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Results: 1 - 20 of 133
Results: 1 - 20 of 133
  • Graphical abstract
    Review on three-dimensional separations in chromatography
    22 Apr 2021
    In a paper just published in Chemical Reviews, Noor Abdulhussain, Suhas Nawada and Peter Schoenmakers of the HIMS research group Analytical Chemistry provide an overview of current and future developments in ...
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    Charge-based separation of acid-functional polymers
    21 Apr 2021
    Water-borne polymers are used for various coating systems such as paints and inks and continue to gain ground in the field of environmentally friendly coating solutions. To monitor and improve their industrial ...
  • Portrait of Marie Curie
    Researchers paint portrait of Marie Curie in semiconductor
    13 Apr 2021
    Amsterdam researchers have developed a novel technique for spatially controlled patterning of semiconductors with tuneable optoelectronic properties. As a proof of principle, Lukas Helmbrecht and Wim Noorduin ...
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    Predicting the structure and dynamics of membrane protein GerAB from Bacillus subtilis
    12 Apr 2021
    Dr Jocelyne Vreede of the research group Computational Chemistry at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) worked together with researchers at the UvA's Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) ...
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    Chemical attribution of fentanyl: The effect of human metabolism
    29 Mar 2021
    A recent paper in Forensic Chemistry reports the result of a study by HIMS researchers in cooperation with TNO on the chemical profiling of fentanyl in biological samples. The work demonstrates for the first time the ...
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    Paper on monomers from carbon dioxide is cover feature of ChemSusChem
    25 Mar 2021
    Eric Schuler, a PhD candidate working with Prof. Gert-Jan M. Gruter and Dr Shiju Raveendran at the University of Amsterdam's Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, helps to develop a process to turn CO2 into ...
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    Synergetic enhancement between sorption and diffusion in zeolites with continuum intersecting channels
    12 Mar 2021
    In a paper just published in Science Advances, researchers report synergetic enhancement between sorption and diffusion in zeolites with continuum intersecting channels. The research was performed by a Chinese ...
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    Hot Paper on 'alcohol aminase' enzymes is cover feature of Chemistry – A European Journal
    11 Mar 2021
    Research of the Biocatalysis research group led by HIMS associate professor Francesco Mutti features on the cover of Chemistry–A European Journal. The “Hot Paper” reports on the generation of oxidoreductases that ...
  • 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 ...