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Metal-Metal Bonds in Digallium Compounds

Cover article in Chemistry - A European Journal (June 8/16)

Libor Kobera, Scott A. Southern, Gyandshwar Kumar Rao, Darrin S. Richeson and David L. Bryce, "New Experimental Insight into the Nature of Metal-Metal Bonds in Digallium Compounds: J Coupling between Quadrupolar Nuclei," Chemistry - A European Journal 22 (2016) online. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201600999

Direct insight into the elusive nature of multiple bonding between gallium atoms in molecular solids is obtained with ultrahigh-field two-dimensional 71Ga NMR spectroscopy. The gallium–gallium J couplings offer a novel perspective on the electronic structure of these bonds, and the intriguing results are discussed in the context of analogous data for carbon-carbon and boron-boron spin pairs.

This article features results obtained using the 21.1 T solid-900state NMR spectrometer at the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids (Ottawa, ON). If you are interested in using this spectrometer in your research please contact the Facility manager.


Para–Ferroelectric Transition in MOFs

Frontispiece article in Chemistry - A European Journal (Sept 24/15)

Jun Xu, Bryan E.G. Lucier, Regina Sinelnikov, Victor V. Terskikh, Viktor N. Staroverov, Yining Huang, "Monitoring and Understanding the Paraelectric –Ferroelectric Phase Transition in the Metal–Organic Framework [NH4][M(HCOO)3] by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy," Chemistry - A European Journal 21 (2015) 14348–14361. (Frontispiece Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201501954

Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy The [NH4][M(HCOO)3] (M=Mg, Zn) metal–organic framework (MOF) undergoes a paraelectric/ferroelectric phase transition below room temperature. In situ variable temperature 25Mg, 67Zn, 14N, and 13C solid-state NMR (SSNMR) experiments permit detailed investigation of the phase transition and temperature-induced changes within each phase. Pronounced changes in 25Mg and 67Zn NMR parameters are linked to subtle changes in the local metal environment, whereas 14N and 13C SSNMR experiments confirm that NH4+ framework hydrogen bonding plays an important role in the phase transition. This approach gave new physical insights and should prove to be useful for investigating electric phenomena in a wide variety of MOFs.

This article features results obtained using the 21.1 T solid-900state NMR spectrometer at the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids (Ottawa, ON). If you are interested in using this spectrometer in your research please contact the Facility manager.


CSC 2015 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (March 28/15)

The 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC 2015) "Chemistry in a Sustainable World" will take place in Ottawa, Ontario from June 13-17, 2015. The CSC is the largest annual national event for chemical professionals attracting close to 2500 participants each year.

The Solid-State NMR symposium will run two full days: Sunday June 14 and Monday June 15. A symposium on “Solution NMR: Biomolecular Structure, Dynamics and Function” will also be running all day on Tuesday June 16.

Early registration deadline is April 30, 2015.
http://www.csc2015.ca/

Confirmed international speakers for the Solid-State NMR Symposium organized by David Bryce (Ottawa) and Andreas Brinkmann (NRC) include:

Christian Bonhomme, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Darren Brouwer, Redeemer University College
Lyndon Emsley, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
Gillian Goward, McMaster University
Philip Grandinetti, The Ohio State University, USA
Kenneth Harris, Cardiff University, UK
Yining Huang, University of Western Ontario
Chris Jaroniec, The Ohio State University, USA
John Ripmeester, National Research Council Canada
Klaus Schmidt-Rohr, Brandeis University, USA
Robert Schurko, University of Windsor
Mark Smith, Lancaster University, UK
Suzana Straus, University of British Columbia
Roderick Wasylishen, University of Alberta
Gang Wu, Queen’s University
Josef Zwanziger, Dalhousie University

More details on the symposia, abstract submission and registration will be posted on the conference website at http://www.csc2015.ca


CanadianPost-doctoral fellowship in solid-state NMR at the University of Ottawa (Jan 8/15)

A postdoctoral fellowship in solid-state NMR is available immediately at the University of Ottawa for an initial period of one year with the possibility for extension. The successful candidate will have a PhD and possess substantial expertise in solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Research will include fundamental spectroscopy as well as applications to metal-organic frameworks and collaborations with industry.

Qualified candidates are asked to send an email to Prof. David Bryce
( dbryce "at" uottawa.ca ). Please include a CV and cover letter. The position will remain open until filled.

