International symposium on Metal-Oxo Cluster Sciences: Exploring Novel Possibilities

Second announcement (revised on March 16, 2018)


Registration and abstract submission started:

Register at Online registration form and download Template for the abstract

If you have troubles in using the online registration form, download
offline registration template (an Excel spreadsheet) and send it with your abstract


We are pleased to announce that an international symposium on metal-oxo cluster sciences will be held on 5th-8th August, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan, as a satellite meeting to the 43rd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC2018).  The symposium, entitled as gMetal-oxo cluster sciences: exploring novel possibilities,h will be a forum to discuss metal-oxo cluster sciences, aiming at exploring their novel possibilities.  Metal-oxo cluster science, typified by but not limited to polyoxometalate chemistry of early transition elements, provides atom-precise molecular models of metal oxides and hydroxides.  When metal-oxo clusters are dissolved/dispersed/mixed in solid, liquid or gas phases, their interface with the surrounding media can be regarded as well-defined models of the interface between metal oxides/hydroxides and the surrounding environment.  Metal-oxo clusters that are functionalized with inorganic, organometallic or organic molecules/moieties, mimic similar chemical processes of metal oxides/hydroxides, allowing investigations of their mechanisms at atomic resolution.  Recently, metal-oxo cluster science has garnered more wide-spread attention via the emergence of unprecedented and unexpected metal-oxo clusters, with respect to their constituent elements and to their size and complexity.  Also contributed to the progress of metal-oxo cluster science are the development of physico-chemical technologies that has allowed investigations of large-scale and highly complex metal-oxo clusters and their assemblies; including light and X-ray scattering, mass spectrometry, and direct imaging in solution and at interfaces; in addition to advances in computational power and techniques.  The international symposium gMetal-Oxo Cluster Sciences: Exploring Novel Possibilitiesh will be a forum to discuss novel possibilities of this growing discipline by exploiting recent advances.  By inviting specialists from molecular design, composite material fabrication, nano-scale structure analyses, solid-state physicochemical properties and applications to catalysts, we will discuss the strategies to design composite materials that fully exploits the fascinating properties of metal-oxo clusters.



Oval Hall, College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University

3-25-40 Sakurajosui, Setagaya-ku Tokyo 156-8550 Japan,139.63558



Ten (10) minute walk from Shimotakaido Station, Keio Line.


Official language: English


Important dates:

Scheduled date: August 5th to 8th, 2018

Registration and abstract submission deadline: 31st March, 2018


Important links:

Symposium website

Online registration form

Offline registration template

Template for the abstract

First announcement

Online registration form is the recommended method for the registration.  However, if you experience any trouble with it, download the offline registration form (an Excel spreadsheet), fill your data and send it to Tomoji Ozeki at

with your abstract.  Deadline is 31st March.


Tentative schedule:

August 5: Registration, Opening, Scientific sessions, welcome reception

August 6: Scientific sessions, banquet

August 7: Scientific sessions

August 8: Scientific sessions, Closing (around noon)



Please make reservations by yourself.  Recommended area is the west-side of JR Shinjuku station.  Shinjuku is one of the busiest downtown in Tokyo and has many hotels.  Rooms can be booked from the internet reservation sites (,,,,, for example).



Tomoji Ozeki (Nihon University)

Masahiro Sadakane (Hiroshima University)

Sayaka Uchida (The University of Tokyo)

Yoshihito Hayashi (Kanazawa University)

Fumiyasu Iwahori (Nihon University)

Biao Zhou (Nihon University)

Kenji Ohashi (Nihon University)


Hosted by The Institute of Natural Sciences, College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University

Co-hosted by Hiroshima University


Supported by Tokuyama Science Foundation


In collaboration with The Chemical Society of Japan, The Crystallographic Society of Japan, and Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry