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  • 16 Jan 2019
    Cofactor switches catalyst

    Chemists at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have developed a new catalyst that can be activated by addition of a 'cofactor', in this case a small signaling molecule. This resembles processes found in ...

  • 7 Jan 2019
    Professor Bob van der Zwaan contributes to important EU decarbonisation report

    The European High-Level Panel on Decarbonisation Pathways has recently presented its final report to Carlos Moedos, EU commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation. The report provides a unique perspective on ...

  • 7 Jan 2019
    Thieme chemistry journals award for Chris Slootweg

    Associate professor Dr Chris Slootweg of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is one of the recipients of the 2019 Thieme Chemistry Journals Award.

  • 18 Dec 2018
    Booking.com supports research into renewable jet fuel from waste

    Dr Shiju Raveendran of the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry has acquired a 150,000 euro grant from Booking.com. He conducts research into the manufacture of renewable jet fuel ...

  • 17 Dec 2018
    Best Poster award for Ilse Denekamp at national chemistry conference

    PhD student Ilse Denekamp of the Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry research group has won the Best Poster Award by public vote at the Dutch national chemistry conference CHAINS 2018 earlier this month.

  • 15 Nov 2018
    UvA researchers advocate mitigation of stationary NOx emissions in Europe

    Working at the Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), MSc student Cedric Koolen and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg have made an analysis of air pollution in Europe. In a concept ...

  • 14 Nov 2018
    Professor Joost Reek receives IOCF lectureship award in Japan

    Prof. Joost Reek of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences is the recipient of the 47th IOCF lectureship award. It was presented to him at Kyoto University by professor Michinori ...

  • 9 Nov 2018
    Rigid metal-organic framework as a molecular sieve for ethylene

    A Chinese-American research team has developed an ultra microporous rigid metal–organic framework that can act as a molecular sieve for the separation of ethylene/ethane mixtures. The results have just been published ...

  • 29 Oct 2018
    New metal-organic framework for highly efficient separation of ethane from ethylene

    Industrial production of ethylene, the key ingredient in the most common form of plastic, requires its separation from ethane in a process that consumes large amounts of energy. An alternative would be differential ...

  • 28 Sep 2018
    Promiscuous enzyme enables efficient and benign synthesis of nitriles

    Researchers of the Biocatalysis group at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have discovered an unexpected catalytic promiscuity of the enzyme galactose oxidase. They utilized ...

  • 17 Sep 2018
    Gadi Rothenberg appointed Lady Davis visiting professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Prof. Gadi Rothenberg, who heads the Heterogeneous Catalysis & Sustainable Chemistry group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), has been appointed as a Lady Davis Visiting Professor at the ...

  • 30 Aug 2018
    Sustainable and very selective biocatalytic conversion of aldehydes to carboxylic acids

    The Biocatalysis research group led by Dr Francesco Mutti of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has developed the first viable biocatalytic 'green' process for the ...

  • 12 Jul 2018
    Supramolecular nanoconcentrators boost performance of water oxidation catalyst

    By applying their 'nanoconcentrator' concept of functionalized self-assembled nanospheres to a ruthenium-based water oxidation catalyst, researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for ...

  • 10 Jul 2018
    Sustainable Chemistry Research in SciTech Europa Quarterly

    Research of the Inorganic Materials team of the Sustainable Chemistry research priority area was recently highlighted in SciTech Europa Quarterly. The team, led by Dr Stefania Grecea, develops efficient, selective, ...

  • 5 Jul 2018
    Solar Fuels could become competitive in the 2030s

    The industrial synthesis of renewable hydrogen, syngas, methanol and diesel could become competitive with respect to their fossil counterparts within the next two decades. This follows from a techno-economic analysis ...

  • 29 Jun 2018
    Research into sustainable chemistry awarded with 1.2 million euros

    The Advanced Research Center for Chemical Building Blocks Consortium has awarded three research projects to Joost Reek and Bas de Bruin of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences. Three new PhD students will ...

