Masayuki Wasa, Keary M. Engle and Jin-Quan Yu
The cover shows – and this issue celebrates – the very recent awarding of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2010 to Professors Richard Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi, and Akira Suzuki for their work on palladium-catalyzed cross-couplings in organic synthesis. The Editorial Board of the Israel Journal of Chemistry is proud to have selected metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions as a particularly important and timely topic for this special issue. The illustration's background is taken from the article by Wasa, Engle, and Yu, on page 605 of this issue. Photos reproduced with permission from the universities of Delaware, Purdue and Hokkaido, respectively. Graphics: Mrs. Dina Mid of the Technion Printing Unit.