Published online: 8 December 2009
Ó Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009
This Special Issue of Research on Chemical Intermediates follows the Chinese
National Conference on Solar Photochemistry and Photocatalysis, which was held at
the Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China, November 2–4, 2008. The aim
of this conference was to provide an overview of the new progress and latest
ﬁndings with bi-annual background and deep insight into the opportunities,
challenges, and new directions in the ﬁeld of photochemistry and photocatalysis.
The conference was mainly dedicated to promoting the communication and linkage
between scientists and industrialists. Certainly, it will greatly boost the science and
technology development of photochemistry and photocatalysis in China.
The conference was successfully organized by the Shanghai Normal University
under the auspices of the Photochemistry Professional Committee of the Chinese
Renewable Energy Society. Although it was a Chinese scholar conference, it
brought together 325 scientists, engineers, and other photochemical professionals
from all over the world to present and discuss the latest research concerning all of
the aspects of photochemistry and photocatalysis. Nine plenary presentations and 22
keynote lectures were addressed by famous scientists from China, Japan, and the
United States. Meanwhile, over 122 oral reports and 67 posters were contributed.
After reviewing a total of more than 200 papers, 18 articles with a clear focus
regarding photochemistry and photocatalysis were selected for possible publication
in this Special Issue.
H. Li Á H. Li
Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China
T. An (&)
Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Res Chem Intermed (2009) 35:651–652