Thursday, December 27, 2012
Chemistry’s Roberto Gil Named Guest Editor of Special Issue of the Journal Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry
Roberto Gil, research professor of chemistry and director of the Department of Chemistry’s NMR Facility, served as guest editor of a special issue of the journal Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry titled “NMR of Small Molecules in Anisotropic Media”. Chemists typically employ NMR spectroscopy to acquire information about the structure of chemical and biochemical compounds. Finding the correct structural configuration of some compounds, like small organic molecules, is very difficult—and sometimes impossible—to accomplish using conventional NMR techniques. The 14 articles published in the special issue, which were contributed by experts in the field, including Gil, focus on new NMR methodologies for analyzing the structure of small organic molecules oriented in weak alignment media. According to Gil, the relatively recent developments of weak alignment media that are compatible with organic solvents have opened new avenues for the structural analysis of complex natural and synthetic small organic molecules by NMR spectroscopy. The issue can be viewed online.
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