The International Chugaev Conference on Coordination Chemistry is one of the largest domestic forums covering both fundamental and applied aspects of modern coordination chemistry. The outstanding Russian chemists Ilya I. Chernyaev and Alexander A. Greenberg were the initiators of the Chugaev Conferences. Since 1937, the Chugaev Conferences have been held in different republics of the Soviet Union and its successor countries.
The aim of the International Chugaev Conferences is the exchange between scientists carrying out fundamental investigations in the fields of coordination chemistry, metal complex catalysis, physical chemistry of coordination compounds, and materials chemistry, and also the stimulation of applied investigations in the listed fields of chemical science. As well as addressing difficult fundamental questions, the Conference includes significant topics of practical relevance, such as the creation of new catalysts for organic reactions and the development of new engineering materials, including nanomaterials. The distinctive features of this conference are the high scientific level, the relevance of the issues discussed, and the friendly atmosphere.
27th International Chugaev Conference on Coordination Chemistry will be held October 2–6, 2017 in Nizhny Novgorod — one of the largest cities in central Russia, the administrative center of the Volga Federal District and the Nizhny Novgorod region. The city is located at the confluence of the Oka and Volga rivers. The history of Nizhny Novgorod spans nearly 800 years. It includes events of nationwide importance; for instance, the assembly by Kuzma Minin of the People’s Militia (1611) that freed Moscow from invaders, and the foundation of the Nizhny Novgorod Fair (1822). From 1932 to 1990, the city was known as Gorky. At the present time, Nizhny Novgorod is a popular tourist venue. Its historical part is rich with the sights of the XVI–XX centuries. The modern Nizhny Novgorod is an important industrial, cultural and scientific center of the Russian Federation.