June 26th to 28th, 2023

Cité des Congrès de Nantes

General public week-end

June 24th-25th, 2023

Museum de Nantes


Catalysis: At the heart of essential challenges for a cleaner and sustainable future. This session will address both heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis as well as hybrid catalysis. Contributions introducing new concepts, allowing a better understanding and design of catalyst from molecular to material scale and/or involving process & catalytic engineering are welcome. 

Coordination chemistry: It comprises the synthesis, characterization and reactivity studies of coordination and organometallic complexes of transition metals and main group metals, as well as their applications in the areas of molecular materials, homogeneous catalysis, and at the interface with life (bioinorganic chemistry, bioinspired chemistry, medicinal chemistry, etc.).

Polymers and materials chemistry: Polymers and materials chemistry: Polymers and materials play a major role in answering and solving most current societal challenges. They are instrumental to progress in Environment, Energy, Health, Mobility and Communication for example. SCF21 welcomes contributions related to the Chemistry of polymers and materials from their syntheses and characterization, to their properties, shaping and applications.

Solid state chemistry: Solid state chemistry is a multidisciplinary science devoted to solid materials with wide variety of chemistry, structure, and shapes (powders, crystals, thin films, crystallized or amorphous). This science encompasses synthesis, structural and morphological characterization, determination of physical (and chemical) properties, and theoretical modeling. The ultimate goal is to identify the structure/properties relationships to engineer materials for specific requirements. Solid state chemistry has a strong societal impact and is key to future developments in new technologies and sustainable processes in domains such as energy, optics, (photo)catalysis, data storage, health, sensors and microelectronics.

Industrial chemistry, Sustainable Chemistry and Analytical ChemistryMainly focused on cross- disciplinary themes providing answers to sustainable development and Analytical Chemistry needs by all concerned parties i.e. industry but also civil society and stakeholders saving resources and energy while minimizing environmental impacts (REACH regulations). Among the priorities i) Eco-efficient processes including intensification, atom and energy saving through online control, ii) uses of renewable raw materials, iii) innovative production of materials and products including autentification, toxicological and eco-toxicological expertise, iv) Development of recycling/reuse of co-products and wastes (circular economy),v) environment protection /water, air and soils, treatment processes and in situ control.

Organic chemistry: Organic chemistry: Involves all the different aspects dealing with the preparation, transformation and properties of carbon-based molecular or supramolecular entities: synthesis and methods, chirality and asymmetric synthesis, organometallic chemistry, main Group chemistry, bioorganic chemistry. Organic chemistry is a central tool for understanding and designing molecular systems (from structure to reactivity).

Physical chemistry: Physical Chemistry aims at understanding chemical systems through the physical properties of matter – and the processes it undergoes – at scales from the atomic to the macroscopic. It covers a large number of fields, such as Photochemistry, Electrochemistry, Molecular Magnetism, Theory, Radiochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Nanosciences, Optical and Neutron spectrometries.

Energy: The aim of Energy division is at the center of the energy transition. Various form of energy are explored including non-renewable, renewable, nuclear, biomass as well as conversion and energy storage… Process and technologies of energy as well as life cycle and eco-design are also of interest.

Education and training: The aim of this division is to report about teaching and learning of chemistry in colleges and universities, to share best practices to improve learning outcomes by changing teaching method with nowadays a specific attention to distant learning.

Chemistry, light and color: Light , Color and Chemistry have been strongly related since the earliest ages of Earth. Light and color are a source of inspiration for all areas of modern chemistry which currently contributes to exciting developments in diverse domains, including, energy, the Arts, medicine or all sorts of manufactured products used in daily life