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Below are all HIMS news items. We provide specific overviews in the categories scientific highlights | grants and funding | valorisation | people. We also maintain a list of HIMS researchers appearing in the media.

Results: 1 - 20 of 460
Results: 1 - 20 of 460
  • PhD student Mimi den Uijl competes for 'Spotlight' prize at national 'Evening of Chemistry'
    28 Sep 2020
    On Thursday 8 October, Mimi den Uijl, PhD student at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), will present her research at the Dutch national 'Evening of Chemistry' (Avond van de Chemie). During this ...
  • New HIMS group: Functional Materials
    28 Sep 2020
    The new Functional Materials group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) will focus on the synthetic design of inorganic and hybrid inorganic-organic materials with tailored structural and ...
  • Graphic abstract
    Rate prediction for homogeneous nucleation of methane hydrate
    23 Sep 2020
    Methane hydrates are the single biggest source of fossil fuel on planet earth and play a role in climate change. The molecular process of their formation is not known and heavily debated. In a paper in the Journal of ...
  • Portrait of Ad Oskam
    In memoriam Ad Oskam (1935-2020)
    23 Sep 2020
    Ad Oskam, Emeritus Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, was an energetic and passionate chemist with a great community commitment both at institute and faculty level. From 1959 to 2000 he was employed at the UvA, where ...
  • Patented 'molecular heaters' to increase crop yield
    23 Sep 2020
    Researchers at the University of Amsterdam have developed a novel class of molecules capable of raising the temperature of plants. Application of such 'molecular heaters' allows crops to grow at lower environmental ...
  • Schematic representation
    Redox-mediated alcohol oxidation coupled to hydrogen formation in a dye-sensitized photosynthesis cell
    22 Sep 2020
    In a paper in Chemistry, A European Journal, HIMS researchers present a dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cell that combines light-driven hydrogen production with chemical oxidation of an organic compound (benzyl ...
  • Portrait of Timothy Noël
    Timothy Noël joins HIMS on new chair in Flow Chemistry
    21 Sep 2020
    Since the beginning of September, prof. Timothy Noël holds the new chair of ‘Flow Chemistry’ at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS). This chair is being funded by the UvA Research Priority Area ...
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    Catalytic chemoselective sulfimidation with an electrophilic nitrene radical complex
    21 Sep 2020
    In a recent publication in Chemistry, A European Journal, researchers at the HIMS research group Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis report on catalytic sulfimidation using a highly active and ...
  • PhD mobility programme helps chemistry PhD candidates to go abroad
    15 Sep 2020
    The Holland Research School for Molecular Chemistry offers financial support to PhD candidates who have a ground-breaking idea for performing research at a foreign institution.
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    Designable catalytic materials combine the best of both worlds
    14 Sep 2020
    The transition towards bio-based feedstocks and circular processes requires new concepts and especially new active, selective and stable catalytic materials. These are often discovered by accident, rather than made ...
  • Organic waste
    Strategies for circular waste management in an urban environment
    10 Sep 2020
    There's serious room for improvement in managing the waste of the city of Amsterdam. Many waste flows in the city are linear and unsustainable, and the recycling rate of organic waste is quite low. These observations ...
  • From identification to a chemical fingerprint for explosives in forensic research
    28 Aug 2020
    The police frequently encounter explosives in their forensic investigations related to criminal and terrorist activities. Chemical analysis of explosives can yield valuable tactical information for police and ...
  • Erasmus + Strategic Partnership grant awarded
    25 Aug 2020
    A team of HIMS lecturers together with the Teaching and Learning Centre of the Faculty of Science and five international partners will cooperate in a three-year project to promote the importance of Continuous ...
  • Graphic representation of the metallocene structure
    A Platinum(II) Metallonitrene with a Triplet Ground State
    24 Aug 2020
    Prof. Bas de Bruin contributed to a German study on the electronic structure of a platinum(II) metallonitrene that has just been published in Nature Chemistry. The study shows that - in contrast to intuition - ...
  • molecular structure of the catalysts
    Spectroscopic investigations of selective Cr– PNP ethene tri- and tetramerization catalysts
    17 Aug 2020
    In a study just published in Catalysis Science & Technology, HIMS researchers shed light on two important aspects of selective ethene oligomerization catalysts: the nature of the active species (e.g. neutral or ...
  • sewage processing plant
    Analysis of municipal wastewater as a predictor for population socioeconomics
    4 Aug 2020
    In a paper recently published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters, Dr Saer Samanipour of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) reports on the chemical analysis of municipal wastewater as a ...
  • picture of 3D printed column housings
    3D-printing of column housings using Fused Deposition Modeling
    3 Aug 2020
    Researchers at the HIMS research group Analytical Chemistry and the Centre for Analytical Sciences Amsterdam (CASA) have successfully developed 3D-printed channels for chromatographical separation of small molecules. ...
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    Vibrational Circular Dichroism spectroscopy for probing the expression of chirality in mechanically planar chiral rotaxanes
    29 Jul 2020
    In a paper just accepted in the RSC flagship journal Chemical Science, researchers of the HIMS Molecular Photonics group present a first in-depth VCD study of mechanically planar chiral rotaxanes as prototypical ...
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    Titanium-catalyzed esterification reactions: beyond Lewis acidity
    27 Jul 2020
    In a recent paper in ChemCatChem, HIMS researchers show that the amphoteric nature of titanium aminotriphenolate complexes (combining a Lewis acidic metal centre with a Brønsted basic ligand site), in combination ...
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    Intricate nanospheres containing hydrogenase mimics for proton reduction catalysis
    15 Jul 2020
    A paper on 'Hydrogenase mimics in M12L24 nano‐spheres to control overpotential and activity in proton reduction catalysis' has been published as a communication in Angewandte Chemie. It describes research on ...