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  • 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.