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Using NMR to Expand Chemistry Research and Educational Experiences at North Carolina Central University, an Historically Black University

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Technical Report,01 Jul 2016,30 Jun 2017

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North Carolina Central University Durham United States

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This grant was used to purchase a new, state-of-the-art 400MHz Bruker Avance III Nuclear Magnetic Resonance NMR Spectrometer to support both research and teaching applications. The NMR was installed successfully in May 2017. The NMR has become vital to new and existing research programs at the university. These projects include isolating and analyzing natural products that could treat human diseases, developing smart polymers that have interesting biomedical and material science applications, developing materials that have novel sensor capabilities, and synthesizing new molecules that could treat neurological disorders, such as traumatic brain injuries. The NMR is also becoming incorporated into the academic courses for students studying analytical chemistry. Most students do not get hands-on training with an NMR within their classroom or laboratory courses. The NMR will provide unique opportunities to our students as they train to become the next generation of scientists, doctors, and engineers.

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Biochemistry

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