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Report from IUPAC-Sponsored Symposium


27th International Conference on Solution Chemistry (ICSC)
26–31 August 2001 in Vaals, Netherlands

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Solution Chemistry

The 27th International Conference on Solution Chemistry (ICSC), held under the auspices of IUPAC, took place from 26–31 August 2001 in Vaals, Netherlands, near the city of Aachen, Germany. Fifteen invited speakers (six plenary lectures and nine section lectures) reported on advances in solution chemistry, covering the following topics:

  • Molecular liquids
  • Non-electrolyte solutions
  • Electrolyte solutions
  • Ionic liquids and molten salts
  • Colloids in liquids

There were an additional 55 oral presentations and 44 poster presentations. The meeting was attended by 110 participants and 40 accompanying persons from 24 countries. The lectures and posters were of high scientific quality, representing both progress of theory and reliable experimental work.

Accommodation of all participants in and nearby the conference hotel, which was surrounded by a beautiful landscape, allowed for individual and group discussions and a late-evening visit of the poster exhibition. The conference’s social program included a welcome party, a common excursion to Maastricht, and an evening performance by a magician.

The chairman and convenor of the ICSC meetings Bernard Gill of Leeds, resigned from his duties after 20 years of service in this position. The participants sincerely thanked him for his efficient work. I. Persson of Uppsala, Sweden, was elected as his successor. The ICSC community is very thankful to the organizers of the 27th ICSC for the efficient and successful meeting. The meeting was organized by M. Zeidler, J. Richter, W. Stahl, and A. Doelle. The conference series will continue in 2003 at Debrecen, Hungary and in 2005 at Ljubljana, Slovenia. Plenary lectures are published in the November 2001 issue of Pure and Apllied Chemistry, and for which B. Gill acted as conference editor.

J. Barthel
Professor at Universität Regensburg, Germany.

> Published in Chem. Int. 24(3), 2002

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