Published online: 29 March 2014
Ó Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
The ﬁrst OPU–TKU International Symposium on Frontier Chemistry and Materials
for the 21st Century was held in Sakai, Osaka, Japan, 18–19 November, 2013.
Because of the high quality of the papers presented at the symposium, the
organizing committee proposed publication of the papers in a special issue Research
on Chemical Intermediates.
In July 2012, Tamkang University (TKU) and Osaka Prefecture University
(OPU) signed a sister university agreement to develop academic cooperation and
exchange scholars between the universities. Last year, when Professor Masakazu
Anpo visited TKU; we decided the date, place, and topics for this ‘‘OPU–TKU
Development of new materials has recently become an extremely interesting
research topic, especially in chemistry. Organic synthesis and theoretical investigation
based on calculation are both important in the ﬁeld. Thus, we decided ‘‘Frontier
Chemistry and Materials for the 21st Century’’ as the main topic of the symposium.
The 22 papers included in this special issue give an idea of advances of our
knowledge and capabilities in this research ﬁeld. We would like to thank all the
authors for presenting their recent research contribution for this special issue. We
also express our sincere gratitude to all the reviewers for their effort and expertise in
reviewing the manuscripts.
B.-C. Wang (&)
College of Science, Tamkang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Department of Chemistry, Tamkang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Life Science Development Center, Tamkang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Res Chem Intermed (2014) 40:2155