  • 19 Jun 2018
    Inaugural lecture Gert-Jan Gruter: 'The opportunity of sustainable materials'.

    On Wednesday 13 June, professor of Industrial Sustainable Chemistry Gert-Jan Gruter delivered his inaugural lecture in the UvA Aula. He presented a clear introduction to his research and gave his view on the ...

  • 15 May 2018
    Sparkling launch for new HIMS spin-off 'Spark904'

    Spark904, a new spin-off company of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, provides analytical and spectroscopic services on demand. On 9 May the company was officially launched ...

  • 21 Apr 2018
    The Innocent, the Guilty and the Suspicious

    Chemistry researchers including Prof. Bas de Bruin of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute of Molecular Sciences (HIMS) are featured on the cover of Chemistry, A European Journal, in an image inspired ...

  • 17 Apr 2018
    Novel, water-stable metal-organic framework for selective CO2 adsorption

    Researchers of the University of Amsterdam’s Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry have developed a novel porous material capable of selectively adsorbing CO2. In the journal Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers they ...

  • 19 Mar 2018
    UvA chemists shed light on intermediate steps in cascade reactions

    Researchers at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have developed a theoretical concept that describes tandem reactions for active particles on active surfaces. The ...

  • 20 Feb 2018
    Makoto Fujita Winner of Wolf Prize in Chemistry - 2018

    The 2018 Wolf Foundation Prize for Chemistry will be awarded to Makoto Fujita of the University of Tokyo, and visiting professor of the UvA via the research priority area sustainable chemistry, for his achievements ...

  • 9 Feb 2018
    Dutch-Chinese cooperation in supramolecular catalysts

    Prof. Joost Reek of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has obtained a grant for a collaborative project with prof.dr. Li-Zhu Wu from the Technical Institute of Physics and ...

  • 6 Feb 2018
    Four public-private research projects receive LIFT funding

    Chemists Gert-Jan Gruter, Moniek Tromp and Shiju Raveendran of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have received funding through the so-called LIFT scheme of the Innovation Fund Chemistry.

  • 29 Jan 2018
    Towards pericyclic organophosphorus chemistry

    Organic chemists at the group of Dr Chris Slootweg of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (University of Amsterdam) have successfully expanded the field of pericyclic organophosphorus chemistry for the ...

  • 17 Jan 2018
    Plastic from CO2 and plants, for example for LEGO

    With four research projects, of which one in collaboration with LEGO, the new UvA research group Industrial Sustainable Chemistry (ISC) is off to a flying start. Being part of the university research priority ...

  • 18 Dec 2017
    Moniek Tromp elected member of the European Academy of Sciences

    Dr Moniek Tromp of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been elected member of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc).

  • 11 Dec 2017
    Unilever Research Prize for Ilse Denekamp

    Ilse Denekamp, PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, has won the Unilever Research Prize for her MSc project on new supercapacitor materials.

  • 30 Nov 2017
    Towards new green chemistry using enzymes and light

    Chemists at the Biocatalysis group of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have contributed to research that potentially renders the synthesis of certain pharmaceuticals, ...

  • 28 Nov 2017
    Moniek Tromp awarded Athena Prize 2017

    Dr Moniek Tromp of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been awarded the Athena Prize 2017 by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The prize honours ...

  • 13 Nov 2017
    HIMS professor Gadi Rothenberg appointed at Fudan University

    Prof. Gadi Rothenberg has been appointed as Senior Visiting Scholar at Fudan University, one of the top universities in China. Rothenberg is the Chair of Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry research ...

  • 23 Oct 2017
    Taming radicals to synthesize napthalenes and dienes

    Chemists in the group of professor Bas de Bruin at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have developed a method to synthesize dihydronaphthalenes from linear substrates, ...

