History

ISRIUM 2017 is part of a series of international meetings that began in Geneva, Switzerland in 1978 with the EuChem Conference on Electron-Deficient Intermediates (organized by Professors Charles Jefford and Curt Wentrup). Since then nearly thirty five conferences have been held at different locations around the world. A historical list of these meetings is given below with the names of organizers inside parentheses.

2016: 7th Heron Island Conference on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules: Synthesis and Mechanism, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. (Professors Curt Wentrup and Craig Williams)

2015: Symposium on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. (Professors Robert Sheridan, Manabu Abe, and William Leigh)

2014: International Symposium on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules, Hiroshima, Japan. (Professor Manabu Abe)

2013: 6th Heron Island Conference on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules: Synthesis and Mechanism, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. (Professors Curt Wentrup and Craig Williams)

2012: International Symposium on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules, Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland. (Professors Thomas Bally and Peter Chen)

2010: Symposium on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules – A Celebration of Bob Moss’ 70 Years, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. (Professors Matthew Platz, Manabu Abe, and William Leigh)

2010: 5th Heron Island Conference on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules: Synthesis and Mechanism,Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. (Professors Curt Wentrup and Craig Williams)

2009: International Symposium on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules, Liblice near Prague, Czech Republic. (Professors Josef Michl and Ivan Stibor, and Ms. Katerina Cmelova)

2007: International Symposium on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules, Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland. (Professors Thomas Bally and Peter Chen)

2007: 4th Heron Island Conference on Synthesis and Mechanism: Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. (Professor Curt Wentrup)

2006: Porquerolles International Conference on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules, Porquerolles Island, France. (Professors Fabien Borget and Jean-Pierre Aycard)

2005: Symposium on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. (Professors Robert Moss, Ralf Warmuth, Curt Wentrup, and Hideo Tomioka)

2005: International Symposium on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Professor Hamish McNab)

2004: 3rd Heron Island Conference on Unusual Molecules and Reactive Intermediates, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. (Professor Curt Wentrup)

2003: International Symposium on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules, Reykjavik, Iceland. (Professor Anna Gudmundsdottir)

2002: International Symposium on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules, Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland. (Professors Thomas Bally and Peter Chen)

2001: International Symposium on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules, Nara, Japan. (Professor Hideo Tomioka)

2000: Symposium on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. (Professors Robert Moss, Heinz Dieter Roth, Curt Wentrup, and Hideo Tomioka)

2000: Conference on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules, Vienna, Austria. (Professor Udo Brinker)

1999: International Workshop on Reactive Intermediates, Szczyrk, Poland. (Professors Jerzy Gebicki, Matthew Platz, Thomas Bally, and Andrzej Marcinek)

1998: International Conference on Reactive Intermediates and Reaction Mechanisms, Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland. (Professors Thomas Bally and Peter Chen)

1997: Tahoe ’97 International Conference on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules, Tahoe City, California, USA. (Professor Robert Sheridan)

1995: Symposium on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. (Professors Matthew Platz, Curt Wentrup, Tito Scaiano, and Wataru Ando)

1995: Polish-American Workshop on Reactive Intermediates, Zakopane, Poland. (Professors Jerzy Gebicki and Matthew Platz)

1994: 2nd Heron Island Conference on Unusual Molecules and Reactive Intermediates, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. (Professor Curt Wentrup)

1993: Current Problems of the Chemistry of Aliphatic Diazo Compounds, St. Petersburg, Russia. (Professors Oleg Nefedov, Rafael Kostikov, Valerii Nikolaev, and Vladimir Popik)

1992: Toronto International Conference on Organic Reactive Intermediates, Toronto, Canada. (Professors Thomas Tidwell and Jerry Kresge)

1991: International Workshop on Reactive Intermediates, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. (Professor Curt Wentrup)

1989: International Symposium on Carbene-Type Reactive Intermediates, Kyoto, Japan. (Professors Akira Oku and Hideo Tomioka)

1987: NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Carbene Chemistry, Fefor, Norway. (Professor Lars Skattebøl)

1986: Symposium on Azide Photochemistry, Anaheim, California, USA. (Professor Matthew Platz)

1983: Symposium on Carbene Chemistry, Washington D.C. USA. (Professors Robert Moss and Peter Stang)

1980: Molecular Designing of Reactive Intermediates – A Case of Carbenes, Okazaki, Japan. (Professor Hiizu Iwamura)

1978: EuChem Conference on Electron-Deficient Intermediates, Geneva, Switzerland. (Professors Charles Jefford and Curt Wentrup)