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Results: 1 - 20 of 408
  • 21 Jan 2020
    Elucidation of ligand redox non-innocence in Co(TAML) complexes

    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 Jan 2020
    Methane molecule sculpture
    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 ...

  • 6 Jan 2020
    Science photo 'Chrysopoeia - electrified golden tin clouds'
    Eric Schuler wins national chemistry photo contest

    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 ...

  • 16 Dec 2019
    Harpoon mechanism
    University of Amsterdam makes world's fastest molecular shuttle

    Thanks to a clever chemical design, researchers at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have succeeded in making a very fast molecular machine. The moving parts shift more ...

  • 15 Dec 2019
    Unilever Research Prize 2019 for Steven Beijer
    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 team at CHAINS
    SusPhos startup 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 ...

  • 12 Dec 2019
    Fluorescence intensity image of the contact between a polystyrene sphere and the glass substrate.
    Slippery when wet: how does lubrication work?

    In a recent paper in Sciences Advances, researchers from the University of Amsterdam present new experimental insight into how lubrication works. They have developed a new method using fluorescent molecules to ...

  • 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 process 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 ...

  • 21 Nov 2019
    Professor Rajamani Krishna, Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
    Rajamani Krishna among world's highly cited chemists

    Professor Rajamani Krishna of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences is included in the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group.

  • 18 Nov 2019
    Poster prize annual symposium 2019 for Klaas van Leest
    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
    SusPhos logo
    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 ...

  • 11 Nov 2019
    Excitation energy migration in a lanthanide ions doped upconversion nanoparticle.
    Funding for nanomaterials in cancer treatment

    The Biophotonics group of Prof. Hong Zhang at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is part of the Dutch Medical Photonics (MEDPHOT) consortium that has just received 5.4 million euros from the ...

  • 5 Nov 2019
    Shanghai Advanced Research Institute
    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 device for analysis of chemical kinetics
    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 ...

  • 30 Oct 2019
    Chris Slootweg
    Chris Slootweg competes for Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award

    HIMS researcher Dr Chris Slootweg is one of nine finalists for the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2019. He is nominated for his idea "Circular phosphate economy: Pioneers in closing the phosphorus cycle". The ...

  • 29 Oct 2019
    Kees Vrieze
    In memoriam Kees Vrieze (1937-2019)

    Kees Vrieze, emeritus professor of Inorganic Chemistry, was a chemist in heart and soul. From 1970-2000 he worked at the University of Amsterdam, where he renewed the Inorganic Laboratory and gained international ...

  • 21 Oct 2019
    MOF polymer composite
    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
    single atom catalyst detail
    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 ...

  • 17 Oct 2019
    Dydrogesterone structure
    University of Amsterdam improves method for determining the structure of complex molecules in medicines

    Spectroscopy based on 'vibrational circular dichroism' (VCD) can significantly improve the practical determination of the structure of chiral molecules. Researchers at the University of Amsterdam have improved VCD so ...