13:00: work discussion
Location: C6
Mélanie, Sander, and Bart
work discussion

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News & announcements

Analysis research compounds

In the research group MCBIM it is possible to analyze your research compounds with:

  • elemental analysis (C, H, N, S)
  • ICP (Inductively Coupled Plasma) for many elements
  • chloride anions (aqueous solutions)


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Ruthenium, light, and MCBIM in Angewandte Chemie !!!
Upconverting liposomes


Liposomes were prepared that are able to activate with red light metal-based anticancer compounds usually requiring blue light for activation. This work was published in the December 11th, 2013 issue of Angewandte Chemie International Edition.


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ERC Starting Grant to fight cancer with chemotherapy and light
Bonnet’s molecules have to be irradiated with light in order to become toxic

Leiden University chemist Sylvestre Bonnet is working on a method to fight cancer by combining new anticancer molecules and light irradiation of tumour cells.

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MCBIM invests in safety!

Chemists often need dry organic solvents to perform top chemistry research. However, extensive drying of solvent is difficult. It is traditionally performed via continuous distillation of the solvents in presence of drying chemicals such as sodium metal or calcium hydride.

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