Prof. David L. Bryce, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
10 Marie Curie Private
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario K1N6N5
Canada
Phone 613-562-5800 ext 2018
Fax 613-562-5170
Email [dbryce "at" uottawa.ca]
Web http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/dbryce/

17O NMR in MOFs

Cover article in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C (Oct 17/14)

185) Peng He, Bryan Lucier, Victor Terskikh, Qi Shi, Jinxiang Dong, Yueying Chu, Anmin Zheng, Andre Sutrisno, Yining Huang, "Spies Within Metal Organic Frameworks: Investigating Metal Centers Using Solid-State NMR," Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118 (2014) 23728–23744. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp5063868

Solid-state NMR: yielding rich information on local environments of metals within metal-organic frameworks. Solid-state NMR spectroscopy (SSNMR) targeting NMR-active metal centers at natural abundance, in concert with ab initio density functional theory calculations and X-ray diffraction, is a powerful tool for elucidating the molecular-level structure of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). 91Zr, 115In, 139La, 47/49Ti, and 67Zn SSNMR experiments are sensitive to subtle differences in coordination, bond length distribution, and ligand geometry about the metal center within MOFs. SSNMR spectroscopy of metal centers offers an impressive addition to the arsenal of the techniques for MOF characterization. On the cover, the structure of the MOF MIL-140A is shown at three different magnifications, representing the detailed structural information available from SSNMR experiments. The corresponding 91Zr SSNMR spectrum of MIL-140A acquired at a magnetic field of 21.1 T is shown in the bottom right. The background is a perspective view down one of the channels within the MIL-140A crystal structure.

This cover article features results obtained using the 21.1 T solid-900state NMR spectrometer at the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids (Ottawa, ON). If you are interested in using this spectrometer in your research please contact the Facility manager.


2014 Rocky Mountain Conference on Solid-State NMR (July 23/14)

RMC2014
(L-to-R) Stanislav Veinberg, Danielle Smiley, Mike Jaroszewicz, David Hirsh, Christopher Andrew, Kevin Burgess, Frédéric Perras, Alex Faucher, Guy Bernard, Rod Wasylishen, Rob Schurko, Jasmine Viger-Gravel, Kris Harris, David Bryce, Zoe Reeve, and Gillian Goward
(photo contributed by Frédéric Perras)


Awards

Prof. Roderick Wasylishen (Alberta) named the 2014 Vaughan Lecturer (about the award)

Jasmine Viger-Gravel (Bryce group, Ottawa) Laura Marinelli Award for best poster (about the award)

Alexandra Faucher (Wasylishen group, Alberta) poster prize

Zoe Reeve (Goward group, McMaster) poster prize


Special issue of Canadian Journal of Chemistry in honour of John Ripmeester (June 6/14)

The Canadian Journal of Chemistry is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue in honour of John Ripmeester and his outstanding contributions to chemistry.

The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2014. The special issue will be published in 2015.

The Canadian Journal of Chemistry reports current research findings in all branches of chemistry. It includes the traditional areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical-theoretical chemistry and newer interdisciplinary areas such as materials science, spectroscopy, chemical physics, and biological, medicinal and environmental chemistry.

Please submit your paper at http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/journal/cjc

The issue will be edited by Yining Huang, Darren Brouwer, and David Bryce.

Please confirm via email to [dbryce "at" uottawa.ca] your intent to submit an article by October 1, 2014.

Prof. David L. Bryce
Department of Chemistry
University of Ottawa
http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/dbryce/

CrystEngComm themed issue International Year of Crystallography Celebration: North America (July 21/14)

International Year of Crystallography Celebration: North America

CrystEngComm

Themed issue: International Year of Crystallography Celebration: North America

issue 31, 21 August 2014, Page 7151 to 7358

guest-edited by Christer B. Aakeröy (Kansas State) and Tomislav Friščić (McGill)

Christer B. Aakeröy and Tomislav Friščić, "2014 International year of crystallography celebration: North America," (Editorial) CrystEngComm 16 (2014) 7160-7161. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ce90100b

Canadian NMR contributions

K. Shin, I.L. Moudrakovski, M.D. Davari, S. Alavi, C.I. Ratcliffe, and J.A. Ripmeester, "Crystal engineering the clathrate hydrate lattice with NH4F," CrystEngComm 16 (2014) 7209-7217. (IYCr 2014 North America themed issue) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ce41661e

