A Selection of the Contents. Prospectives in Selective Liquid-Phase Oxidation (4 papers). Noble Metal Catalyzed Oxidation of Carbohydrates and Carbohydrate Derivatives (invited lecture) (P. Vinke, D. de Wit, A.T.J.W. de Goede and H. van Bekkum). Alkane Oxygenations by H2O2 on Titanium Silicalite (D.R.C. Huybrechts, Ph. Buskens and P.A. Jacobs). Other Heterogeneous Selective Oxidation Reactions (10 papers). On the Bifunctional Nature of Gas-Phase Cyclohexane Ammoximation Catalyst (D.P. Dreoni, D. Pinelli and F. Trifiro'). High Performance of Vanadia Catalysts Supported on TiO2-coated Silica for Selective Oxidation of Ethanol (N.E. Quaranta, V. Cortés Corberán and J.L.G. Fierro). Advances in C1-C5 Alkane Selective Transformation. Methane, ethane and propane (7 papers). Microcalorimetric Studies of the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Ethane over Vanadium Pentoxide Catalysts (J. Le Bars, A. Auroux, J.C. Védrine and M. Baerns). The Selective Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane on Catalysts Derived from Niobium Pentoxide: Preparation, Characterisation and Properties (R.H.H. Smits, K. Seshan and J.R.H. Ross). Butane and Pentane (4 papers). Problems and Outlook for the Selective Heterogeneous Oxidation of C5 Alkanes (invited lecture) (G. Centi, J.T. Gleaves, G. Golinelli and F. Trifiro'). Synergetic Effects in Phosporus Vanadia Catalysts (Ph. Bastians, M. Genet, L. Daza, D. Acosta, P. Ruiz and B. Delmon). New Aspects of the Mechanism and Surface Reactivity of Selective Oxidation Catalysts (11 papers). Catalytic Oxidation: State of the Art and Prospects (invited lecture) (J. Haber). TAP Investigation of Selective o-xylene Oxidation (F.-D. Kopinke, G. Creten and G.F. Froment). New Aspects on the Preparation of Oxide Catalysts and the Application of Characterization Techniques (7 papers). Oxidation Catalysts Obtained by Supporting Molybdena on Silica, Alumina and Titania (C. Martín, M.J. Martín and V. Rives). Immobilized Hemin Catalysts in Oxidation Processes. III. Oxidation of Cysteine (Yu.L. Zub, T.N. Yakubovich and G.P. Potapov). Author Index. Subject Index.