Res. Chem. Intermed.
, Vol. 33, No. 3–5, pp. 201–202 (2007)
Also available online - www.brill.nl/rci
It is a great privilege for us to introduce this Special Issue of Research on Chemical
Intermediates dedicated to Prof. Mario Schiavello on the occasion of his 70th
Prof. Schiavello has made important contributions to the development of hetero-
geneous photocatalysis; his rich and qualiﬁed scientiﬁc production and academic
positions, ﬁlled with great dedication, are the facts of greater resonance. However,
for us, his personal qualities are equally signiﬁcant; we mostly appreciate not only
his acute mind, capable of original judgements, but also the love and care shed in
his excellent lectures.
This Special Issue contains original contributions from people involved in the
various aspects of heterogeneous photocatalysis. Nineteen papers are presented
from researchers from Universities and public research institutions. The papers
cover the following main themes: (i) preparation, characterization and testing
of photocatalysts; (ii) combination of heterogeneous photocatalysis with other
technologies; (iii) kinetic and mechanistic aspects of photocatalytic reactions; and
(iv) photocatalytic syntheses.
We wish to thank the authors and the referees for the high quality of their work and
for having complied with the deadlines of the editing procedure. Dr. M. Addamo is
gratefully acknowledged for his efﬁciency as executive secretary.
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