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EPSRC Reference: EP/C005643/1
Title: State of the art in situ HPNMR studies of functional chemical systems
Principal Investigator: Iggo, Dr J
Other Investigators:
Xiao, Professor J Satherley, Dr J Winterton, Professor N
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Project Partners:
Lucite International
Department: Chemistry
Organisation: University of Liverpool
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 July 2005 Ends: 30 November 2008 Value (£): 598,227
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Analytical Science Catalysis & Applied Catalysis
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No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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The work of the Liverpool High Pressure Spectroscopy and Catalysis Group in the elucidation of the mechanisms of transition-metal catalysed reactions by in situ, ex situ, and sapphire tube, NMR studies is internationally recognized.To secure the future of this internationally leading research capability, and enable it to expand into new areas, replacement of our obsolete High Pressure NMR spectrometer is essential and will provide the infrastructure for the Liverpool Group to: (a) extend our experimental, methodological and research capability(b) explore new types of application for our equipment and expertise. (c) initiate new collaborations and respond effectively to the regular requests we receive to collaborate from other groups both from the UK and abroad.(d) develop further our studies of the mechanism of homogeneous catalysis, in which we have an international reputation. Our existing NMR spectrometer (a gift from AstraZeneca ca. 10 years ago) is over 20 years old, is increasingly unreliable, and can only be maintained by scavenging parts from derelict instruments; its replacement is essential to the future of our research, to our ability to develop new areas of application for our expertize and to the proposed collaborative projects. The upgrade to a 400 MHz spectrometer will bring significant benefits both in signal to noise and dispersion that will be crucial to many of the studies proposed.Several new applications for our HPNMR expertise have been identified, e.g. high throughput testing of polymers; studies of solvation by, and chemistry, in neoteric solvents. These will be pursued.It is envisaged, and history suggests, that additional collaborative projects will be established during the course of this application.
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