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Leipzig research team develops process for bio-based nylon

Until now, nylon has been produced from petroleum-based raw materials. However, this is quite harmful to the environment because non-renewable fossil resources are used, a great deal of energy is required, and climate-damaging nitrous oxide is emitted during production. A research team from the…


Professor Asmis honoured with van 't Hoff Prize

Professor Knut Asmis, Professor of Physical Chemistry at Leipzig University’s Wilhelm Ostwald Institute, was awarded the van 't Hoff Prize of the German Bunsen Society on 5 June 2023. The prize is awarded every three years for outstanding research in the field of physical chemistry.


Multi-million funding for joint Collaborative Research Centre of Leipzig University and Chemnitz University of Technology

Great news at Leipzig University and Chemnitz University of Technology: the German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved an application from the two Saxon universities for a joint Collaborative Research Centre / Transregio. The scientists will carry out research on the topic of hyperpolarization in…


Researchers develop new method to synthesise cannabis plant compound

A group of researchers at Leipzig University has developed a new method for synthesising cis-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – a natural substance found in the cannabis plant that produces the characteristic psychoactive effect and has many potential applications, including in the pharmaceutical…


Enzyme that breaks down PET plastic: Leipzig scientists increase efficiency

One of the most widely used plastics in the world is polyethylene terephthalate, or PET for short. It is everywhere in our daily lives in the form of reusable PET drinks bottles. At the end of the lifecycle of a product containing PET, the environmentally friendly reuse of the PET components through…


Faces of Leipzig University: Jaime Tamayo

Peruvian Jaime Tamayo has been doing an internship in Dr Jonas Warneke’s Chemistry of Reactive Intermediates junior research group since mid-February. The 29-year-old will be in Leipzig for three months. “Gesichter der Uni Leipzig” (Faces of Leipzig University) is a regular series introducing the…


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