Welcome to ICPOC 25

Dear colleagues,

I am very happy to announce to hold the 25th IUPAC International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry (ICPOC 25) in Hiroshima, Japan, from 5 to 10th July 2020, Olympic Year in Tokyo.

Since the first meeting in 1972, the ICPOC meetings have been the leading international gatherings on Physical Organic Chemistry.

Traditionally, Physical Organic Chemistry relates molecular structure to chemical behavior, by means of the study of structure, reactivity, mechanism and equilibrium in organic systems, aiming at the quantitative, molecular level understanding of their properties. Nowadays, Physical Organic Chemistry encompasses a much wider range of contexts, extending into materials science, biology and systems chemistry. The ICPOC 25th will focus on discussing (1) Organic Reactivity and Reactive Intermediates Chemistry, (2) Theoretical and Computational Organic Chemistry, (3) π-Conjugated Molecular and Materials Chemistry, (4) Organic Photochemistry, (5) Supramolecular Chemistry, (6) Organic Main Group Chemistry, and their related chemistry.

This comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach plays a pivotal role in the development of chemical sciences, expanding their boundaries, and reflects on the vibrant and enlightening scientific discussions usually held in ICPOC meetings.

Together with an outstanding scientific program, you will feel the colors, flavors, tastes, history and traditions of Hiroshima area. I strongly encourage young chemists to come to Hiroshima and enjoy the ICPOC meeting.

I am very much looking forward to seeing you in Hiroshima, Japan, in 2020.

Manabu Abe

Important dates

Time to opening ICPOC 25

    Abstract: October 2019–February 2020
    Early registrations: November 2019-April 2020
    Conference dates: July 5-10, 2020

    Confirmed Speakers

    Chihaya Adachi (Japan)
    Guy Bertrand (France-USA)
    Maria de Lurdes Cristiano (Portugal)
    Makoto Fujita (Japan)
    Michael Haley (USA)
    Takashi Kubo (Japan)
    Josef Michl (Czech-USA)
    John Murphy (UK)
    Tatsuya Nabeshima (Japan)
    Masayoshi Nakano (Japan)
    Henrik Ottosson (Sweden)
    Julius Rebek Jr. (USA)
    Wolfram Sander (Germany)
    Peter R. Schreiner (Germany)
    Sason Shaik (Israel)
    Dean Tantillo (USA)
    Olaf Wiest (USA)
    Jishan Wu (Singapore)
    Frank Würthner (Germany)
    Shigeru Yamago (Japan)


    Manabu Abe (Chair)
    Department of Chemistry, Hiroshima University, Japan






    Conference Venue: Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima
    Address: 23-1 Motoujina-machi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima Hiroshima, 734-8543 Japan


    The Society of Physical Organic Chemistry, Japan (JPOC)
    Hiroshima University