News from Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, Universiteit van Amsterdam

24. 11. 2017 | Susan

News from HIMS, UvACatalysis: Concepts and Green Applications
Second edition of popular catalysis textbook by Gadi Rothenberg has just been published by Wiley-VCH
Professor Gadi Rothenberg of the University of Amsterdam’s Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences has written an updated version of what has become the most popular textbook in catalysis, used by universities worldwide. Covering all aspects of catalysis from a green chemistry perspective, the second edition of ‘Catalysis: Concepts and Green Applications’ explains the principles of homogeneous, heterogeneous and biocatalysis and illustrates these with real-life industrial examples.
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HIMS professor Gadi Rothenberg appointed at Fudan University
Prof. Gadi Rothenberg has been appointed as Senior Visiting Scholar at Fudan University, one of the top universities in China. Rothenberg is the Chair of Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry research group at the University of Amsterdam’s Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) and the current head of the Sustainable Chemistry theme at HIMS.
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AkzoNobel and UvA: on quest for the perfect paint
Jitte Flapper, R&D team leader at AkzoNobel, is on a quest to find the perfect paint: easily applicable and not harmful to the environment or to the painter’s health. Cooperation with the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is essential for him to succeed.
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Publications
Catalytic 1,2-dihydronaphthalene and E-aryl-diene synthesis via CoIII–Carbene radical and oquinodimethane intermediates
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Rational Optimization of Supramolecular Catalysts for the Rhodium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation Reaction
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Converting waste toilet paper to electricity: A first-stage techno-economic feasibility study
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Control of Redox Events by Dye Encapsulation Applied to Light-Driven Splitting of Hydrogen Sulfide
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Patent
Method for removing cyanide compounds from wastewater
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Award
Dick Stufkens Prize
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