  • 27 Sep 2017
    UvA catalyst for cleaning cyanide from wastewater goes pilot scale

    A cyanide decomposition catalyst developed by Dr Paula Oulego, Dr Raveendran Shiju and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is now ...

  • 12 Sep 2017
    Converting waste toilet paper into electricity

    Chemists at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Sustainable Chemistry research priority area, together with colleagues from the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development of Utrecht University, have published ...

  • 8 Sep 2017
    From hydrogen sulfide waste to sustainable hydrogen and sulfur

    In a collaborative project of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) with the State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals in Dalian (China), researchers have succeeded in the ...

  • 28 Aug 2017
    Sino-Dutch grant for research into flexible printed circuit boards

    Dr Ning Yan and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg of the University of Amsterdam's Sustainable Chemistry research priority area have been awarded a joint grant to research and develop new catalysts and processes for making the ...

  • 22 Aug 2017
    UvA and Solvay crack solvent mixtures puzzle

    Chemists working at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Sustainable Chemistry research priority area have collaborated with the Solvay Lab of the Future in Bordeaux to develop a practical toolbox for predicting the ...

  • 21 Aug 2017
    Promoting female excellence

    The Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry bridges experimental and computational sciences and promotes gender balance by supporting FemEx-NL 2017.

  • 9 Jul 2017
    Ning Yan selected as 'Emerging Investigator' in Green Chemistry

    Dr Ning Yan of the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry has been chosen as one of the emerging investigators by Green Chemistry, the leading international journal in the area of ...

  • 13 Jun 2017
    Sustainable Chemistry students print their way to new and powerful supercapacitors

    Students at the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry have tripled the specific capacitance of nitrogen-doped carbons: new materials with potential applications in fast energy storage ...

  • 6 Jun 2017
    Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry hosts successful conference on bio-based chemistry

    Last week the Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry of the Van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) welcomed over 200 experts, entrepreneurs and innovators to the conference 'Bio-Based Live Europe', ...

  • 15 May 2017
    Enzymatic dissolution of lignin in water

    Researchers of the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry have developed a new approach to dissolving lignin in water. They used a simple and effective enzymatic process under ambient ...

  • 9 May 2017
    Cyanide removal catalyst shortlisted for Emerging Technologies Competition

    An innovative cyanide removal catalyst invented by Dr Paula Oulego Blanco, Dr Raveendran Shiju and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg from the University of Amsterdam’s Sustainable Chemistry Research Priority Area has been ...

  • 8 May 2017
    New cobalt catalyst for highly selective synthesis of cyclic amines

    Researchers of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have developed a cobalt-based catalyst for the direct synthesis of various N-heterocycles from aliphatic azides by ...

  • 20 Apr 2017
    Record breaking reactivity of new iron catalyst for synthesis of cyclic amines

    Chemists at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have developed a very efficient way to selectively produce amines, which are prevalent as a functional group in both bulk ...

  • 17 Apr 2017
    Smart materials design leads to new dual-mode humidity sensing

    Dr Stefania Tanase Grecea and co-researchers at the University of Amsterdam’s Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry have demonstrated the first dual-mode humidity sensing material. Based on a lanthanide-based ...

  • 6 Apr 2017
    UvA researchers invent novel catalyst to convert carbon dioxide

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have invented a new catalyst that can efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO). This soon-to-be patented invention enables the sustainable ...

  • 13 Mar 2017
    Colet te Grotenhuis runner up in best lecture competition

    At the Dutch national catalysis conference NCCC held 6-8 March in Noordwijkerhout, PhD student Colet te Grotenhuis of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences finished second in the best lecture competition ...

  • 7 Mar 2017
    Three UvA chemists among first members of Advanced Research Center CBBC

    Prof. Bas de Bruin, Prof. Joost Reek and Dr Moniek Tromp of the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry have been elected as members of the new ‘Advanced Research Center Chemical ...

