The International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry (ICCBIC) has been organized biannually since 1964 by the Slovak Chemical Society (SChS) and Slovak University of Technology (STU) in Bratislava. It is the only regular scientific event in the field of coordination and bioinorganic chemistry in the Central Europe. The characteristic atmosphere of the Smolenice Castle helped to strengthen the professional relationships as well as the friendships between participants. Many top coordination chemists from all over the world have attended ICCBIC during the sixty years of its history, e.g. E.I. Solomon, J. Reedijk, A. Hauser etc.

Since 1993 the Book of Abstracts is regularly created containing reviewed contributions of the participants. List of Book of Abstracts:

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14th Conference on Coordination Chemistry, 1993
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15th Conference on Coordination Chemistry, 1995
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16th Conference on Coordination Chemistry, 1997
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17th Conference on Coordination Chemistry, 1999
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18th Conference on Coordination Chemistry, 2001
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19th Conference on Coordination Chemistry, 2003
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20th Conference on Coordination Chemistry, 2005
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21st Conference on Coordination Chemistry, 2007
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22nd Conference on Coordination Chemistry, 2009
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23rd Conference on Coordination Chemistry, 2011
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24th Conference on Coordination Chemistry, 2013
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25th Conference on Coordination Chemistry, 2015
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26th Conference on Coordination Chemistry, 2017
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27th Conference on Coordination Chemistry, 2019
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28th Conference on Coordination Chemistry, 2022
1st Conference on Coordination Chemistry – 1964 (Symposium on the Structure and Properties of Coordination Compounds)

ICCBIC has started as a Symposium on the Structure and Properties of Coordination Compounds held in Bratislava at the Slovak University of Technology (back then Slovak Technical University), and at the House of Scientific Workers of the Slovak Academy of Sciences at Smolenice Castle on 2-4 September 1964 in connection with the 8th International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC) in Vienna.

The symposium was attended approximately by 180 scientists and research workers from 18 countries. Three plenary lectures were delivered by:

J. C. Bailar, Jr. (USA): The Walden Inversion in the Reactions of Cobalt Complexes,
R. S Nyholm (England): Advances in Complex Chemistry of the Early Transition Elements,
M. A. Poraj-Košic (USSR): Some New X-Ray Structural Investigations of Complex Compounds.

2nd Conference on Coordination Chemistry – 1969

The 2nd Conference on Coordination Chemistry was held on 1-5 December 1969 and was attended by 80 participants. Eleven plenary lectures were presented at the conference including:

B. Jeżowska-Trzebiatowska (Poland): Structure abd bonding of beta-diketone complexes,
L. Cattalini (Italy): Some aspects of ligand substitutions at planar transition metal complexes,
U. Belluco (Italy): Platinum – olefin complexes. 3 A. V. Ablov (USSR): Binuclear copper compounds.

3rd Conference on Coordination Chemistry – 1971

The 3rd Conference on Coordination Chemistry had taken place at the Smolenice Castle on 6-10 December 1971 and was attended by 72 participants. Ten plenary lectures were presented, including:

M. T. Beck (Hungary): Kinetics and catalysis of chromium(III) complex formation,
J. Bjerrum (Denmark): On bridged thiocyanate complex formation,
V. Gutmann (Austria): The role of coordination chemistry in a unified approach to chemical interactions.

4th Conference on Coordination Chemistry – 1973

The 4th Conference on Coordination Chemistry was held on 13-19 December 1973 and was attended by 57 participants. Twenty-nine plenary lectures were presented at the conference including:

J. Gažo (Czechoslovakia): Distortion isomerism of copper(II) compounds,
N. G. Bokii (USSR): Crystal structures of some organometallic complexes of tin and mercury,
P. M. Zorkii (USSR): Stereochemistry of metallocycles and intermolecular interactions in crystals of inner-complex compounds of copper and nickel.