J. Viger-Gravel, J.E. Meyer, I. Korobkov and D.L. Bryce,
"Probing Halogen Bonds with Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy. Observation and Interpretation of J(77Se, 31P) Coupling in Halogen-Bonded P=Se···I Motifs," CrystEngComm 16 (2014) 7285-7297. (IYCr 2014 North America themed issue) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ce00345d

M.P. Hildebrand, H. Hamaed, A.M. Namespetra, J.M. Donohue, R. Fu, I. Hung, Z. Gan and R.W. Schurko, "35Cl Solid-State NMR of HCl Salts of Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients: Structural Prediction, Spectral Fingerprinting and Polymorph Recognition," CrystEngComm 16 (2014) 7334-7356. (IYCr 2014 North America themed issue) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ce00544a

Canadian eventProtein Engineering Canada (PEC) Conference
June 20-22, 2014, Ottawa, ON, Canada

http://proteinengineering.ca/

Canadian event22nd IUPAC International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry
August 10-15, 2014, Ottawa, ON, Canada

http://events.science.uottawa.ca/icpoc22/welcome.html


CanadianTenure-Track Faculty Positions, University of Ottawa (May 29/14)


Five Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Chemical Biology and Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
http://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/330851/tenure-track-faculty-positions-in-chemical-biology-and-biochemistry/

Six Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Materials Chemistry and Physics, Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics, University of Ottawa
http://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/330852/tenure-track-faculty-positions-in-materials-chemistry-and-physics/


New book: Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds, 8th Edition (May 11/14)

Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds

Robert M. Silverstein, Francis X. Webster, David Kiemle, David L. Bryce
Paperback: 462 pages
Publisher: Wiley; September 2014
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0470616376
http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-EHEP001779.html
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0470616377
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/0470616377

Wiley: First published over 40 years ago, this was the first text on the identification of organic compounds using spectroscopy. This text is now considered to be a classic. The key strength of this text is the extensive set of real-data problems. Even professional chemists use these spectra as reference data. Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds is written by and for organic chemists, and emphasizes the synergistic effect resulting from the interplay of the spectra. This book is characterized by its problem-solving approach with extensive reference charts and tables.


Thesis Defenses (April 24/14)

Patrick Szell (University of Ottawa)
Supervisor: Prof. David Bryce
B.Sc. (Honours) thesis: "Probing Non-Covalent Interactions with NMR"

Recognition: 55th ENC Student Travel Awards (April 2/14)

Following the long tradition, ENC has awarded 2014 Student Travel Stipends to support students attending the 55th ENC Conference held March 23-28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. The stipends were provided by the ENC, the Suraj P. Manrao Science Foundation, and by the generous contributions of sponsors. Among awardees there were several Canadian recipients, including

Kevin Burgess (University of Ottawa)
Donald Gagne (INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier)
Marie-Laurence Tremblay (Dalhousie University)
Shu Han (University of British Columbia)

Congratulations to all the winners!

The final 55th ENC program is now available online
http://www.enc-conference.org

CanadianTier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Materials Chemistry, the University of Ottawa (Oct 31/13)

The University of Ottawa invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Materials Chemistry. Candidates are sought whose interests are at the forefront of Materials Chemistry, and who are actively engaged in a research program in this area. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, polymer chemistry, nanostructured materials for energy and environmental applications, as well as materials for optical and electronic devices. The ability to interface with materials scientists in chemistry, physics and engineering is an asset. The successful candidate will have access to world-class core facilities in nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry and x-ray crystallography in the Chemistry Department, materials characterization and biocatalysis facilities part of the Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation, as well as core facilities in Biology and Medicine.

