258th ACS National Meeting & Exposition


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Giving scientific professionals a platform to present, publish, discuss, and exhibit research discoveries and technologies in chemistry and its related disciplines. The meeting will provide networking opportunities, and career development and placement. The Exposition will give attendees the chance to meet more than 250 exhibitors, many of whom are showcasing new technological developments. A number of exhibitors also offer free workshops during the meeting so attendees can learn more about these state-of-the-art technologies.


Don't Miss

  • Editor Meet & Greet
    Take this opportunity to meet these editors who will be available for questions and latest news about journals and their services. Find out what you always wanted to know about publishing, e.g.:
    How they became an editor?, What they look for in a submission?, What they think about Open Peer Review?, Why some information is only found in scientific books?, What the Impact Factor does and does not say about a journal?, The Open Access Services of Wiley/Wiley-VCH?
    Convention Center, Booth #2119     Thusday, August 27th; 11:00-12:00

  • Kavli Lectures
    A collaboration between ACS and The Kavli Foundation, an internationally recognized philanthropic organization known for its support of basic scientific innovation.
    Monday, Aug. 26, 4-6 p.m. in the San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 6A/B
    - Thomas Markland, DPhil, The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture:
    “Harnessing the quantum mechanics of the hydrogen bond: From atmospheric science to enzyme catalysis”
    - Frances Arnold, Ph.D., The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture:
    “Innovation by evolution: Bringing new chemistry to life”



General Topics

The meeting will include presentations on chemistry and science including:

  • Agrochemical residue and metabolism chemistry
  • Chemistry of aged beer and spirits
  • Chemistry in real space and time
  • CRISPR/gene Editing and RNAi for enhanced crop production
  • Eco-friendly polymerization
  • Emerging targets for treating drug abuse
  • First-time disclosure of clinical candidates
  • Hybrid functional porous materials: MOFs, silica and conductive polymers
  • Measuring protein conformations and folding inside the cell
  • Nanotechnology for food and agriculture
  • Nanozymes for bioanalysis and beyond

And from the theme of this meeting, “Chemistry and Water”:

  • Agriculture and water scarcity
  • Water quality before and after the 2017 wine country fires
  • Biology and chemistry of waterborne diseases
  • Water, health, and environmental justice in marginalized communities
  • Plastics in aquatic environments
  • Water sustainability through nanotechnology
  • New materials and approaches to water purification and desalination
  • Stormwater treatment and green infrastructure
  • Water and the universe

In addition, the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (#IYPT2019) will be celebrated at the symposia.


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