5th Conference on Coordination Chemistry – 1974

The 5th Conference on Coordination Chemistry was held on 24-28 December 1974 and was attended by 80 participants. Twelve plenary lectures were presented at the conference including:

Yu. N. Kukushkin (USSR): Influence of п-acceptor properties of ligands on acid-basic and redox properties of platinum complexes,
E. Uhlig (GDR): Elementenkomplexe als Katalyzatoren der stereospecifischen Dienpolymerisation,
I. N. Marov (USSR): Coordination compounds of molybdenum(V) in aqueous solutions.

6th Conference on Coordination Chemistry – 1976

The 6th Conference on Coordination Chemistry was held on 14-17 September 1976 and was attended by 75 participants. Ten plenary lectures were presented at the conference including:

S. Kirschner (USA): The application of preferential solvent extraction for the resolution of a racemic inner complex,
L. I. Elding (Sweden): A mechanism for redox substitutions and related reactions in Pt(IV)/Pt(II)-systems,
V. Gutman (Austria): Solid state and interface coordination chemistry.

7th Conference on Coordination Chemistry – 1978

The 7th Conference on Coordination Chemistry was held on 11-14 September 1978 and was attended by 86 participants. Fourteen plenary lectures were presented at the conference including:

L. Sacconi (Italy): Polynuclear 3d metal complexes with tertiary phosphins,
M. E. Volpin (USSR): Structure and reactivity of organocobalt(IV) chelates,
R. D. Archer (USA): The dynamic stereochemistry of eight-coordinate inert metal chelates; nonrigid or rigid?

8th Conference on Coordination Chemistry – 1980

The 8th Conference on Coordination Chemistry was held on 8-11 December 1980 and was attended by 80 participants. Nine plenary lectures were presented at the conference including:

J. H. Ammeter (Switzerland): Electronic lability in coordination compounds,
Yu. V. Yablokov (USSR): EPR of exchange clusters containing three and four magnetic ions,
L. Kolditz (GDR): The problem of disorder and reactivity in solid coordination compounds.

9th Conference on Coordination Chemistry – 1983

The 9th Conference on Coordination Chemistry was held on 31 May – 3 June 1983 and was attended by 83 participants. Twelve plenary lectures were presented at the conference including:

Yu. V. Yablokov (USSR): Some new aspects of the nature of the magnetic centres in the crystals of the coordination compounds,
A. B. P. Lever (Canada): Factors determining redox energies in phthalocyanines and porphyrins (A. B. P. Lever, Canada),
H. Elias (GFR): Ligand substitution in planar platinum(II), palladium(II) complexes: the role of the substrate.

10th Conference on Coordination Chemistry – 1985

The 10th Conference on Coordination Chemistry was held on 4-7 June 1985 and was attended by 96 participants. Thirteen plenary lectures were presented at the conference including:

D. Reinen (GFR): Cu2+ and Ni2+ in tetrahedral coordination – experimental evidence for Jahn-Teller distortions?,
O. Traverso (Italy): Photogeneration of reactive low-valent transition metal complexes,
D. Steinborn (GDR): On the electronic influence of carbanions in metal complexes.

11th Conference on Coordination Chemistry – 1987

The 11th Conference on Coordination Chemistry was held on 2-5 June 1987 and was attended by 100 participants. Thirteen plenary lectures were presented at the conference including:

S. V. Larionov (USSR): New groups of volatile coordination compounds,
L. Kolditz (GDR): Mechanism of solid state reactions and coordination chemistry,
R. D. Archer (USA): Kinetics and bonding considerations – a new guide to new coordination polymer structures with examples using cobalt and zirconium.

12th Conference on Coordination Chemistry – 1989

The 12th Conference on Coordination Chemistry was held on 6-9 June 1989 and was attended by 92 participants. Fourteen plenary lectures were presented at the conference including:

G. P. Van der Kelen (Belgium): Ceramic high Tc superconductors – survey on actual chemistry and future development,
Yu. V. Yablokov (USSR): Magnetic resonance in high temperature superconductors,
D. Benerjea (India): Thermodynamics, kinetics and mechanism of formation and dissociation of ternary complexes.