  • 6 Mar 2017
    Tom Keijer wins poster competition at national student symposium

    At the national chemistry student 'PAC symposium' held 2 March at Utrecht University, UvA master student Tom Keijer has won the first prize in the 'Young KNCV' poster competition. With his poster Keijer presented ...

  • 27 Feb 2017
    Emerging Investigator Award for chemist Shiju Raveendran

    The International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites (ICNM) has awarded an Emerging Investigator Award to associate professor Dr Shiju Raveendran of the University of Amsterdam's Van ‘t Hoff ...

  • 9 Jan 2017
    Joost Reek appointed as distinguished research professor

    Professor Joost Reek of the Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry has been appointed as distinguished research professor at the Faculty of Science with effect from 1 January 2017.

  • 11 Dec 2016
    Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt receives ECHO grant for novel amination concept

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded chemist dr.ir. Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences an ECHO project grant of 260,000 euros. Van der Vlugt ...

  • 2 Dec 2016
    X-ray spectroscopy reveals details of capacity fading in Li-ion batteries

    The improvement of batteries is one of the key factors in increasing the performance of electric vehicles. To this end Dr Moniek Tromp of the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry is ...

  • 22 Nov 2016
    Three winners in ACE Venture Lab bootcamp Sustainable Chemistry

    The ACE Venture Lab bootcamp which was organised last week on the initiative of the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry held a pleasant surprise. Not just one but three of the ...

  • 17 Nov 2016
    Gert-Jan Gruter, professor by special appointment of Industrial Sustainable Chemistry

    Dr G.J.M. Gruter (1963) has been named professor by special appointment of Industrial Sustainable Chemistry (ISC) at the Faculty of Science (FNWI) of the University of Amsterdam, effective from 20 October 2016. The ...

  • 26 Oct 2016
    Chemistry driven by the sun, for a sustainable future

    A group of European chemists including Prof. Joost Reek of the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry has recently published a whitepaper on Solar-Driven Chemistry. They show that it ...

  • 14 Oct 2016
    Ron Wever receives Vanadis award

    Emeritus professor Ron Wever of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has been named the recipient of the 7th Vanadis Award for his research on vanadium haloperoxidases. ...

  • 7 Oct 2016
    Catalyst structure identified in an operating PEM fuel cell

    Research at the group of Dr Moniek Tromp of the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry has revealed the structure of the palladium catalyst for hydrogen oxidation in proton exchange ...

  • 6 Oct 2016
    Research priority area Sustainable Chemistry boosts postdocs’ careers

    Dr Zhiyong Guo, Dr Jay Pandey and Dr David Eisenberg have all secured high-profile research positions following their postdoc projects at the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry.

  • 22 Sep 2016
    Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt is guest editor for ACS Catalysis

    This month Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences serves as guest editor of the journal ACS Catalysis. Together with three colleague scientists from Delft, Eindhoven and Utrecht ...

  • 12 Sep 2016
    Towards a solar cell for the production of methanol

    Researchers of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) are working on a new type of 'chemical' solar cell that utilizes sunlight for the synthesis of methanol from carbon ...

  • 6 Sep 2016
    Jacqueline Cramer: 'Chemistry is important for the circular economy'

    On 23 September, Professor Jacqueline Cramer, UvA alumna and sustainability icon, will participate in the Sustainability Workshop, organised by the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC) and the Van ...

  • 15 Jul 2016
    Ties Korstanje receives VENI grant for biomass conversion research

    Dr. Ties Korstanje of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been awarded a VENI grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). He will receive a maximum of 250,000 euros for his ...

  • 6 Jul 2016
    'Radical' approach yields catalyst for sustainable indene synthesis

    A team of scientists of the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry has developed a new catalyst for the easy synthesis of substituted 1H-indenes. Based on the abundant element cobalt ...

  • 1 Jul 2016
    Sustainable Chemistry students solve decades-old oxidation puzzle

    Students at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have designed a new catalyst that can render important chemical processes more sustainable. Their catalyst can create selective peroxide-like reagents ...

