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Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences

Chemistry research that matters


Research at HIMS is organized in four themes, in which we operate at the forefront of the molecular sciences. Our portfolio reflects a healthy balance between curiosity-driven and application-oriented research.


HIMS researchers teach Chemistry students at the Bachelor's, Master's and PhD level. In addition, we contribute to several interdisciplinary programmes offered at the University of Amsterdam.


Knowledge transfer to industry and society is in our DNA. We are always looking for partnerships with industry to identify research questions that matter and turn innovative ideas into reality.
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18 April 2019
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 ...
16 April 2019
Together with colleagues from the University of East Anglia and Imperial College, chemistry researchers Dr Chris Slootweg and Dr Andreas Ehlers of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular ...
16 April 2019
On 10 April, pupils from the Bernardinus college in Heerlen won the first prize at the competition 'Imagination at Work' organized by the Dutch 'Centrum JongerenCommunicatie Chemie'. For their research paper on ...