For more information http://www.academiccareers.uottawa.ca/node/656/


CrystEngComm themed issue on NMR Crystallography (Oct 17/13)
 
NMR in crystallography

CrystEngComm

Themed issue: NMR in crystallography

issue 43, 21 November 2013, Page 8589 to 8850

guest-edited by John A. Ripmeester (NRC) and Roderick E. Wasylishen (Alberta)

Canadian contributions

J.A. Ripmeester and R.E. Wasylishen, "NMR crystallography," (Editorial) CrystEngComm 15 (2013) 8598-8598.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ce90151c

 
900L. O'Dell, R. He and J. Pandohee, "Identifying H-N proximities in solid-state NMR using 14N overtone irradiation under fast MAS," CrystEngComm 15 (2013) 8657-8667. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ce40967h
 
F.A. Perras, I. Korobkov and D.L. Bryce, "NMR Crystallography of Sodium Diphosphates: Combining Dipolar, Shielding, Quadrupolar, Diffraction, and Computational Information," CrystEngComm 15 (2013) 8727-8738. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ce40875b
 
900B. Zhou, V.K. Michaelis, S. Kroeker, J.E.C. Wren, Y. Yao, B.L. Sherriff, and Y. Pan, "11B and 23Na Solid-State NMR and Density Functional Theory Studies of Electric Field Gradients at Boron Sites in Ulexite," CrystEngComm 15 (2013) 8739-8747. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ce41251b
 
D.H. Brouwer and K.P. Langendoen, "A graph theory approach to structure solution of network materials from two-dimensional solidstate NMR data," CrystEngComm 15 (2013) 8748-8762.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ce41058g
 
900P.J. Pallister, I.L. Moudrakovski, G.D. Enright and J.A. Ripmeester, "Structural assessment of anhydrous sulfates with high field 33S solid state NMR and first principles calculations," CrystEngComm 15 (2013) 8808-8822.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ce41233d
 

EFGShield, ver. 4.0 - new version with GUI now available for Gaussian, CASTEP, and ADF files (Oct 2/13)

Dear colleague,

“EFGShield” is our software for the parsing and analysis of shielding and EFG data from Gaussian output files. Thanks to the work of my students Nuiok Dicaire and Fred Perras, I am pleased to announce that a new and improved version of EFGShield with a GUI is now available. There are many advantages to the new version which are summarized in the attached pdf. Most importantly, CASTEP and ADF output files can now be used in addition to Gaussian files.

Instructions are also provided in the attached pdf.

I encourage you to download the new version and hope you find it useful. Please go to my website and click on the “Software” link in the menu on the left.

http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/dbryce/

Regards,
Dave Bryce

** **
Prof. David L. Bryce, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
10 Marie Curie Private
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario K1N6N5
Canada

Phone 613-562-5800 ext 2018
Fax 613-562-5170
Email [dbryce "at" uottawa.ca]
Web http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/dbryce/

Associate Editor Canadian Journal of Chemistry http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/journal/cjc

CanadianM.Sc. or Ph.D. position in solid-state NMR at the University of Ottawa (August 7/13)

Highly motivated candidates interested in physical chemistry and/or NMR spectroscopy are invited to apply for a M.Sc. or Ph.D. in the group of Prof. David Bryce at the University of Ottawa http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/dbryce/

Research in solid-state NMR in the Bryce group covers a variety of areas including the development of the spectroscopy of traditionally difficult quadrupolar nuclei, applications of double-rotation NMR, applications to weak interactions including halogen bonding, and the study of polymorphism. Experimental work is complemented by quantum chemical studies. Interested students should contact Prof. Bryce directly at [dbryce "at" uottawa.ca]

Please note that due to budgetary constraints, the position is open only to Canadian students.

** **
Prof. David L. Bryce, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
10 Marie Curie Private
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario K1N6N5
Canada
Phone 613-562-5800 ext 2018
Fax 613-562-5170
Email [dbryce" at" uottawa.ca]
Web http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/dbryce/


Recognition: 54th ENC Student Travel Awards (May 1/13)

Following the long tradition, ENC has awarded 2013 Student Travel Stipends to support students attending the 54th ENC Conference held April 14-19, 2013 in Asilomar, California. The stipends were provided by the ENC, the Suraj P. Manrao Science Foundation, and by the generous contributions of sponsors. Among awardees there were several Canadian recipients, including

Jasmine Viger-Gravel (University of Ottawa)
Daryl Good (University of Guelph)
Leayen Lam (University of Toronto)
Alan Manning (University of British Columbia)
Danielle Smiley (McMaster University)
Stanislav Veinberg (University of Windsor)

Congratulations to all the winners!

The final 54th ENC program is now available online
http://www.enc-conference.org

CSC 2013 symposium - abstract submission is open (Dec 6/12)

The 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC2013) will be held in Québec City, Quebec, May 26-30, 2013. This is Canada’s largest annual conference devoted to the science and practice of chemistry. This year’s conference theme is “Chemistry Without Borders”.

