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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 staff provides chemistry education at the Bachelor, Master, and PhD levels. 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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21 January 2020
In a recent paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, researchers of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences settle the debate on the ligand redox non-innocence in ...
20 January 2020
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 ...
6 January 2020
With the photo "Chrysopoeia - electrified golden tin clouds" HIMS PhD student Eric Schuler has won the 2019 photo contest of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society KNCV. The prize was awarded to him during the ...