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HIMS news: Research highlights

Below is the listing of news items regarding highlights of HIMS research. We also provide news items in the categories all news | people | grants and funding | valorisation. Or you can return to the HIMS news main page

Results: 1 - 20 of 92
Results: 1 - 20 of 92
  • 26 May 2020
    The surprising viscosity of entangled worms

    By performing experiments on Tubifex worms bought at the local pet shop, researchers at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have discovered that the wiggling motion of living worms gives rise to surprising physics. The ...

  • 24 Apr 2020
    Think small, learn fast might be the way to go for novel energy technologies

    In a paper just published in the journal Joule, scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and TNO Energy Transition present an analysis of learning curves in energy technology and conclude that a focus on ...

  • 24 Apr 2020
    New method for constructing 8-membered ring compounds

    In a current paper in Angewandte Chemie, researchers at the University of Amsterdam’s Van ’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) present a new method for the generation of 8-membered ring compounds based on ...

  • 23 Apr 2020
    The use of dioxazolones for the catalytic transfer of acyl nitrenes

    Although dioxazolones were discovered nearly 70 years ago, these substrates have recently gained attention in the field of transition-metal catalysis. In a recent paper in ACS Catalysis, PhD student Kaj van Vliet ...

  • 19 Mar 2020
    Synthesis of chiral amines in neat organic solvents using immobilised enzymes in a continuous flow reactor

    Researchers from the Biocatalysis group at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences present the first account of applying immobilised ω-aminotransferase enzymes in neat organic ...

  • 19 Mar 2020
    UvA students look beyond lithium-ion batteries

    UvA chemistry master students Peter Jungbacker and Tess van Teijlingen, working at the Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry of the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, have studied the pros and cons ...

  • 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 ...

  • 16 Dec 2019
    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 ...

  • 12 Dec 2019
    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 ...

  • 4 Nov 2019
    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 ...

  • 21 Oct 2019
    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
    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
    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 ...

  • 24 Sep 2019
    Negative thermal expansion design strategies in metal-organic frameworks

    In a study just published in the renowned journal Advanced Functional Materials, a team of American and Dutch researchers present design strategies for adjusting the thermal expansion behaviour of microporous ...

  • 10 Sep 2019
    Molecular dynamics simulation sheds new light on methane hydrate formation

    In a paper published this week in PNAS, researchers at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and the Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modeling provide atomistic insight in the ...

  • 30 Aug 2019
    Left or right? Novel algorithm takes chirality determination to the next level

    Researchers at the Molecular Photonics group of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam have significantly improved the experimental determination of the chirality or ...

  • 16 Aug 2019
    New amine dehydrogenases with unprecedented catalytic properties for the synthesis of drug intermediates

    By means of structural-guided protein engineering, researchers from the Biocatalysis group at the University of Amsterdam’s Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular (HIMS) have created a new family of amine dehydrogenase ...

  • 16 Jul 2019
    Supramolecular substrate organization makes for a selective H borylation catalyst

    By applying the concept of supramolecular organization of organic molecules to an iridium-based catalyst, researchers from the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have been ...

  • 30 Jun 2019
    Solubility mystery solved

    Polyether molecules tend to dissolve better in water as they contain more oxygen and fewer carbon atoms. But there are very counter-intuitive exceptions to this trend, the most well-known being the widely used ...