The Call for Papers opened today December 5, 2012 and will close February 15, 2013. Details are available at http://www.csc2013.ca/2_program/program_info.html

You can view the wide range of symposia representing the “Chemistry Without Borders” theme on the CSC2013 website at http://www.csc2013.ca/2_program/divisions_symposia.html

We encourage you to forward this notice to your network of colleagues nationally and internationally, to submit your abstracts and to join us in Québec City this May. We look forward to seeing you in Québec City in 2013.

Mario Leclerc, Conference Co-Chair
Armand Soldera, Conference Co-Chair
Thierry Ollevier, Scientific Program Chair

CSC 2013 will feature several symposia with strong NMR content, including

Solid-state NMR Spectroscopy (PT – joint with BM)
Organizers: M. Auger (Laval), D. Bryce (Ottawa)
Invited Speakers: Tatyana Polenova (University of Delaware), Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy (University of Michigan), Luis Smith (Clark University, USA), Simon Sharpe (Toronto), Isabelle Marcotte (Université du Québec à Montréal), Suzana Straus (University of British Columbia), Peter Macdonald (Toronto), Rod Wasylishen (Alberta), Joe Zwanziger (Dalhousie), Kristopher Ooms (King’s University College), Carl Michal (University of British Columbia).

Halogen Bonding and Other Non-Covalent Interactions (PT – joint with OR)
Organizers: D.L. Bryce (Ottawa), M. Taylor (Toronto)
Invited Speakers: Tim Bender (Toronto), Duncan Bruce (University of York, UK), Gino DiLabio (NRC-NINT), P. Shing Ho (Colorado State University), Tony Legon (University of Bristol, UK), Pierangelo Metrangolo (University of Milan, Italy), William Pennington (Clemson University, USA), Giuseppe Resnati (University of Milan, Italy), James Wuest (Université de Montréal).


Thesis Defenses (Oct 22/12)

Sophie Leclerc (University of Ottawa) April 2012
Supervisor: Prof. David Bryce
B.Sc. (Hons) thesis: "Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Analysis of Halogen Bonding Involving 1,2-Diiodotetrafluorobenzene"

Matthew Leclerc
(University of Ottawa) April 2012
Supervisor: Prof. David Bryce
B.Sc. (Hons) thesis: "Multinuclear Solid-State Magnetic Resonance of Alkaline Earth Metal Salts of Aryl Carboxylates"


Devon Fyson (University of Ottawa) April 2012
Supervisor: Prof. David Bryce
B.Sc. (Hons) thesis: "Characterization of cocrystallized halogen bonded compounds using 77Se solid-state NMR and XRD"


67Zn NMR in MOFs

Cover article in Chemistry - A European Journal (Sept 19/12)

A. Sutrisno, V.V. Terskikh, Q. Shi, Z. Song, J. Dong, S.Y. Ding, W. Wang, B.R. Provost, T.D. Daff, T.K. Woo, and Y. Huang, "Characterization of Zn-containing MOFs by Solid-state 67Zn NMR and Computational Modeling," Chemistry - A European Journal 18 (2012) 12251–12259. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201201563

Solid-state magic-angle spinning 67Zn NMR spectra of Zn-containing metal–organic frameworks were obtained at an ultrahigh magnetic field of 21.1 T. In combination with molecular modeling, 67Zn NMR data can provide information on the dynamics and distribution of guest species.

MOFs: NMR reveals inner secrets, read the highlights of this project on SpectroscopyNow.com written by David Bradley
http://www.spectroscopynow.com/nmr/details/ezine/139b5aff58c/MOFs-NMR-reveals-inner-secrets.html

900This cover article features results obtained using the 21.1 T solid-state NMR spectrometer at the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids (Ottawa, ON). If you are interested in using this spectrometer in your research please contact the Facility manager.


QUEST – QUadrupolar Exact SofTware (updated July 24/12)

QUEST is a new program for the exact simulation of solid-state NMR spectra of quadrupolar nuclei in stationary powdered samples which employs diagonalization of the combined Zeeman-quadrupolar Hamiltonian. The program may be used to simulate NMR spectra over the full regime of Larmor and quadrupolar frequencies, which encompasses scenarios ranging from high-field NMR to nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR, where the Larmor frequency is zero) and does not make use of approximations when treating the quadrupolar interaction. The program, which uses a graphical user interface, also incorporates chemical shift anisotropy and non-coincident chemical shift and quadrupolar tensor frames. QUEST can be used to simulate static NMR and NQR spectra with any relative size of the Zeeman and quadrupolar interactions and correctly predicts the appearance of “forbidden” or “overtone” NMR as well as NQR transitions.