  • 9 Jun 2016
    UvA chemists invent new supercapacitor materials

    Dr David Eisenberg and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg of the University of Amsterdam's Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have invented a new type of supercapacitor material with a host of potential applications in ...

  • 6 Jun 2016
    Pursuing energy independence will hardly mitigate climate change

    Although cutting carbon dioxide emissions can lead to energy security benefits, such as reducing energy imports, pursuing energy independence will not equivalently reduce emissions, reports a paper published online ...

  • 23 May 2016
    Molecular filter is promising purifier for polyethylene production

    In the current issue of Science an international research team reveals a way to reduce the energy demand in one key step of the process for the polymerization of ethylene. They describe how a class of so-called Metal ...

  • 13 May 2016
    Vidi grant for Tiddo Mooibroek

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant to Tiddo Mooibroek of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS). The grant of 800,000 euro enables him to form his own ...

  • 26 Apr 2016
    UvA licenses novel molecules for hydrogen generation to French company PorphyChem

    Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA), the UvA’s technology transfer office, recently licensed the rights for the commercialisation of novel molecules for hydrogen generation to the French company PorphyChem. ...

  • 12 Apr 2016
    Topsector Chemie funds two projects of HIMS researchers

    Researchers of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam have been awarded funding by 'TKI Chemie', which is part of the national chemistry platform 'Topsector Chemie'. Their ...

  • 24 Mar 2016
    China grants UvA patent for innovative bioplastic

    The Chinese Patent Office has granted patent rights to the University of Amsterdam (UvA) for the invention of the biodegradable polymer developed in 2011 by UvA researchers Dr Albert Alberts and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg.

  • 21 Mar 2016
    Novel porous materials enable difficult gas separations

    Recent research published in Advanced Materials and JACS shows the potential of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) for the separation of challenging gas mixtures. Rajamani Krishna of the Van 't Hoff Institute for ...

  • 14 Mar 2016
    New computational chemistry funded through CSER initiative

    Researchers of the Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modeling (ACMM) have been awarded new funding through the ‘Computational Sciences for Energy Research' (CSER) public-private partnership, a multi-million euro ...

  • 7 Mar 2016
    Amsterdam chemistry students excel at KNCV poster competition

    At the PAC symposium held 3 March at Leiden University, UvA chemistry student Marianne Lankelma has won the Young KNCV Poster Competition. Tessel Bouwens, also a UvA chemistry student, ended as runner-up. Xander ...

  • 9 Feb 2016
    Molecular 'nickelaburger' shows suprising catalytic activity

    Chemists at the University of Amsterdam's van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have prepared novel compounds employing the synergistic involvement of redox-active ligands with multiple metals. In the ...

  • 29 Jan 2016
    Bio-inspired biomimetics can outperform natural coenzymes

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have developed a range of synthetic biomimetic compounds to replace the relatively expensive natural NADH and NADPH ...

  • 25 Jan 2016
    Sophisticated enzyme-mimic enables efficient hydrogen production

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have developed a new catalyst that paves the way for low-cost, large-scale hydrogen-production. The researchers, led ...

  • 18 Jan 2016
    Towards new synthetic chemistry using hypovalent molecules

    Professor Bas de Bruin of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and the research priority area Sustainable Chemistry has received a € 780.000 TOP grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific ...

  • 15 Jan 2016
    Probing new battery electrodes with advanced spectroscopy

    Dr Moniek Tromp of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and the research priority area Sustainable Chemistry has received KIEM funding from the Innovation Fund Chemistry. Together with the Amsterdam-based ...

  • 12 Jan 2016
    Improving catalysis through nanoconcentrator systems

    A group of scientists, led by Professor Joost Reek, from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has developed a new approach in enhancing catalytic performance. In the ...

