NMR spectroscopy is one of the most important analytical tools available to the modern chemist. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, and Trinity University, students have access to 500 MHz and 300 MHz NMR spectrometers housed in the new Center for the Sciences and Innovation.
While the high initial cost of a modern NMR spectrometer and the cost of maintenance and cryogens prevent many educational institutions from using the powerful tool, San Antonio-area schools now have access to our 300 MHz NMR spectrometer for analysis of compounds they have synthesized in experiments at their home institutions. The data are made available electronically. Using free software, students can process and analyze their data without leaving their home institutions, or even their homes.
Home of the chemistry department, the state-of-the-art facility features modern technology in classrooms and laboratories for faculty and students. Equipped with advanced instrumentation and technology, students and faculty are able to conduct highly sophisticated research projects on campus.
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