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  • 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 ...

  • 29 Mar 2019
    HRSMC-HIMS Workshop: Towards A Circular Economy

    The Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC) and the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) cordially invite you to their joint workshop

  • 22 Feb 2019
    UvA chemists shine light on catalyst for industrial plastic production

    A team of chemists from the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam, led by professor Moniek Tromp, have gained more insight into the role of the catalyst in the industrial ...

  • 21 Feb 2019
    Chris Slootweg in Nature Chemistry: ‘Green Chemistry is an outdated concept’

    In a recent commentary published in Nature Chemistry, Chris Slootweg of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences introduces a new concept: Circular Chemistry. In analogy to the ...

  • 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 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 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 ...