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Zeolite packaging to fight durian fruit stench

When Lennart Bergström at Stockholm University was visiting Singapore he first became aware of the issue surrounding the transport and storage of foul smelling fruits and vegetables.

The new chemical structures, known as zeolites

New family of chemical structures can effectively remove CO2 from gas mixtures

A newly discovered family of chemical structures, published in Nature, could increase the value of biogas and natural gas that contains carbon dioxide. The new chemical structures, known as zeolites, have been created by an international team of researchers including Professor Xiaodong Zou and co-workers from the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry at Stockholm University.

Professor in Physical Materials Chemistry

To further strengthen MMK's research and educational programs in physical and materials chemistry we are now making a strategic recruitment of a chair professor in physical materials chemistry.

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Departmental Changes

Environmental Chemistry was part of MMK between 2010 - 2014.
1 January 2015 they merged with ITM and Analytical Chemistry and formed a new department ACES. Please visit them on

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In June 1994 Kemilärarnas Resurscentrum, KRC got an assignment from the Swedish government to start a Centre supporting activities of chemistry teachers in Swedish compulsory and upper-secondary schools.

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The Chemistry Section at Stockholm University consists of four chemistry departments, each of which conducts successful education and research within their field.