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EPSRC Reference: EP/C007999/1
Title: ENHANCING MASS SPECTROMETRY FACILITES FOR SYNTHETIC, SUPRAMOLECULAR AND MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
Principal Investigator: Shipman, Professor M
Other Investigators:
Hannon, Professor MJ Drewello, Dr T Wills, Professor M
Haddleton, Professor DM Scott, Professor P
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Department: Chemistry
Organisation: University of Warwick
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 December 2005 Ends: 30 November 2008 Value (£): 397,921
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Biological & Medicinal Chem. Chemical Synthetic Methodology
Materials Synthesis & Growth
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Chemicals Healthcare
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Mass spectrometry provides a powerful method for the determination of the chemical composition and structure of a very broad range of chemicals including organic molecules, pharmaceuticals, polymers, and biomolecules (e.g. proteins, sugars, and nucleic acids). Consequently, many physical and life scientists rely heavily on this technique for compound identification. Like many areas of science and technology, the field moves at great pace and the capabilities of modern mass spectrometers greatly exceed what was possible less than a decade ago. In this application, a group of scientists within the Chemistry Department at the University of Warwick seek resources to purchase two new mass spectrometers to replace existing instruments that are now essentially obsolete. The new instruments will enable these chemists, working in a diverse range of fields, to progress their science at a much faster rate. It will also impact the quality of the work that can be undertaken. Work on the invention of new chemical reactions (important for drug discovery), novel polymers for drug delivery, research on carbon based materials (e.g. Buckyballs), and novel inorganic chemicals able to bind and disrupt the structure of DNA will all benefit.
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