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Sustainable Chemistry News

Results: 1 - 20 of 151
Results: 1 - 20 of 151
  • 30 Mar 2020
    Amanda Garcia joins HIMS with NWO-ECCM tenure-track grant

    Dr Amanda Garcia has been awarded a highly competitive tenure-track grant of 950,000 euros from the NWO program on electrochemical conversion and materials (ECCM). Focussing on electrocatalysis and electro-organic ...

  • 19 Mar 2020
    Synthesis of chiral amines in neat organic solvents using immobilised enzymes in a continuous flow reactor

    Researchers from the Biocatalysis group at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences present the first account of applying immobilised ω-aminotransferase enzymes in neat organic ...

  • 19 Mar 2020
    UvA students look beyond lithium-ion batteries

    UvA chemistry master students Peter Jungbacker and Tess van Teijlingen, working at the Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry of the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, have studied the pros and cons ...

  • 20 Jan 2020
    Exploring novel chemistry for utilizing methane as a feedstock for high-value chemicals

    The University of Amsterdam's Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has received funding of the Dutch science foundation NWO to develop new chemistry for the utilization of methane. HIMS chemists will ...

  • 15 Dec 2019
    Unilever Research Prize 2019 for Steven Beijer

    Steven Beijer, PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), has won a Unilever Research Prize 2019. On Thursday 12 December, he received his prize during the ...

  • 13 Dec 2019
    SusPhos startup team wins Gouden KIEM 2019

    UvA startup SusPhos has won the 'Gouden KIEM' for best Dutch startup in chemistry. The award, issued by the Dutch science foundation NWO and Holland Chemistry, was presented Tuesday 10 December at the Dutch national ...

  • 2 Dec 2019
    Loading-dependent water effects on the structural properties of water stable MOFs

    According to a team of American and Dutch researchers, the structure of water-stable Metal-Organic Frameworks is less static than it might appear. In the current edition of Nature Chemistry, they report the use of in ...

  • 28 Nov 2019
    Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2019 for SusPhos team enabling phosphate recycling

    The SusPhos process developed at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences is one of the winners of an Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2019. On 27 November Marissa de Boer, CEO ...

  • 18 Nov 2019
    Poster prize for Klaas van Leest at HRSMC 25th anniversary symposium

    PhD researcher Klaas van Leest of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Chemistry (HIMS) was awarded the poster prize at the 25th anniversary symposium of the Holland Research School of ...

  • 14 Nov 2019
    Innovation Fund Noord-Holland invests in SusPhos technology for phosphate recycling

    SusPhos, a startup company of the University of Amsterdam, has received a convertible loan of € 300,000 from the Innovation Fund Noord-Holland. The loan enables SusPhos to bring technology to market that upgrades ...

  • 5 Nov 2019
    Collaboration on Sustainable Innovation with China gets a boost

    The Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has signed a formal agreement on research collaboration with the Shanghai Institute for Cleantech Innovation and the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI) of the ...

  • 4 Nov 2019
    New simple device greatly improves analysis of reaction kinetics

    Researchers at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have developed a new device for measuring the kinetics of gas-producing reactions. This simple benchtop device, of ...

  • 21 Oct 2019
    Novel advanced MOF/polymer composite allows for tuneable separation and low cost regeneration

    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) and the research priority area Sustainable Chemistry have developed a rational design of metal-organic framework ...

  • 18 Oct 2019
    Amsterdam researchers develop novel single-atom catalyst for efficient water oxidation

    Researchers at the University of Amsterdam's research priority area Sustainable Chemistry have developed a strategy for creating hybrid materials with superior properties in electrocatalytic water oxidation. In the ...

  • 18 Sep 2019
    Klaas Jan Schouten Appointed as Research Assistant Professor in Electrocatalysis and Applied Electrochemistry

    Dr Klaas Jan Schouten has been appointed Research Assistant Professor in Electrocatalysis and Applied Electrochemistry at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. The position ...

  • 16 Aug 2019
    New amine dehydrogenases with unprecedented catalytic properties for the synthesis of drug intermediates

    By means of structural-guided protein engineering, researchers from the Biocatalysis group at the University of Amsterdam’s Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular (HIMS) have created a new family of amine dehydrogenase ...

  • 16 Jul 2019
    Supramolecular substrate organization makes for a selective H borylation catalyst

    By applying the concept of supramolecular organization of organic molecules to an iridium-based catalyst, researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have been ...

  • 26 Jun 2019
    Looking at leaves: enhancing the performance of MOF materials

    Researchers at the group of Dr Stefania Grecea at the University of Amsterdam's Research Priority Sustainable Chemistry have devised a way to enhance the practical performance of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs). By ...

  • 24 May 2019
    Vidi grant for Ning Yan

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant to Dr Ning Yan of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) and the Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry. The ...

  • 18 Apr 2019
    Efficient alternative for multistep synthesis of aniline-based drug precursors

    Researchers led by associate professor Tati Fernández Ibáñez of the Synthetic Organic Chemistry group at the Van 't Hoff Insitute for Molecular Sciences have developed the first general para-selective C–H olefination ...