QUEST version 1.1 is now available for download on the software page at http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/dbryce/

Updates include optional Boltzmann population effects, an interactive cursor, spin-3 nuclides, vertical scaling, variable coil angle for all spins, and more!

QUEST is described in an article article published in Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (2012).

F.A. Perras, C.M. Widdifield, and D.L. Bryce,
"QUEST – QUadrupolar Exact SofTware: a fast graphical program for the exact simulation of NMR and NQR spectra for quadrupolar nuclei," Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance 45–46 (2012) 36-44.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssnmr.2012.05.002

QUEST




Spring 2012

"Canadian NMR Research" News Bulletin (May 14/12)

Spring 2012 issue of the "Canadian NMR Research" news bulletin is now available for download.

You are welcome to share it with your colleagues and students.

Thanks for reading!


Thesis Defenses (April 25/12)

Cory Widdifield (University of Ottawa) February 2012
Supervisor: Prof. David Bryce
Ph.D. thesis: "Multinuclear Solid-State Magnetic Resonance Studies on ‘Exotic’ Quadrupolar Nuclei: Acquisition Methods, High-Order Effects, Quantum Chemical Computations, and NMR Crystallography"
External Examiner: Prof. William Power (University of Waterloo)
http://www.ruor.uottawa.ca/en/handle/10393/20722

Cover article in Chemical Science (April 3/12)

Potent inhibition of ice recrystallization by low molecular weight carbohydrate-based surfactants and hydrogelators


C.J. Capicciotti, M. Leclère, F.A. Perras, D. Bryce, H. Paulin, J. Harden, Y. Liu and R.N. Ben,
"Potent inhibition of ice recrystallization by low molecular weight carbohydrate-based surfactants and hydrogelators," Chem. Sci. 3 (2012) 1408-1416. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C2SC00885H


NMR paper in Angewandte Chemie (March 14/12)

Frédéric A. Perras and David L. Bryce, "Direct Investigation of Covalently Bound Chlorine in Organic Compounds by Solid-State 35Cl NMR Spectroscopy and Exact Spectral Line-Shape Simulations," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2012) online. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201200728

This is a second publication in Angewandte Chemie featuring results obtained900 using resources of the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids. See the complete list of research publications enabled by the Facility here (complete list).


Eric's new assignment (March 4/12)

After four years with the 900 NMR Facility Eric Ye has been transferred to work with Glenn Facey at the Chemistry Department, University of Ottawa. During his term with the 900 Facility Eric has become a real VIP of the 900 team. Eric's expert knowledge of NMR and his always friendly disposition will be missed by many Facility users. To contact Eric and to wish him the best at his new position http://www.nmr.uottawa.ca/en/welcome.html

Eric Ye

February 2012 (L-R) Dr. Eric Ye, Prof. Gillian Goward (McMaster), Dr. Michal Leskes (RA, University of Cambridge), Zoe Reeve (graduate student, McMaster).


Thesis Defenses (Feb 7/12)

Robert Attrell (University of Ottawa) December 2011
Supervisor: David Bryce
M.Sc. thesis: "A Solid-State 35Cl and 81Br NMR and Computational Study of Chlorine and Bromine Electric Field Gradient and Chemical Shift Tensors in Haloanilinium Halides"

Becky Chapman
(University of Ottawa) November 2011
Supervisor: David Bryce
Ph.D. thesis: "Development and Application of Chlorine Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Quantum Chemical Calculations to the Study of Organic and Inorganic Systems"


CCSB 2012 (Feb 5/12)

We are pleased to announce the 2nd China Canada Systems Biology Conference and the 19th Methods in Protein Structure Analysis, which will take place at the Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, Canada from June 25-28, 2012. The 2012 symposium is being organized and hosted by the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology (University of Ottawa), The International Association for Protein Structure Analysis and Proteomics, and the China-Ontario BioAnalytic Consortium (COBAC).

