Preface Res Chem Intermed (2014) 40:1–2 DOI 10.1007/s11164-013-1448-x Masaya Matsuoka So-Hye Cho Published online: 5 November 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013 The 2012 OPU-KIST-ECUST Joint Symposium on Advanced Materials and their Applications (JSAMA2012) was held in Osaka Prefecture University (OPU, Sakai, Japan) on September 10th–11th, 2012. The ‘‘2011 KIST-OPU Joint Symposium on Nano-Science and Materials’’ was first held on May 2nd–3rd, 2011, at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, Seoul, South Korea), to promote scientific cooperation between KIST and OPU. In JASMA2012, the scientific cooperative relationship was expanded to involve three organizations, OPU, KIST, and the East China University of Science Technology (ECUST, Shanghai, China). The JSAMA2012 conference provided a forum for international colleagues to exchange innovative ideas on scientific findings and technological developments in the field of advanced materials. The key topics of the conference were: 1 environment-related materials; 2 nano-ordered catalysts and photocatalysts; 3 nano-structured and/or hybrid materials; 4 energy related materials; and 5 biomaterials. This special Issue of Research on Chemical Intermediates contains manuscripts presented at JSAMA2012. The purpose of the symposium was to give an overview of the present status of the topic and to foresee future trends in the field of advanced Research on Chemical Intermediates Springer Journals

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