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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 101
Results: 1 - 20 of 101
  • 4 Aug 2020
    Analysis of municipal wastewater as a predictor for population socioeconomics

    In a paper recently published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters, Dr Saer Samanipour of the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) reports on the chemical analysis of municipal wastewater as a ...

  • 3 Aug 2020
    3D-printing of column housings using Fused Deposition Modeling

    Researchers at the HIMS research group Analytical Chemistry and the Centre for Analytical Sciences Amsterdam (CASA) have successfully developed 3D-printed channels for chromatographical separation of small molecules. ...

  • 29 Jul 2020
    Vibrational Circular Dichroism spectroscopy for probing the expression of chirality in mechanically planar chiral rotaxanes

    In a paper just accepted in the RSC flagship journal Chemical Science, researchers of the HIMS Molecular Photonics group present a first in-depth VCD study of mechanically planar chiral rotaxanes as prototypical ...

  • 27 Jul 2020
    Titanium-catalyzed esterification reactions: beyond Lewis acidity

    In a recent paper in ChemCatChem, HIMS researchers show that the amphoteric nature of titanium aminotriphenolate complexes (combining a Lewis acidic metal centre with a Brønsted basic ligand site), in combination ...

  • 15 Jul 2020
    Intricate nanospheres containing hydrogenase mimics for proton reduction catalysis

    A paper on 'Hydrogenase mimics in M12L24 nano‐spheres to control overpotential and activity in proton reduction catalysis' has been published as a communication in Angewandte Chemie. It describes research on ...

  • 3 Jul 2020
    Hot Paper on regioselective hydroformylation via remote supramolecular control

    A paper on 'Regioselective Hydroformylation of Internal and Terminal Alkenes via Remote Supramolecular Control' has been published as a 'Hot Paper' by Chemistry, a European Journal. The work is the result of joined ...

  • 2 Jul 2020
    Harvesting hydrogen from nanogardens

    Easily produced, nature-like nanostructures of cobalt phosphide are highly effective catalysts for the electrolysis of water, according to research performed by chemist Ning Yan and his team at the University of ...

  • 2 Jun 2020
    Evidence for the catalytic properties of ultramarine pigment

    Researchers at the Rijksmuseum, the University of Amsterdam and VU Amsterdam have established the catalytical activity of ultramarine pigment in experiments where methanol was dehydrated to dimethyl ether. They ...

  • 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 ...

  • 20 Apr 2020
    Controlling the rate of heterogeneous electron transfer across the rim of nanospheres

    In a paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, researchers of the HIMS group for Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis explore the redox-chemistry of supramolecular M6L12 and M12L24 ...

  • 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 ...