakanishi (Wakayama, Japan) 

Prof. William T. Pennington (Clemson, USA) 

Prof. Giuseppe Resnati (Milano, Italy)

Prof. Claudio Santi (Perugia, Italy)

Prof. Francesc Teixidor i Bombardó (Barcelona, Spain)

Prof. Thomas Wirth (Cardiff, UK) 

Prof. Yohsuke Yamamoto (Hiroshima, Japan)


Local Organizing Committee

Prof. Kazuaki Ishihara, Chairperson (Nagoya University)

Prof. em. Waro Nakanishi, Vice chairperson (Wakayama University)

Prof. Yohsuke Yamamoto, Vice chairperson (Hiroshima University)

Assoc. Prof. Satoko Hayashi, Secretary (Wakayama University)

Assoc. Prof. Manabu Hatano (Nagoya University)

Assist. Prof. Muhammet Uyanik (Nagoya University)

Assist. Prof. Takahiro Horibe (Nagoya University)






Postdoctoral and graduate students is being recruited.In our laboratory will be accepted at any time undergraduate, graduate student visits to laboratories.Those who wish, please contact us by e-mail to Professor Ishihara.




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