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Front Matter

From Bio-organic Chemistry to Molecular and Synthetic Biology: Fulfilling Emil Fischer’s Dream
Jeffrey Johnson

The Transformation of Organic Chemistry in Japan: From Majima Riko to the Third International Symposium on the Chemistry of Natural Products
Masanori Kaji

The Nuclear Fission Table in the Deutsches Museum: A Special Piece of Science History on the Eve of World War II
Susanne Rehn-Taube

Preserving the Heritage of Modern Chemistry
Ronald Brashear

The Two International Congresses Held in Tokyo in the 1920s: The Rise of the First Generation of Japanese Scientists
Masanori Wada

Jean Gérard, Secretary General and Driving Force of the International Chemical Conferences between the Wars
Danielle M. Fauque

San-ichiro Mizushima and the Realignment of the International Relations of Japanese Chemistry
Yoshiyuki Kikuchi

Female Scientists Whom Nobuo Yamada Encountered: Early Years of Radio Chemistry and the Radium Institute
Keiko Kawashima

Changing Names and Naming Change: Transformations in the “International Machinery” of Chemical Information
Evan Hepler-Smith

A Career at the Center: Linus Pauling and the Transformation of Chemical Science in the Twentieth Century
Mary Jo Nye

A Child of Many Fathers: The Question of Credit for the Discovery of Thiamine, 1884-1936
Kevin Fujitani

“Pauling’s Boys” and DNA Structure: Collaborative Failure in the Transition from Structural Chemistry to Molecular Biology
Pnina G. Abir-Am

Structure of the NMR Revolution
Pierre Laszlo

Pursuit of Accurate Measurements: Gas Electron Diffraction from the 1930s to the 1960s
Mari Yamaguchi

Development of Vibrational Spectroscopy of Polyatomic Molecules in the 1930s and Its Implication for the Emergence of “Molecular Science”
Makoto Yamaguchi

From Fuel Chemistry to Quantum Chemistry: Kenichi Fukui and the Rise of the Kyoto School
Yasu Furukawa

Physical Methods in the Twentieth Century between Disciplines and Cultures
Carsten Reinhardt

The Small-Scale Ammonia Production of China in the Time of Mao Zedong
Takeshi Mine

‘Ideal’ Gases: Anaesthetics in the Heart of the Twentieth Century
Ian D. Rae

Perfume at the Forefront of Macrocyclic Compound Research: From Switzerland to Du Pont
Galina Shyndriayeva

Polanyi’s Physical Adsorption: One of the Early Theories of Quantum Chemistry
Shintaro Furuya

From Physical Chemistry to Chemical Physics, 1913-1941
Jeremiah James

Robert Mulliken and His Influence on Japanese Physical Chemistry
Noboru Hirota

Program, The International Workshop on the History of Chemistry “Transformation of Chemistry from the 1920s to the 1960s” (IWHC 2015 Tokyo)