£ód¼Ÿ, February 2022

Dear Colleagues,

We take great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the 10th International Meeting on Halogen Chemistry (n continuation of HalChem-X, the 9th Multidisciplinary Workshop on Se/S Redox and Catalysis will be held at the Faculty of Chemistry, University of £ód¼ (September 08-10). For detailed information, see: http://wses9.pl/HALCHEM-X) , which will be held at the University of £ód¼Ÿ, Poland from 05 to 08 September 2022. HALCHEM-X follows the 20 years old tradition of the symposia, which originates from the first one held in 2002, when a small group of fans of halogen chemistry arrived to Sardinia by the invitation of Professor Francesco De Vilanova to take part in the first meeting devoted to the chemistry of these elements. Since then, the next 4 meetings have been organized in the south of Europe: in 2004 (HALCHEM-II, Sardinia, Italy), 2006 (HALCHEM-III, Ioannina, Greece), 2008 (HALCHEM-IV, Barcelona, Spain), 2010 (HALCHEM-V, Cagliari, Italy). Next, the HALCHEM-VI moved to India and was held in Bangalore (India) in 2013. The 7th Symposium returned to Europe and was held in Czźstochowa, Poland, in 2015. The 8th Symposium was hosted by Inuyama, Aichi, Japan in 2017 and the 9th - by Perugia, Italy in 2019. The present, 10th Symposium will be again held in Poland, but this time in £ód¼ which is considered to be a center of heteroatom chemistry in the East-Central part of Europe. Traditionally, HALCHEM meetings have been organized for a restricted number of participants (~40-60 researchers coming from several countries), which always allowed efficient interactions between the participants and created a friendly atmosphere for the creation of personal contacts and development of future collaborations. In addition, the policy to give each research group an adequate time for oral presentation has been the key to the success of these meetings. As a consequence of these biennial meetings, numerous scientific collaborations and exchange visits between various groups have been initiated. HALCHEM-X will follow a similar policy and each group will have an adequate time for the presentation of a lecture (30-40 min), but we hope that we will be able to welcome a much larger number of participants with poster communications. As in the previous meetings, contributions from research groups working in the area of halogen chemistry (such as advances in synthetic and theoretical aspects, spectroscopy, supramolecular chemistry, halogen bonding, hypervalent halogen compounds, atmospheric chemistry, etc) are welcome.

£ód¼, the third largest city in Poland is worth a visit, if only to sample the unique atmosphere of the town. Indeed, it could be claimed that £ód¼Ÿ has one of the best-preserved 19th century cityscapes of anywhere in Europe. The imposing palatial residences of the rich factory owners, built up in the XIX century, mingle with the redbrick textile factories preserved in many cases in original architectural form. A number of the latter have recently been restored. A good example is famous "Manufaktura", an old large textile factory, which was fully revitalized and transformed into a modern cultural and shopping center in the recent decade. The neighboring Poznański Palace, which belonged to the former owner of this factory, now houses the Museum of £ód¼Ÿ History and the Museum of Artur Rubinstein, the world-famous piano player born in tenement house located on Piotrkowska street. £ód¼ has a lively cultural life and is especially famous for the Film School. Many of the ornate houses which line Piotrkowska Street, the city's main thoroughfare and centerpiece, have been restored and repainted. The street, which has been pedestrianized, positively buzzes with life in the evenings. There are literally hundreds of restaurants, bars and pubs, with excellent atmosphere for dinner or an evening beer in the circle of colleagues and friends.

£ód¼Ÿ can easily be reached via its own airport or via the airport in Warsaw from which there are convenient railway connections (Warsaw airport - 120 km, train). The Warsaw-Modlin airport - (160 km - convenient bus connection) and Wroc³aw, Katowice and Kraków airports - (200 km - convenient train connection) can also be considered.

We look forward to welcoming you to £ód¼ in September 2022.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Prof. Grzegorz Mlostoń - Chairman

Prof. Piotr Kie³basiński- V-ce-Chairman


University of £ód¼Ÿ, Faculty of Chemistry

91-403 £ód¼, Tamka 12, Poland

Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies

Polish Academy of Sciences

Division of Organic Chemistry

90-363 £ód¼Ÿ, Sienkiewicza 112, Poland


at Sardinia, Italy (2002): Chairperson Prof. Francesco Devillanova

at Sardinia, Italy (2004): Chairperson Prof. Francesco Devillanova

at Ioannina, Greece (2006): Chairperson Prof. Nick Hadjiliadis

at Barcelona, Spain (2008): Chairperson Prof. Francesc Teixidor i Bombardo'

at Cagliari, Italy (2010): Chairperson Prof. Francesco Devillanova

at Bangalore, India (2012): Chairperson Prof. Govindasamy Mugesh

at Czestochowa, Poland (2015): Chairperson Prof. Jozef Drabowicz

at Inuyama, Japan (2017): Chairperson Prof. Kazuaki Ishihara

at Perugia, Italy (2019): Chairperson Prof. Claudio Santi


Symposium Contact  HalChem X
prof. dr hab. Grzegorz Mlostoń