Res. Chem. Intermed.
, Vol. 34, Nos 8–9, p. 661 (2008)
Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008.
Also available online - www.brill.nl/rci
The 11th Korea–Japan Symposium on Catalysis was held from the 21–23 May,
2007 at Yonsei University (Seoul, South Korea). It was the continuation of the
joint catalysis symposium between Japan and Korea, promoting the close and warm
relationship between our country’s scientists. This 11th meeting was organized by
the Catalysis Division of the Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers and chaired
by Prof. Yong-Gun Shul (Yonsei University) with Prof. Shinichi Nakata (Akita
University) as the Japanese coordinator.
In this symposium, 180 titles related to energy, environment and catalytic chem-
istry were presented as oral and poster presentations with more than 300 scientists
attending. The plenary lectures were given by Profs Wataru Ueda and Son-Ki Ihm.
A day earlier, a Young Scientist Session was held and this has become another
tradition since the 9th meeting which was held in Osaka. This year, there were
73 research works from graduate students and young researchers.
On the occasion of this meeting, Profs Yoshio Ono and Young-Gul Kim gave
lectures on the Recent Progress in Solid Base Catalysis and the history of the
cultural exchanges between Korea and Japan. This symposium has not only played
a positive, signiﬁcant role in the development of advanced catalytic science and
mutual understanding, but also contributed to a better future for our respective
societies by engaging the young people to come together for discussions and
exchanges. For this successful symposium, we would like to express our sincere
thanks to Profs Kwan-Young Lee, Han-Sung Kim, Jae-Sung Lee and Wha-Seung
Ahn as members of the Organizing Committee. Also, this kind of great event
could not be carried out without the strong contributions from the industry and
government, and we would like to thank them for their generous ﬁnancial support.
In this Special Issue of Research on Chemical Intermediates, we present 28 excel-
lent, selected articles from this symposium as our contribution to science. For this
opportunity, we would like to express out greatest thanks to Prof. Masakazu Anpo,
the Editor-in-Chief of Research on Chemical Intermediates. We would also like to
thank the publishers for their kind help in realizing this Special Issue. Finally, we
would like to thank all of the contributors and reviewers to this Special Issue for
their kind support. Thank you very much.