UB Chemistry Lecturer Presents His Research Results at The 9th ACCC9 Bangkok, Thailand

FMIPA UB lecturer and researcher, Yuniar Ponco Prananto, S.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D presents his research results at The 9th ACCC9 Bangkok, Thailand

Lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Brawijaya University (FMIPA UB) Yuniar Ponco Prananto, S.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D presented the results of his research at the 9th Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ACCC9) Bangkok, on 19-22 February 2024 .

This lecturer who studies the field of Coordination Chemistry presented his research entitled “Crystal Structure of 4- Picolinyl Cyanohydroximinoacetamide Complexes with K(I), Cs(I), and Tl(I)”.

Yuniar was the only delegate from Indonesia who came and had the opportunity to present the results of his research regarding coordination compounds from the Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOF) class made from a new ligand, namely 4-Picolinyl Cyanohydroximinoacetamide (or abbreviated as H2-4pcha) in the Main Group Chemistry session.

This international conference is a biennial meeting organized by the research and academic community in the field of Coordinating Chemistry throughout Asia, where this year the organizing committee is the Chemical Society of Thailand in collaboration with Suranaree University of Technology and Chulalongkorn University.

This conference presented at least eight plenary speakers and 20 keynote speakers from various world universities, such as Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, China, India, Germany, Canada, Thailand and the United States.

The four-days activity was divided into several sessions based on study topics, namely: MOF/COF chemistry, Single-molecule magnets and spintronics, Switchable magnetic materials, Catalytic coordination chemistry, Organometallic chemistry, F-Element chemistry, Frontiers in coordination chemistry, Luminescent compounds, Coordination cages, Supramolecular chemistry, Main group chemistry, Bioinorganic chemistry, Theoretical insights in coordination chemistry, and Coordination compounds for medical applications.

Regarding his research, Yuniar explained that determining the crystal structure of a molecule or inorganic material is very necessary to study the relationship between the arrangement of atoms and interactions between atoms on the physico-chemical properties of a material, so that the design for the development of the material can be more targeted and its application potential is increasingly wide opened.

Even though the synthesis of inorganic materials based on coordination compounds is relatively easy and affordable, the obstacle faced by researchers in the field of coordination chemistry is the lack of instrumentation, namely the Single Crystal X-Ray Diffractometer (SC-XRD), which can be used to determine the structure of the resulting material. Therefore, UB team led by Yanuar had to collaborate with colleagues outside UB and abroad (Monash University – Australia) to be able to get access to this instrumentation.

In addition to attend the conferences, Yanuar also promoted UB Chemistry Department and explored research collaborations with several colleagues from universities in Thailand such as Suranaree University of Technology and Chulalongkorn University, as well as colleagues from other universities in Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan and Australia.

Through this conference, Yanuar hopes that the results of his research can contribute to the development of basic knowledge in the field of inorganic chemistry regarding the relationship between the arrangement of atoms in a molecule and its physico-chemical properties. So that functional materials based on coordination compounds can be further developed and their benefits can be felt widely.

Furthermore, he also hopes that by attending this activity, UB and Indonesian researchers can be better known at the international level. [YPP/Irene/ UB PR/ Trans. Iir]