The goal of this meeting is to bring together internationally recognized scientists and students in the field of systems biology, protein biochemistry, and proteomics to promote scientific discussion and the development of new collaborations.

Of special interest for NMR spectroscopists will be the session "Dynamic links between protein structure and function". Invited speakers to this session include Lewis Kay (University of Toronto), Katherine Henzler-Wildman (Washington University School of Medicine), Gianluigi Veglia (University of Minnesota), Kevin Gardner (University of Texas Southwestern) and Dorothee Kern (Brandeis).

More information can be found at http://www.oisb.ca/june_2012_symposium/ccsb_2012.htm

Registration is now open. Abstract submission deadline is May 15th, 2012.

Natalie Goto

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry
University of Ottawa
10 Marie Curie
Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5

email: Natalie.Goto "at" uottawa.ca
Tel (613) 562-5800 (6918)
Fax (613) 562-5170
Web: http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/ngoto/Welcome.html


Canadian eventUniversity of Ottawa (August 10/11)

"Vision 2020" Postdoctoral Fellowship in solid-state NMR

Application deadline: 31 August 2011

The University of Ottawa, with the support of the Province of Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, has announced a highly competitive competition for Vision 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Vision 2020 Postdoctoral Scholarships (external link, UofO)

We invite you to take part in this competition if you are interested in continuing your research career in solid-state NMR spectroscopy of low-gamma quadrupolar nuclei, biomolecular NMR spectroscopy, solid-state NMR of inorganic and bioinorganic systems, interpretation and quantum chemical calculation of NMR interaction tensors. You will be working in one of the Canada's leading solid-state NMR research groups at the Department of Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. David Bryce. At the University of Ottawa you will have access to wide-bore 200, 400 and 500 MHz Bruker solids NMR spectrometers, and to a one-of-a-kind 900 MHz NMR spectrometer at the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids (http://www.nmr900.ca).

Interested individuals should contact David Bryce:

Prof. David Bryce
Department of Chemistry
10 Marie Curie Private
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario K1N6N5
Canada

phone: 613-562-5800 ext 2018
fax: 613-562-5170
email: dbryce "at" uottawa.ca
web: http://www.science.uottawa.ca/~dbryc159/


Cover article in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (July 4/11)

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Cory M. Widdifield, Alex D. Bain, and David L. Bryce, "Definitive Solid-State 185/187Re NMR Spectral Evidence for and Analysis of the Origin of High-Order Quadrupole-Induced Effects for I = 5/2," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13 (2011) 12413-12420. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c1cp20572b


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s is the tenth cover article featuring results obtained using 900resources of the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids. See our cover gallery and the complete list of research publications enabled by the Facility here (complete list).



CSC 2011 awards: Jasmine Viger-Gravel (June 30/11)

Jasmine Viger-Gravel (Bryce lab, University of Ottawa) has won second prize in the Physical, Theoretical, and Computational Division graduate poster competition at the 94th Canadian Chemistry Conference held in Montreal in June 2011, for her poster entitled "Solid-State NMR Analysis of Halogen Bonding Involving Thiocyanates and Selenocyanates" (abstract). Congratulations, Jasmine!


Encyclopedia of Magnetic ResonanceEncyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance: new entries (June 17/11)

D.L. Bryce, C.M. Widdifield, R.P. Chapman and R.J. Attrell, "Chlorine, Bromine, and Iodine Solid-State NMR", Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1214

A.D. Bain "Radiofrequency Pulses: Response of Nuclear Spins", Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm0443.pub2

G.J. Schrobilgen and M. Gerken, "Noble Gas Elements", Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm0346.pub2


PCCP lists 25 most cited Canadian research articles (April 17/11)

Physical Chemisty Chemical Physics has announced that the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) is now one of its co-owner societies. To celebrate this new partnership, PCCP has created a collection of 25 top cited articles from authors based in Canada to showcase some of the great Canadian research published in PCCP. Five articles on this list are from Canadian solid-state NMR research groups, including four papers enabled by the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids.

