Highlights with ‘catalysis’

Unraveling the stability of ThO2 nanoclusters

In the field of nanotechnology, the ultimate goal is to produce nanostructures with specially tailored properties that contrast with those in the bulk. Actinide dioxide nanomaterials play an increasingly important role in the design of...

Photochemical water oxidation by uranyl nitrate

Uranyl coordination chemistry enables a wide range of chemical transformations which have been recently reviewed by Arnold et al. [Chem. Rev. 2019, 10595]. Especially the photochemical properties of uranyl complexes are promising.Among all the photo-assisted...

Palladium makes PVC industry greener

Poly vinyl chloride (PVC) is one of the most widely used polymers with low cost and outstanding performance, which is synthesized through free radical polymerization reaction of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM). Currently, activated carbon (AC)...

Unraveling structure and reactivity of Pt complexes: NMR & EPR

A recent combined experimental and theoretical study by the Kaupp group scrutinizes transition metal phosphanide chemistry which helps to understand catalytic processes involved in C-P bond formation and breaking. The reaction of a Pt-PPh3 with...

Rationalize your Chemical Reactions

A recent Nature protocol paper describes a, step-by-step, easy to follow protocol to assist scientists with rationalizing factors controlling molecular reactivity [1]. Our close collaborators from the theoretical chemistry department at the VU describe how...

Nestor Aguirre joins SCM

The SCM team gladly welcomes Dr. Nestor Aguirre, who joined us in Amsterdam at the end of 2019. After finishing his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in theoretical chemistry at the National University of Colombia, Nestor got...

Enhanced electrocatalytic water splitting on MoTe2

A new method of extracting hydrogen from water more efficiently could help underpin the capture of renewable energy in the form of sustainable fuel. Transition metal dichalcogenides are promising electrocatalytic materials for the hydrogen evolution...

MoS2 hydrodesulfurization catalyst

A recent Nature Communication paper characterizes a model MoS2 hydrodesulfurization catalyst compound under operating conditions -high temperature and high pressure- for a model organosulfur compound by combining STM with DFT calculations. The combined experimental and...

SCM at the F19MRS in Boston

Going to the 2019 MRS fall meeting 1-5 December 2019? Check out Matti’s talk on Machine Learning potentials for next generation materials modeling -his EU project MaLeR– on 3 December, 9.45am at Hynes 210. Thomas...

SCM at AIChE, Orlando

Come and talk to Nick about your chemical engineering challenges at the annual AIChE meeting mid-November in Orlando. At the SCM booth (#143) he’ll be happy to discuss how the COSMO-RS module in the Amsterdam...