The 24th IUPAC International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry (ICPOC 24), to be held in Faro, Portugal, from 1 to 6 July 2018.
Since their start, in 1972, ICPOC conferences have been the leading international gatherings on Physical Organic Chemistry. Traditionally, Physical Organic Chemistry relates molecular structure to chemical behaviour, 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.
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.
Maria de Lurdes Cristiano, Chair of the Program Committee
Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Algarve,
Campus de Gambelas,
8005-199 Faro, Portugal
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