13th Conference on Coordination Chemistry – 1991

The 13th Conference on Coordination Chemistry was held on 11-14 June 1991 and was attended by 70 participants. Sixteen plenary lectures were presented at the conference including:

R. van Eldik (Germany): EPR Spectroscopic Insight into the Architecture of Molecular Crystals of Copper(II) Complexes with Organic Ligands (C. Friebel, Germany), Application of High-Pressure Techniques in Mechanistic Studies of Bioinorganic Systems,
M. Verdaguer (France): Ferro and/or Ferrimagnetism: How to Design Molecular-Based Magnets,
P. R. Bontchev (Bulgaria): Copper Complexes with Antihypertension Drugs Captopril and Propranolol

14th Conference on Coordination Chemistry – 1993

The 14th Conference on Coordination Chemistry was held on 7-11 June 1993 and was attended by 92 participants. For the first time the conference was entitled "Contributions to the Development of Coordination Chemistry". The twenty-one plenary lectures were presented by:

V. Gutmann (Austria), H. B. Bürgi (Switzerland), P. Pallavicini (Italy), M. Verdaguer (France), C. Kutal (USA), H. Hennig (Germany), B. M. Rode (Austria), W. Linert (Austria), R. E. P. Winpenny (UK), J. Mrozinski (Poland), F. Di Furia (Italy), R. C. Thompson (USA), G. La Monica (Italy), M. D. Grillone (Italy), A. Vogler (Germany), D. M. Wagnerová (Czech Republic), B. Sieklucka (Poland), M. Mitewa (Bulgaria), O. P. Anderson (USA), H. Elias (Germany), P. R. Bontchev (Bulgaria).

15th Conference on Coordination Chemistry – 1995

The 15th Conference on Coordination Chemistry was held on 5-9 June 1995 under the title: "Current Trends in Coordination Chemistry" and was attended by 92 participants. The plenary lectures were delivered by:

E. Uhlig (Germany), K. R. Koch (South Africa), H. Böhland (Germany), L. Ballester (Spain), P. Šegedin (Slovenia), C. Kutal (USA), M. Sarakha (France), D. Meyerstein (Israel), D. Steinborn (Germany), L. McElwee-White. (USA), M. Herberhold (Germany), B. M. Rode (Austria), Y. D. Lampeka (Ukraine), M. Verdaguer (France), R. Boča (Slovakia), M. Melník (Slovakia), J. Mrozinski (Poland), O. Knop (Kanada), V. Gutmann (Austria), H. Sigel (Switzerland), P. R. Bontchev (Bulgaria), D. M. Roundhill (USA), W. Linert (Austria).

16th Conference on Coordination Chemistry – 1997

The 16th Conference on Coordination Chemistry was held on 9-13 June 1997 under the title: "Progress in Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry" and was attended by 81 participants. The invited plenary lectures were presented by:

P. Braunstein (France), J. J. Ziolkowski (Poland), I. Bertini (Italy), and M. Grätzel (Switzerland).

17th Conference on Coordination Chemistry – 1999

The 17th Conference on Coordination Chemistry was held on 7-11 June 1999 under the title: "Coordination Chemistry at the Turn of the Century" and was attended by 97 participants. The invited plenary lectures were presented by:

G. Kauffman (USA), J. Gladysz (USA), M. Andruh (Romania), P. R. Bontchev (Bulgaria), and M. Verdaguer (France).

18th International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry – 2001

The 18th International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry was held on 4-8 June 2001 entitled: "Challenges for Coordination Chemistry in the New Century" and was attended by 93 participants. The invited plenary lectures were presented by:

D. Rehder (Gremany), Yu. Wang (Taiwan), B. Chowdhury (USA), and J. Mrozinski (Poland).

19th International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry – 2003

The 19th International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry was held on 2-6 June 2003 entitled: "Progress in Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry" and was attended by 96 participants. The main plenary lectures were delivered by the invited lecturers:

D. Steinborn (Germany), A. von Zelewsky (Switzerland), P. Strauch (Germany), and A.B.P. Lever (Canada).

20th International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry – 2005

The 20th International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry was held on 5-10 June 2005 entitled: "Advances in Coordination, Bioinorganic and Inorganic Chemistry" and was attended by 114 participants. The main plenary lectures were delivered by the invited lecturers:

M. R. Sundberg (Finland), G. Simonneaux (France), M. Yamashita (Japan), and H. Sigel (Switzerland).

21st International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry – 2007

The 21st International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry was held on 3-8 June 2007 entitled: "Achievements in Coordination, Bioinorganic and Applied Inorganic Chemistry" and was attended by 86 participants. The main plenary lectures were presented by the invited lecturers:

M. Mikuriya (Japan), R. Slade (UK), P. Day (UK,), and T. Szabó-Plánka (Hungary).

22nd International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry – 2009

The 22nd International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry was held on 2-7 June 2009 entitled: "Insights into Coordination, Bioinorganic and Applied Inorganic Chemistry" and was attended by 110 participants. The main plenary lectures were presented by the invited lecturers:

M. Yamashita (Japan), B. Sieklucka (Poland), M. R. Sundberg (Finlan), and M. Nakamura (Japan).

23rd International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry – 2011

The 23rd International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry was held on 2-7 June 2011 entitled: "New Trends in Coordination, Bioinorganic, and Applied Inorganic Chemistry" and was attended by 101 participants. The main plenary lectures were presented by the invited lecturers:

D. Reinen (Germany), J. Mroziński (Poland), E. C. Constable (Switzerland), and J. Reedijk (Netherlands).

24th International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry – 2013

The 24th International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry was held on 2-7 June 2013 entitled: "Recent Developments in Coordination, Bioinorganic, and Applied Inorganic Chemistry" and was attended by 173 participants. The main plenary lectures were delivered by the invited lecturers:

N. Kojima (Japan), A. Ozarowski (USA), L. Brammer (UK) and E. I. Solomon (USA).

25th International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry – 2015

The 25th International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry was held on 31 May - 5 June 2015 entitled: "Advancing Coordination, Bioinorganic and Applied Inorganic Chemistry" and was attended by 118 participants. The main plenary lectures were delivered by the invited lecturers:

A. Hauser (Switzerland), T. Mizokawa (Japan), and C. J. Rhodes (UK).

26th International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry – 2017

The 26th International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry was held on 4-9 June 2017 entitled: "Modern Trends in Coordination, Bioinorganic, and Applied Inorganic Chemistry" and was attended by 110 participants. The main plenary lectures were delivered by the invited lecturers:

M. Fujita (Japan), F. Tuna (United Kingdom), M. Ruben (Germany), and M. Melnik (Slovakia).

27th International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry – 2019

The 27th International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry was held on 2-7 June 2019 entitled: "Progressive Trends in Coordination, Bioinorganic, and Applied Inorganic Chemistry" and was attended by 106 participants. The main plenary lectures were delivered by the invited lecturers:

L. Cronin (United Kingdom), R. Boča (Slovakia), G. Molnár (France), and G. Psomas (Greece).

28th International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry – 2022

The 28th International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry was held on 2-7 June 2022 entitled: "Recent Progress in Coordination, Bioinorganic, and Applied Inorganic Chemistry" and was attended by 88 participants. The main plenary lectures were delivered by the invited lecturers:

R. Boča (Slovakia), P. Sipos (Hungary), D. Ruiz-Molina (Spain).

Important Dates

Registration deadline: 26 February 2024
Abstract deadline: 30 March 2024
Conference date: 2–7 June 2024

Contact

Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology
Department of Inorganic Chemistry
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812 37, Bratislava
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