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Published in Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 281 (2008) 1–2.


The following Special Issue of The Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical consists of the Proceedings of The Fourth San Luis Symposium on Surfaces, Interfaces and Catalysis, a Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute, which took place in Cuernavaca, Mexico, on April 14–23, 2007. This was the fourth in a series of symposia designed to strengthen the links between Latin American and US and European scientists in the areas of surface science and catalysis. The concept was born at a conference in August of 1994 organized to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of the city of San Luis in Argentina. The conference was mostly financed by the State of San Luis with supporting funds from the Argentinean National Government. The meeting was deemed a great success, more than fulfilling the expectations of the organizers and included attendees from the US, UK and Mexico (as well as from Argentina itself). The quality of the work presented there is reflected in the publication of the conference papers in the leading international journal Langmuir (12, 1 (1996)).

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