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Doing Business As Name:University of Scranton
  • Michael Fennie
  • (570) 941-4231
  • Nicholas Sizemore
  • Arthur J Catino
Award Date:07/29/2021
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 362,773
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 362,773
  • FY 2021=$362,773
Start Date:08/01/2021
End Date:07/31/2024
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.049
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:MRI: Acquisition of a 400 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer to Advance Research and Student Research Training at the University of Scranton
Federal Award ID Number:2116967
DUNS ID:079177978
Parent DUNS ID:079177978
Program:Major Research Instrumentation
Program Officer:
  • Amanda Haes
  • (703) 292-7909

Awardee Location

Street:800 Linden Street
Awardee Cong. District:08

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:University of Scranton
Street:800 Linden St.
Cong. District:08

Abstract at Time of Award

This award is supported by the Major Research Instrumentation program. The University of Scranton is acquiring a 400 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer that has the capabilities to perform both routine analysis and more complex experiments that helps elucidate molecular structures of chemical compounds. The instrument supports the research of Professor Michael Fennie and colleagues Arthur Catino and Nicholas Sizemore at the University of Scranton and several collaborators at other colleges and universities in the Scranton region. Access to state-of-the-art NMR spectrometers is essential to chemists who are carrying out frontier research. This instrument is an integral part of teaching as well as research and research training of undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry. This instrument is a regional resource in the Scranton area, with users coming from local industry and high school science classes, in addition to other colleges in the region. The award of the NMR spectrometer is aimed at enhancing research and education at all levels. It especially impacts the development of methodologies to facilitate the structure elucidation of small and medium-sized molecules. This spectrometer allows research in a variety of fields such as catalysis, biophysical structural analysis, development of synthetic methodology, synthesis of both natural and synthetic products and organometallic chemistry. In general, NMR spectroscopy is one of the most powerful tools available to chemists for the elucidation of the structures of molecules. It is used to identify unknown substances, to characterize specific arrangements of atoms within molecules, and to study the dynamics of interactions between molecules in solution or in the solid state. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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