This will be a short post. Some time ago, with a blessing from Professor de Meijere of the University of Göttingen, I agreed to serve as the guest editor for a special issue of Chemical Reviews dedicated to the impact of small ring heterocycles in synthesis. My sincere thanks go out to the following contributors, without whom none of this would be possible:
Prof. Hiroaki Ohno (Osaka, Japan)
Prof. Eric Rivard (Alberta, Canada)
Prof. Renzo Luisi (Bari, Italy)
Prof. Tom Lectka (Baltimore, USA)
Prof. Sven Mangelinckx (Belgium)
Prof. Tehshik Yoon (Madison, USA)
Prof. Pauline Chiu (Hong Kong, China)
Prof. Bob Coates (Cornell, USA)
Prof. Aby Doyle (Princeton, USA)
Prof. Yian Shi (Colorado, USA)
Prof. Erick Carreira (Zurich, Switzerland)
And, of course, I want to thank my students Ben Rotstein, Serge Zaretsky, and Vishal Rai, who contributed to writing our own contribution to this issue.
I am also really grateful to Prof. Guy Bertrand who made it all go very smoothly. I hope that you will have fun reading all of the papers in this collection. I know I will!