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  • 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 ...