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Welcome to Aromaticity 2024!

The meaning of the term aromatic changes over time but it is still used in all areas of chemistry to define systems with similar behavior as benzene. As a concept, aromaticity is not directly accessible in experiments, but its consequences are. This experimental impossibility of measuring aromaticity has opened the door to many controversial issues and discussions around it. Thus, it is not surprising to find many attempts to define this term depending on the grounds of different approaches. So, assigning an unequivocal and absolute meaning to aromaticity is risky. In view of these problems of subjectivity, it is remarkable that this concept is still useful to rationalize and understand the structure and reactivity of many molecular entities. In this meeting, experts (theorists and experimentalists) in this field will discuss all aspects of aromaticity, in order to provide the basis for an updated and more comprehensive IUPAC definition of this concept. 


On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the Aromaticity 2024 meeting, we have the pleasure to invite theoretical and computational chemists interested in the field to be held in Merida, Mexico, on September 23-26, 2024


The venue will be Hotel Holiday Inn Merida. We are certain that the academic program and the attractive location will make Aromaticity 2024 an unforgettable event.


Looking forward to seeing you all there!


Gabriel Merino, Miquel Solà and Henrik Ottosson


Aromaticity 2024


We are offering convenient accommodation in the Holiday Inn Merida. This hotel is situated in Merida.

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Abstract Submission

The Aromaticity Organizing Committee invites the submission of abstracts for Invited lectures and Poster Communications. Presenting authors must have made their reservation at the host hotel. The fee payment will be done at the conference desk. All abstracts must be submitted via e-mail to


  • Abstracts for poster communications may be submitted before...  15th, 2024

  • The Organizing Committee will notify authors of acceptance/rejection of each poster contribution before... 30th, 2024. Instructions for poster presentations will be provided soon.

  • The text in the abstract should be a single-spaced .doc file.

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"I enjoyed the beautiful and rich aromatic chemistry at the joyful site. Another enjoyable part was the round-table session, where I could intimately discuss with theoreticians. Through this session, I learned and understood my part of “stakeholder” on aromaticity, which was indispensable and important experience for me. I hope that you may successfully re-define the term, “aromaticity”, which should be a difficult yet very important task."

Hiroyuki Isobe


"The conference was very well organized and stimulating for me. In particular, the last discussion reminds me of the importance of how to consider the scientific research philosophically."

Masaichi Saito

"I am grateful for everything the wonderful organizers have done to make this meeting so special."

Jonathan Sessler


"Thank you very much for organizing such a wonderful conference and I thoroughly enjoyed the meeting, location and the science!"

Yunlong Zhang


"…..Y mis felicitaciones por la organización del congreso que a mi modo de ver ha sido muy interesante."

Fernando Langa de la Fuente

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