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Scientific highlights

Highlights of HIMS research are listed below. We also provide overviews of news items in the categories grants and funding | valorisation | people. All news items are listed at the HIMS news main page

Results: 1 - 20 of 125
Results: 1 - 20 of 125
  • Mechanistic elucidation of monoalkyltin(iv)-catalyzed esterification
    24 Feb 2021
    In a paper just accepted by the RSC journal Catalysis Science & Technology, HIMS researchers report on the mechanistic investigation of esterification catalyzed by mono-n-butyltin(iv) species, a class of catalysts ...
  • Metrical oxidation states of 1,4-diazadiene derived ligands
    16 Feb 2021
    In a recently published paper in Inorganic Chemistry, PhD student Felix de Zwart from the HomKat group together with chemistry bachelor students Anna Laporte and Bente Reus describe the development of an empirical ...
  • Heterogeneous reactions mixture
    Shedding light on photocatalysis using Bi2O3 semiconductor
    10 Feb 2021
    In a recent paper published in Nature Communications, Prof. Timothy Noël and co-workers at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Chemistry (HIMS) present the true nature of the ...
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    Video pitch: Recent applications of retention modelling in liquid chromatography
    27 Jan 2021
    In a paper published earlier this month in the Journal of Separation Science, HIMS PhD student Mimi den Uijl and coworkers provide an overview of recent applications of retention modelling in liquid chromatography. ...
  • Cover picture ChemPhysChem
    Cover of ChemPhysChem features comprehensive evaluation by Tiddo Mooibroek of σ‐ and π‐hole interactions
    25 Jan 2021
    A paper by Dr Tiddo J. Mooibroek of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is featured on the cover of the recent ChemPhysChem issue. In his paper, Mooibroek presents a comprehensive and comparative ...
  • ACS Catalysis paper by Bas de Bruin is among the most cited of the previous decade
    5 Jan 2021
    In celebration of its 10th anniversary, ACS Catalysis has highlighted impactful papers from across the globe. A 2012 paper by Bas de Bruin features in the top five of most cited papers with corresponding authors ...
  • Calibrating a computational microscope
    4 Jan 2021
    A team of computational chemists at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam and the Department of Chemistry of the University of Cambridge has developed a new method of seeing ...
  • UvA and AMOLF researchers work together towards CO2 valorisation
    4 Dec 2020
    A collaboration between researchers of the Catalysis Engineering group of HIMS) and the Self-Organizing Matter group at AMOLF leads to the first catalytic application of nickel-based coral-like architectures for CO2 ...
  • Improving hydrogen storage with MXene materials
    27 Nov 2020
    Researchers from the Catalysis Engineering (CatEng) and Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry (HCSC) groups at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), together with their international ...
  • UvA Chemists Design New Catalysts for Converting CO2 to Useful Chemicals
    2 Nov 2020
    A collaboration between the Catalysis Engineering and Heterogeneous Catalysis & Sustainable Chemistry groups at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences leads to new layered materials with advanced catalytic ...
  • Molecular confinement solves century-old puzzle
    30 Oct 2020
    Researchers at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have demystified one of the fuzziest parameters in heterogeneous catalysis: the Arrhenius pre-exponential factor. Using clever catalyst design ...
  • Chemistry researchers highlight the future of plastics with multi-partner BRECSIT project
    28 Oct 2020
    Biodegradable plastics have an important role to play in the greening of our society and in the transition to a circular economy, say Dr. Layla Filiciotto and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg from the Van 't Hoff Institute for ...
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    Single‐electron transfer in frustrated Lewis pair chemistry
    7 Oct 2020
    In a publication just designated as 'hot paper' in Angewandte Chemie, HIMS researchers shed new light on the mechanism of reactions involving frustrated Lewis pairs (FLPs). They demonstrate that within FLP chemistry, ...
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    Surfing the microwave oven learning curve
    1 Oct 2020
    In a publication in the Journal of Cleaner Production, Prof. Bob van der Zwaan of the Van 't Hoff Institute of Molecular Sciences presents the first example of a learning curve for microwave ovens, which follows a ...
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    Quantum dots for electrocatalytic oxidation
    30 Sep 2020
    In a paper just accepted in ACS Applied Nanomaterials, HIMS researchers report on the nanoscale assembly of copper oxide and palladium nanoclusters as a straightforward, cheap and clean approach for making catalysts. ...
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    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 ...
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    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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...