First reactions from the Advisory Board Members

The year 2001 will celebrate the birth of a brand new journal Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, which will inherit the practical spirit of the traditional Journal für praktische Chemie.
Tadatoshi Aratani, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Osaka (Japan)

It is apparent that catalysis has become a huge player in organic synthesis and there is clearly a need for a first rate journal which spans basic research findings through applied concerns such as catalyst stability and separations.
R. Thomas Baker, Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA)

In the 21st century a significant part of organic synthesis will be devoted towards the development of clean processes. They are not only of interest on a laboratory scale; their application in industry will also add to the wealth of our societies. Here, catalysis is a key technology for the development of sustainable processes. Based on the historical tradition of the Journal für praktische Chemie the newly launched Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis is an excellent medium to publish in this timely and important area and to keep abreast of new developments.
Matthias Beller, Universität Rostock (Germany)

Organic synthesis is increasingly influenced by contributions from catalysis; the strength and vigour of modern catalytic chemistry and its spectacular progress makes a specialized journal very timely.
John M. Brown, Oxford University (UK)

Catalysis is already offering essential tools for synthesis with clean processes. No doubt that during this decade the discovery of new efficient catalysts will promote unprecedented combinations of molecules into useful products with atom economy. Moreover, industrial applications are expected to emerge from catalytic reactions performed by easily accessible and recoverable catalysts. The association of practical and innovative aspects of catalysis and synthesis for the profit of both academia research and industrial application will make the success of the new journal Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis.
Pierre Dixneuf, Université de Rennes 1 (France)

The concept of the journal is a good one, and it serves a growing need in the chemical sciences.
Michael P. Doyle, University of Arizona, Tucson (USA)

I consider the birth of your journal most timely. Efficient utilization of feed stock by precision synthesis and catalysis are at the heart of a sustainable development of the modern chemical industry. Partnership of academia and industry is an essential ingredient to achieve that goal.
Eite E. Drent, Shell International Chemicals B.V., Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Efficiency at all levels is the key contribution of chemical research towards a sustainable development, and it is an implicit goal for every synthetic chemist in both academia and industry alike. Obviously, if a "Journal of Stereopurity and Synthetic Effectiveness" would exist today, it would be the must-read for synthetic chemists. By its conception and the stature of its editors, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis has the potential to fulfill this role, and it may become your top choice of journals for tomorrow.
Wolf-Dieter Fessner, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)

The combination of fundamental and applied aspects that is planned for Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis is particularly timely as there is no doubt that practical organic synthesis and catalysis are intertwined and the industrial view of the field is of utmost importance for its further development.
Jean M. J. Fréchet, University of California at Berkeley (USA)

Catalysis is a key technology for the future and a high quality journal that explicitly addresses this timely field of research is very welcome.
Alois Fuerstner, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim/Ruhr (Germany)

I believe that this breakthrough in chemical publications will help to bridge the gap between academia and industry. The journal will be more widely read and therefore becomes more valuable.
Ewald Gallei, BASF AG, Ludwigshafen (Germany)

Synthesis using catalysis is growing up. Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis is a timely journal which should attract chemists both in Academia and Industry.
Tamio Hayashi, Kyoto University (Japan)

Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis enables knowledge transfer of efficient organic synthesis between academia and industry.
Herbert Hugl, Bayer AG, Leverkusen (Germany)

I strongly believe that future development of catalysis as an enabling technology for clean and sustainable (in)organic synthesis requires a direct integration of new catalytic reaction and reactor (engineering) concepts. To this purpose the new journal can provide the ideal platform for scientists from academia and industry to actively exchange new ideas and results in this area of advanced catalysis and synthesis.
Gerard van Koten, Utrecht University (The Netherlands)

A journal covering catalytic organic synthesis from academic to industrial perspectives is most timely.
Larry E. Overman, University of California at Irvine (USA)

This journal will hopefully "catalyze" the smooth interaction between  the academia and the industry of new millennium.
Keisuke Suzuki, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)

It is clear that advanced synthesis and catalysis are both enabling to new research in these fields. It is clear that supramolecular and materials chemistry provide unrealized opportunities to synthesis and catalysis.
Timothy M. Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (USA)

The increasing demand for targeted functions require ever more sophisticated molecular structures. Such structures highlight the need for improved synthetic efficiency. It is not a question of whether particular compound can be synthesized, but how. To do so whereby the number of steps is minimized requires new concepts. The challenges are vast and the opportunities enormous. Providing a forum for this critical area of chemistry by this journal is an important new thrust.
Barry M. Trost, Stanford University (USA)

Catalysis has now reached a stage where it is routinely employed in many synthetic programs. In conjunction with the industry/academia partnership, I believe that this new journal will be able to attract some high quality papers.
Jonathan M. J. Williams, University of Bath (UK)

I am sure that true collaboration between academia and industry will be essential in 21st century. For this purpose, this type of journal will play a very important role in developing this area of organic chemistry.
Hisashi Yamamoto, Nagoya University (Japan)