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More Scientific highlights

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 154
Results: 1 - 20 of 154
  • Net zero-emission pathways for reducing the environmental and economic risks of climate change
    29 Nov 2021
    An international team of researchers including Prof. Bob van der Zwaan of the University of Amsterdam and TNO has explored the physical and macroeconomic impacts associated with climate mitigation pathways with ...
  • Photocatalytic azolation of arenes using heterogeneous carbon nitride
    24 Nov 2021
    A recent article by researchers from the Photo Chemistry research group at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences was just showcased as 'pick of the week' by Chemistry Europe. Together with researchers from ...
  • Screenshot of Mimi's video
    A novel method to study the photodegradation of organic colourants
    23 Nov 2021
    In a recent paper in Dyes & Pigments, researchers from the TooCOLD project at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and the Centre for Analytical Sciences Amsterdam report on a novel method to study the ...
  • Graphic representing the concept of molecular heaters
    Novel sustainable molecular heaters for boosting crop production
    10 Nov 2021
    With the aim of addressing frost damage in plants and increasing crop yields, an international team of researchers including Prof. Wybren Jan Buma at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have synthesised ...
  • UvA scientists develop fully solar-driven autonomous chemical mini-plant
    14 Oct 2021
    Professor Timothy Noël and co-workers in the Flow Chemistry group of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have developed a fully operational standalone solar-powered mini-reactor ...
  • A future partnership between Europe and North Africa for electricity and hydrogen
    11 Oct 2021
    In a paper just published in Energy Policy, Professor Bob van der Zwaan of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences and co-workers at TNO present detailed model calculations confirming that Europe and North ...
  • Using microporous crystalline physiadsorbents for efficient propyne/propadiene separation
    8 Oct 2021
    In a paper just published in Nature Communications, an international team of researchers present a convenient and energy-efficient method for separating propyne/propadiene mixtures. They take a physisorptive approach ...
  • Benchmark purification of acetylene from carbon dioxide
    7 Oct 2021
    Professor Rajamani Krishna of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences contributed to research published in a 'hot paper' in Angewandte Chemie. He performed modelling and simulations on the C2H2/CO2 ...
  • Unraveling reaction mechanisms via machine learning
    21 Sep 2021
    Researchers at the Computational Chemistry group have developed a machine learning framework to automatically find, from simulation data, the set of collective variables that best describe the reaction coordinate of ...
  • Schematic representation of lasso peptide
    A perspective on tying peptide ropes
    26 Aug 2021
    Prof. Jan van Maarseveen of Bio-inspired Synthetic Chemistry was invited by Nature Chemistry to provide a perspective on creating interlocked molecules by tying peptide ropes, using a chemical as well as a biological ...
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    A novel approach to the synthesis of mechanically interlocked peptidic products
    17 Aug 2021
    Researchers Simone Pilon, Steen Ingemann Jørgsenen and Jan van Maarseveen of the research group Synthetic Organic Chemistry have developed a novel approach to the synthesis of mechanically interlocked peptidic ...
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    Rapid and direct photocatalytic acylation and arylation of alkylic C-H bonds in a flow system
    16 Aug 2021
    In a paper just accepted by Angewandte Chemie, Prof. Timothy Noël and coworkers at the Flow Chemistry group of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences present a photocatalytic procedure that enables the ...
  • Portrait of Bob van der Zwaan
    Investments in solar and wind power generation need to increase fast if goals of Paris Agreement are to be met
    16 Jul 2021
    To meet the Paris Agreement to keep global warming below 2 °C, society has to increase investments in low-carbon power generation, especially for solar and wind technologies. This follows from an multi-model scenario ...
  • Image of electrolyser
    Chemists at University of Amsterdam develop novel electrolyser for hydrogen production
    14 Jul 2021
    In a recent Nature Communications paper, a group of researchers led by Dr Ning Yan of the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam showcases a practical membrane-free approach to ...
  • Research on selective formation of nanospheres features on front cover of Chemical Science
    10 Jun 2021
    Research at the Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis group features on the cover of the current issue of Chemical Science. Eduard Bobylev, David Poole, Bas de Bruin and Joost Reek report on the ...
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    Convenient methodology to forge C‒N bonds
    8 Jun 2021
    In a paper just accepted by Angewandte Chemie, researchers of the Flow Chemistry group at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences present a convenient methodology to forge C(sp3)‒N ...
  • upconversion nanoparticle
    Quantitatively understanding defects in phosphors from a nano perspective
    21 May 2021
    Researchers led by Hong Zhang at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam have been able to provide insight into the microscopic dynamics of energy transfer and conversion in ...
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    Anomalous diffusion of confined long-chain molecules: the thermal resistance effect
    17 May 2021
    In a paper just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers describe for the first time a counter-intuitive diffusion behaviour of linear-chain hydrocarbon molecules under ...
  • An artist’s impression.
    Micrometre-size molecular modelling kit shows real chemical reactions
    17 May 2021
    A team of researchers from the University of Amsterdam and New York University have built a 'molecular modelling kit' using micrometre-sized 'patchy particles'. The kit allows for a much more direct study of ...
  • Graphic abstract
    First synthetic galectin mimic as a platform for carbohydrate binding molecules
    11 May 2021
    In a recent paper in Angewandte Chemie, research assistant professor Tiddo Mooibroek and co-workers at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences present the first synthetic mimic of a class of carbohydrate ...