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Martina Havenith-Newen, Speaker of the Cluster of Excellence Resolv © RUB, Marquard

Interview: Of solvents and dissolved agents

Chemistry in solution takes place everywhere, for instance in our bodies. Research in the Ruhr is pulling out all the stops to understand all the details of this.

Whether in living beings or in industrial processes, almost all chemical reactions take place in solution. Those who understand solvent chemistry in detail not only gain new insights into nature but can also break new ground to optimise processes and, for instance, make them more environmentally friendly. The cluster of excellence Ruhr Explores Solvation, Resolv, is working on this detailed understanding. Its speaker is Prof Dr Martina Havenith-Newen, chemist at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. 

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