This book includes 49 chapters presented as plenary , invited lectures and posters at the conference. Six plenary lectures have published in an issue of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Vol. 79, No. 12, 2007; the titles of these presentations are given as an Annex at the end of the book. I thank all contrib utors for the preparation of their presentations. It is sad to report that Professor Hitoshi Ohtaki, one of the founders of the Eurasia conferences and contributors passed away on November 5, 2006. Professor Ohtaki enthusiastically promoted international cooperation and took it upon himself to p- licize Japanese science to the wider world. His contribution in this book will serve as a memorable contribution to that goal. He will be missed by all of us. This book is dedicated to his memory. Professor Dr . Bilge S ¿ ener Editor Memorial Tribute to Professor Dr. Hitoshi Ohtaki Curriculum Vitae of Hitoshi Ohtaki Date of Birth September 16, 1932 Place of Birth T ok yo, Japan Date of Decease November 5, 2006 (at the age of 74) Addr ess 3-9-406 Namiki-2-chome, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Japan Institution Chair Professor of The Research Organization of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University Guest Professor of Yokohama City University Education Bachelor of Science, Nagoya University, 1955 Master of Science, Nagoya University, 1957 Doctor of Science, Nagoya University, 1961 ix x Memorial Tribute to Professor Dr.
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