Res. Chem. Intermed.
, Vol. 34, No. 2–3, pp. 113–114 (2008)
Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008.
Also available online - www.brill.nl/rci
The Chinese–French Seminar on New Functional Inorganic, Organic and Hybrid
(nano) Materials was held from 21 to 23 November, 2006 at East China University
of Science & Technology (Shanghai, China). It was a great event, and at the
same time provided a good chance for communication between Chinese and
French scholars in the ﬁeld of functional materials. This seminar was supported
by the French Consulate in Shanghai, the Direction Relations Européennes et
Internationales of CNRS and East China University of Science & Technology.
In this seminar, Professor Clément Sanchez, representing 10 French professors,
and Chunhui Huang and Junhao Chu, as representants of more than 20 Chinese
professors, gave keynote lectures. We believe the opening of this seminar will surely
be one part of rich academic resources. It has profound meanings in many respects.
For example, it improved the communication between Chinese and international
scholars. This seminar played a positive, signiﬁcant role in vigorously promoting
the growth of the society, even the world, not only in the academic area but also in
economic, social and scientiﬁc areas. Many famous professors came here to gather
with the aim of better promoting the development of advanced materials and mutual
The seminar was presided over by Professor Jacques Delaire and Professor
He Tian. Many teachers and graduate students from School of Chemistry and
Molecular Engineering of East China University of Science & Technology chaired
the other sessions.
During the sessions of the seminar, the organizing committee arranged some activ-
ities such as visiting the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry/Chinese Academy
of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai Institute of Ceramics and the key laboratories of East
China University of Science & Technology, which were warmly welcomed by the
From the participants in the seminar we have received 17 high-quality papers,
10 from Chinese scholars and 7 from French scholars.
We would like to take this opportunity to express the greatest thanks to Professor
Masakazu Anpo, the Editor-in-Chief of Research on Chemical Intermediates.We
would also like to thank the publisher of Research on Chemical Intermediates for
the help in publishing this Special Issue.