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Welcome to Aromaticity 2025!

The concept of "aromaticity" has undergone continuous refinement throughout history, yet it remains a cornerstone in chemistry for describing systems exhibiting benzene-like behavior. While the concept itself is not directly measurable, its effects are readily observed. This has led to extensive debate and diverse interpretations of its definition, with various theoretical approaches offering distinct perspectives. Consequently, a universally accepted and definitive understanding of aromaticity remains elusive. Despite these challenges, aromaticity continues to be a valuable tool for unraveling the structure and reactivity of diverse molecules.
The Aromaticity 2025 conference aims to bridge this gap by convening leading experts with both experimental and theoretical expertise. This gathering seeks to establish the foundation for a comprehensive and updated definition of aromaticity, potentially leading to its official recognition by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).
On behalf of the Aromaticity 2025 Organizing Committee, we cordially invite chemists from across the globe to attend the event in Merida, Mexico, from January 27 to 30, 2025. The event will be held at the Hotel Holiday Inn Merida, and we are confident that the stimulating program, coupled with the beautiful location, will make Aromaticity 2025 an unforgettable experience.


Gabriel Merino (Cinvestav Mérida)
Miquel Solà (Universitat de Girona)
Henrik Ottosson (Uppsala Universitet)


Igor Alabugin
Mercedes Alonso
Marija Baranac-Stojanović
Matthias Bickelhaupt
Juan Casado
Fernando Cossío
Bo Durbeej
Israel Fernández
Celia Fonseca-Guerra
Gernot Frenking
Aiko Fukazawa
Renana Gershoni-Poranne
Ori Gidron
Daniel Gryko
Yoshimitsu Itoh
Malika Jeffries-EL
Oscar Jiménez-Halla
Peter Karadakov

Aurelio Mateo-Alonso

Florida State University
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
University of Belgrade
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
University of Málaga
Universidad del País Vasco
Linköping University
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Kyoto University, Japan
Israel Institute of Technology
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Polish Academy of Sciences
University of Tokyo
Boston University
Universidad de Guanajuato
University of York

University of the Basque Country

Eduard Matito
Paul McGonigal
Jean-Francoise Morin
Alvaro Muñoz
Masaaki Nakamoto
Minh Tho Nguyen
Sudip Pan
Jordi Poater
Robert Podgajny
Yosadara Ruiz-Morales
Hiroshi Shinokubo
Amnon Stanger
Irena Stara
Dariusz Szczepanik
Francesc Teixidor
William Tiznado
John D. Tovar
Clara Viñas
Judy Wu

Donostia International Physics Centre
University of York, UK
Université Laval
Universidad San Sebastián
Hiroshima University
Van Lang University
Jillin University
Universitat de Barcelona
Jagiellonian University
Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo
Nagoya University, Japan
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Czech Academy of Sciences
Jagiellonian University
Institute of Materials Science, CSIC
Universidad Andrés Bello
Johns Hopkins University
Institute of Materials Science, CSIC
University of Houston

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