Commission on Structural Chemistry

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IUCr CSC Sponsored Meetings, Schools and Symposia 2009 - 2011

  • 2nd International School of Crystallisation: Drugs, Foods, Agrochemicals, Minerals, New materials, Granada, Spain>, May 24-28, 2010
  • Gordon Conference in Crystal Engineering Waterville Valley Resort, Waterville Valley, NH, USA, June 6-11, 2010
  • American Crystallographic Association Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, July 24-29, 2010
  • 2nd Canadian Chemical Crystallography Workshop McMaster Analytical X-ray (MAX) Diffraction Facility, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, May 25- 29, 2010
  • Indaba6, 30 August - 4 September 2009, Berg-en-Dal in the Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • ICCOSS XIX (International Conference on the Chemistry of the Organic Solid State) June 14-19 2009 in Sestri Levante (Genoa, Italy)
  • II Latin American Symposium on Polymorphism and Crystallization of Drug and Pharmaceutical Products (LAPOLC 2009)

IUCr CSC Sponsored Meetings, Schools and Symposia 2006 - 2008

  • American Crystallographic Association Annual Meeting (May 31-June 5, 2008 , Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)
  • American Crystallographic Society Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, July 21- 26, 2007)
  • School on Materials Applications of the Organic Solid State (SMAOSS) and XVIII International Conference on the Chemistry of the Organic Solid State (XVIII-ICCOSS) (Merida, Venezuela, July 1-6 and July 8-13, 2007)
  • Fourth Russian National Crystal Chemical Conference - Chernogolovka June 26 - 30, 2006 Conference has been held in the year of the fiftieth anniversary of the Scientific Center in Chernogolovka (SCC), RAS, and it took place at the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics in SCC. Scientists from Russia and other countries were invited to participate in the Conference. Conference Topics:
    1. Organic crystal chemistry
    2. Crystal chemistry of coordination and organometallic compounds
    3. Inorganic crystal chemistry
    4. Crystal chemical aspect in materials science. Relation between structure and properties
    5. Chemical bond in crystals
    6. Structural aspects of reactions in crystals
    7. Dynamic crystal chemistry
    8. Structural investigations by means of synchrotron and neutron irradiations and electron diffraction
    9. Modern features of powder diffraction
    10. Modern problems of education in the field of crystal chemistry
    11. New experimental methods in crystal chemistry
  • "INDABA5" workshop "Models, Mysteries and Magic of Molecules" - Berg-en-Dal Kruger National Park South Africa 20-25 August 2006
    The INDABA workshop is organized by the South African Crystallographic Society (SACrS) in conjunction with the Structural Chemistry Commission of the International Union of Crystallography (the SC Commission has been involved with the INDABA since its inception). The year's theme is "Models, Mysteries and Magic of Molecules". Details of the theme, venue and organizing committee can be found on the website
    Invited speakers and/or programme committee members for INDABA5:
    Frank Allen, Mihael Atanasov, Jan Boeyens, Hans-Beat Buergi, Peter Comba, Gautam Desiraju, Martin Egli, John Helliwell, John Ogilvie, Eiji Osawa, Zorka Papadopolos,Vaclav Petricek
  • School 'Structural analysis by X-ray diffraction, crystallography under perturbation' Université Poincaré Nancy I- 28 August - 02 September 2006 This school gathered together around 80 participants and 10 speakers from different countries and different scientific areas, physicists, chemists. The program covered all basics of single crystal X-ray diffraction and structural analysis of small molecule systems. Several sessions were more precisely devoted to crystallography under perturbation (light excitation, pressure), which is a rapidly developing field of crystallography. The courses were separated into main sessions and tutorials of several crystallographic softwares (wingx, crystal, peanut, shelx).
    (I) Crystal structure determination (Basis of crystallography (direct lattice, reciprocal lattice, symmetries); From diffusion to the diffraction of X-rays; Direct methods, heavy atom methods; >Crystal structure refinement (least-squares); Thermal smearing models)
    (II) X-ray diffraction under perturbation (Diffraction under light excitation: photo-crystallography; Diffraction under pressure; Presentation of thesingle crystal diffraction beamline of the French synchtotron SOLEIL)
    (III) Utilisation of crystallographic softwares (General presentation; Tutorials)
    Invited speakers: David Watkin: Chemical Crystallography Laboratory, Oxford, England (courses on least-squares methods), Robert Blessing: Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Buffalo, USA (courses on direct methods), Hans Beat Bürgi: Laboratorium für Chemische und Mineralogische Kristallographie, Bern, Switzerland (courses on thermal smearing effects), Claude Lecomte: Laboratoire de Cristallographie et Modélisation des Matériaux Minéraux et Biologiques, Nancy, France (introductory lectures), Jean-Claude Daran: Laboratoire de chimie de Coordination, Toulouse, France

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