  • 5 Jan 2016
    Sino-Dutch cooperation in green plasma chemistry

    In a collaborative project with the Center of Interface Dynamics for Sustainability (CIDS) at the Chengdu Development Center for Science and Technology in China, researchers of the UvA’s Van 't Hoff Institute for ...

  • 9 Dec 2015
    Bas de Bruin Faculty Lecturer of the Year 2015

    Professor Bas de Bruin of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has been elected Lecturer of the Year 2015 by the students of the Faculty of Science.

  • 29 Nov 2015
    New metal-free catalyst holds promise for clean transportation

    Researchers from the UvA Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry have developed a new material that can replace platinum in the oxygen reduction cathode of fuel cells. Their nitrogen-doped carbon catalyst can be ...

  • 22 Nov 2015
    LIFT funding for HIMS researchers in sustainable chemistry

    Tati Fernández-Ibáñez and Moniek Tromp of the the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have both received funding through the LIFT programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO. ...

  • 9 Nov 2015
    Sustainable Chemistry seminar: Amsterdam meets China

    On 10 december 2015 the UvA Research Priority Area Sustainabe Chemistry celebrates the collaboration with esteemed Chinese research partners in a festive seminar.

  • 21 Oct 2015
    Cleaning up the precious metals industry

    UvA researchers have discovered a new material that can catalyse the decomposition of cyanide ions in process waste streams. The catalyst has been patented and attracts interest from industry. Germany’s oldest gold ...

  • 15 Oct 2015
    Cobalt based catalyst converts carboxylic acids to alcohols

    A team of chemists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has developed a cheap and effective catalyst for the production of alcohols. In the current issue of Science the chemists describe how their new soluble ...

  • 12 Oct 2015
    UvA bioplastic start-up is finalist for Herman Wijffels Innovation Award

    The world's first thermoset bioplastic, developed at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, is in the race for the Herman Wijffels Innovation Award 2015 of Rabobank. Plantics BV, a start-up company of the ...

  • 24 Sep 2015
    Science: new bio-inspired chemistry for amine synthesis

    A new biocatalytic conversion route developed by researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and published this week in Science holds the promise for a cleaner and more efficient industrial synthesis of amines ...

  • 22 Sep 2015
    Efficient and stable catalyst converts xylose to xylitol

    MSc student Carlos Hernandez-Mejia and his supervisor Dr Raveendran Shiju of the UvA Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry have discovered the secret to stable and efficient ruthenium-based xylose ...

  • 25 Aug 2015
    LIFT funding for HIMS researchers

    Professors Jan van Maarseveen and Joost Reek of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have both received funding through the LIFT programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research ...

  • 29 Jun 2015
    An effective zeolite catalyst for partial methane oxidation

    An international research team with Dr Moniek Tromp of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences is developing a new bio-inspired zeolite catalyst for the selective oxidation of methane to methanol. In Nature ...

  • 29 Jun 2015
    Novel reactive nickel species sparks new aromatic chemistry

    Chemists at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have been able to generate a transient nickel nitrido species and show that this fleeting intermediate can activate C-H bonds or aromatic ...

  • 23 Jun 2015
    Much interest in biomass research of Sustainable Chemistry RPA

    According to the Royal Society of Chemistry, two of the most downloaded papers published in 2015 in Green Chemistry (impact factor 8.020) are contributions from the UvA’s Research Priority Area (RPA) Sustainable ...

  • 4 Jun 2015
    Metal Organic Framework separates acetylene from ethylene

    A new microporous metal-organic framework (MOF) holds a promise for the industrially relevant removal of acetylene from acetylene/ethylene mixtures. Professor Rajamani Krishna of the Van 't Hoff Institute for ...

  • 2 Jun 2015
    Funding for novel catalysis research

    Chemists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Groningen University (RUG) are starting a large-scale collaboration on "Catalysis in Confined Spaces". Their project was awarded a two million euro TOP-PUNT grant ...

  • 1 Jun 2015
    Catalysts for bio-oil

    As part of the European Horizon2020 research programme recently the COSMOS project was launched. It aims at developing profitable, sustainable, multipurpose, non-GMO European oil crops. InCatT BV, a spinoff company ...

  • 22 May 2015
    At the heart of vanadium haloperoxidase enzymes

    Chemists of the Biocatalysis research group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have obtained very fine details of the active centre of vanadium haloperoxidase enzymes. Their research elucidates the ...

  • 19 May 2015
    Vidi grants for Moniek Tromp and Annemieke Petrignani

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Vidi grants to Moniek Tromp and Annemieke Petrignani of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS). They both will receive a maximum ...

  • 8 May 2015
    Francesco Mutti joins HIMS as group leader in Biocatalysis

    Dr. Francesco Mutti has been appointed assistant professor in Biocatalysis at the Van ’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS). His research, focused on novel bio-inspired synthetic pathways, will complement ...

  • 20 Apr 2015
    A radical approach to efficient amine synthesis

    In a concerted research effort with several European research groups, chemists of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have found experimental evidence for the existence of a unique type of ...

  • 26 Mar 2015
    New method to remove cyanide from industrial waste water

    Chemists at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have discovered a new method for removing cyanide from the waste water of steel mills. The removal of cyanide from such water is expensive but essential. Paula Oulego ...

  • 9 Feb 2015
    Science Research at UvA-VU: SOLARDAM

    The year started auspiciously for SOLARDAM: two years after its founding, the consortium received seed capital for eight postdocs. The initiators are anxious for them to start as soon as they can. 'We're all ...

  • 4 Feb 2015
    Take-off grant for alternative bioplastics

    Professor Gadi Rothenberg of the Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry was awarded a first-phase valorisation grant by the Dutch Technology Foundation (STW) to try and bring to market the innovation of ...

  • 29 Jan 2015
    Successful seminar on Solar Fuel Future

    "Our catalysts can beat nature" stated professor Licheng Sun from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology KTH. Sun was invited by the John van Geuns foundation for a mini symposium on Solar Fuel Future. It was ...

  • 13 Jan 2015
    SOLARDAM consortium receives AAA funding

    The SOLARDAM consortium, which includes FNWI institutes IoP, HIMS and SILS, has received initial funding from the Amsterdam Academic Alliance (AAA). With this funding for SOLARDAM, VU and UvA have the unique ...

  • 30 Oct 2014
    Catalysis for the Future

    On 14 November the Dutch Catalysis Society organizes a new edition of its annual workshop on practical aspect of catalyst research. In this year’s workshop, held at the Science Park Amsterdam, industrial and academic ...

  • 29 Oct 2014
    First Sustainable Chemistry exchange student to China

    UvA chemistry graduate Rolf Beerthuis has been accepted for a two-month research project at Fudan University - one of the top 5 universities in China. Beerthuis, who obtained his MSc degree cum laude earlier this ...

  • 28 Oct 2014
    Vidi laureate Tati Fernández appointed at HIMS

    Dr. M.Á. (Tati) Fernández-Ibáñez has been appointed Assistant Professor in the Synthetic Organic Chemistry group at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS). She was recently awarded a prestigious Vidi ...

  • 10 Oct 2014
    How to raise photon energy with nanomaterials

    Dr Hong Zhang, associate professor at the Van’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, was invited to contribute a tutorial review to the highly regarded magazine Chemical Society Reviews. It will be published in a ...

  • 3 Oct 2014
    Succes for Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modeling in computational sciences call

    Three proposals of chemistry researchers from the Amsterdam Universities were selected for the final matching phase of the ‘Computational Sciences for Energy Research' public-private partnership, a multi-million euro ...

  • 18 Sep 2014
    Homogeneous catalysis at extreme concentrations

    Using self-assembled molecular spheres, chemists of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have been able to study homogeneous transition-metal catalysis at very high catalyst concentrations. In the ...

  • 9 Sep 2014
    Kick-off for Sustainable Chemistry

    An exploding hydrogen filled balloon marked the kick-off for the Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry last wednesday. The ceremonial ignition by Rector Magnificus Prof. Dymph van den Boom symbolized the boost ...

  • 20 Aug 2014
    Modification of palladium reactivity results in efficient amine synthesis

    Chemists at the van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have succeeded in transferring base metal reactivity onto a complex of the noble metal palladium. This has enabled selective amination reactivity, ...

  • 15 Aug 2014
    Kick-off Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry

    On 3 September 2014 the University of Amsterdam celebrates the kick-off of its Research Priority Area (RPA) Sustainable Chemistry.

  • 15 Jul 2014
    HIMS researchers to cooperate with Pantarhei Bioscience

    The Biocatalysis group of the Van’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has signed a research agreement with the Dutch company Pantarhei Bioscience. The aim of this collaboration is to develop a novel biocatalytic ...

  • 13 Jun 2014
    Bachelor students tackle water-alcohol separation

    Chemistry bachelor students Rosa Kromhout and Raoul Plessius have succeeded in crystallising a new hybrid porous material that can selectively adsorb water from water-alcohol mixtures. Their so-called metal-organic ...

  • 3 Jun 2014
    A radical approach to catalysis

    Bas de Bruin, professor in Bio-inspired Sustainable Catalysis, held his inaugural lecture 21 May 2014. Via the basics of chemistry and catalysis he explained his audience the essence of his research programme. In ...

  • 2 Jun 2014
    UvA and Fudan University (Shanghai) to collaborate on catalytic biomass conversion

    The Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Science's (HIMS) Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry Group has signed a collaborative agreement with the Industrial Catalysis Group at the Department of Chemistry ...

  • 28 May 2014
    Bob van der Zwaan appointed special professor at HIMS

    Dr B.C.C. van der Zwaan (1969) has been appointed professor to the endowed chair Sustainable Energy Technology at HIMS at the Faculty of Science. The chair was established on account of the Physics foundation ...

  • 23 May 2014
    UvA chemists isolate elusive nitrogen particle

    Chemists of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are the first to have isolated an elusive ‘nitridyl radical’. Their research has been published this week by ...

  • 13 May 2014
    Pawel Dydio and Joost Reek in Nature Protocols

    HIMS researchers Pawel Dydio and Joost Reek (Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-inspired Catalysis) have published an article in Nature Protocols. They describe the synthesis of a bisphosphite ligand that is the ...

  • 12 May 2014
    HIMS researchers awarded NWO grants for excellent chemistry research

    Within the focus area "Chemistry in relation to Biological/Medical Sciences" Jan van Maarseveen is awarded an ECHO grant. Together with Daniël Bonn (IOP) Fred Brouwer is awarded an ECHO grant within the focus area ...

  • 4 Apr 2014
    Master student Rolf Beerthuis wins 'best poster' award

    The Royal Dutch Society of Engineers (KIVI) awarded UvA student Rolf Beerthuis its 'best poster' award during the Symposium 'Engineering for a Sustainable Future' held in March at the Eindhoven University of ...

  • 26 Mar 2014
    Microimaging reveals new insights in multicomponent adsorption in porous materials

    Rajamani Krishna, professor at the Computational Chemistry group of HIMS, contributed to research on microimaging techniques revealing the interactions of guest molecules with nanoporous materials. The striking ...

  • 24 Feb 2014
    UvA and AUAS/HvA produce first-ever 100% bioplastic furniture piece

    On Monday, 24 February, the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS/HvA) received the very first table made of 100% bioplastic. Entirely comprised ...

  • 10 Feb 2014
    Brazilian cover for HIMS chemists

    The Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry group of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has recently published a review paper in the Brazilian Chemical Society journal Química Nova. It ...

  • 4 Feb 2014
    Towards Green Methanol

    Dr. Raveendran Shiju of the Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) was awarded funding in the European research project CAPITA (Catalytic ...