900C.M. Widdifield and D.L. Bryce, "Crystallographic Structure Refinement with Quadrupolar Nuclei: a Combined Solid-State NMR and GIPAW DFT Example Using MgBr2," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 11 (2009) 7120-7122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b911448n
 
900D.H. Brouwer, S. Alavi and J.A. Ripmeester, "NMR Crystallography of p-tert-Butylcalix[4]arene Host-Guest Complexes Using 1H Complexation-Induced Chemical Shifts," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 10 (2008) 3857-3860. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b805326j
 
900L.A. O'Dell and R.W. Schurko, "Static solid-state 14N NMR and computational studies of nitrogen EFG tensors in some crystalline amino acids," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 11 (2009) 7069-7077. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b906114b
 
S. Cadars, D.H. Brouwer and B.F. Chmelka, "Probing local structures of siliceous zeolite frameworks by solid-state NMR and first-principles calculations of 29Si–O–29Si scalar couplings," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 11 (2009) 1825-1837. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b815361b
 

900M.A.M. Forgeron and R.E. Wasylishen, "Molybdenum magnetic shielding and quadrupolar tensors for a series of molybdate salts: a solid-state 95Mo NMR study," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 10 (2008) 574-581. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b713276j
 


Recognition: David Bryce (Feb 17/11)

David Bryce has been awarded the 2011 Young Researcher of the Year Award presented by the University of Ottawa. The Young Researcher of the Year Awards are presented annually to two University of Ottawa faculty members who have made exceptional contributions to research and training students. Each award is accompanied by a $10,000 research grant.

From the citation: "David Bryce is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry. He received the award in the pure and applied science category for his contributions in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance. He has already established himself as a leader on the international scene within his field. His research focuses on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, specifically, solid-state NMR and quantum mechanical calculations of NMR parameters."

Read the announcement at
http://www.media.uottawa.ca/mediaroom/news-details_2239.html


Thesis Defenses (Jan 20/11)

Jasmine Viger-Gravel (University of Ottawa) December 2010
Supervisor: David Bryce
B.Sc. honours thesis: "Solid-state NMR Analysis of Halogen Bonding Involving Thiocyanates and Selenocyanates"

Joseph Weiss
(University of Ottawa) December 2010
Supervisor: David Bryce
M.Sc. thesis: "A Solid-State 11B NMR and Computational Study of Boron Electric Field Gradient and Chemical Shift Tensors in Boronic Acids and Boronic Esters"


Cover article in Angewandte Chemie (Nov 18/10)

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Low concentration and poor sensitivity often hinder or make impossible solid-state 17O NMR in large biomolecular systems. In this cover article in Angewandte Chemie Gang Wu (Queen’s) and co-workers from the University of Ottawa and NRC Canada show that at an ultrahigh magnetic field of 21 T the high quality solid-state 17O NMR spectra can be obtained for large protein–ligand complexes of up to 300 kDa in size. Complementary multinuclear 17O, 27Al, and 13C NMR data obtained in this work have aided in the structural refinement for an ovotransferrin bound Al-oxalate complex.

Jianfeng Zhu, Eric Ye, Victor Terskikh, and Gang Wu, "Solid-State 17O NMR Spectroscopy of Large Protein-Ligand Complexes," Angewandte Chemie International Edition 49 (2010) 8399-8402. (Cover Article) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201002041

Softpedia, November 18, 2010
Molecular Oxygen Studies Targeted by New Tool
(online)

Queen's University News Center, November 17, 2010
Scientists discover new method for studying molecules
(online)

This is an ninth cover article featuring results obtained using resources of the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids. See our cover gallery and the complete list of research publications enabled by the Facility here (complete list).


Cover article in Dalton Transactions (Sept 15/10)

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David Bryce (University of Ottawa) has written a Perspective for Dalton Transactions about recent advancements in 43Ca NMR spectroscopy and its applications in materials science.

David L. Bryce "Calcium Binding Environments Probed by 43Ca NMR Spectroscopy," Dalton Transactions 39 (2010) 8593-8602. (Cover Article). http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c0dt00416b

This Perspective is featured on the cover of the current Dalton Transaction issue (2010, #37), and was recently highlighted by SpectroscopyNow

This is an eighth cover article featuring results obtained using resources of the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids. See our cover gallery and the complete list of research publications enabled by the Facility here (complete list).


Opportunities for studying polymorphs and cement-based materials via Ca-43 solid-state NMR

June 11, 2010, University of Ottawa

Calcium is an important component in diverse materials and biochemicals. However, NMR spectroscopy of the only spin-active calcium isotope, Ca-43, is notoriously challenging due to its low natural abundance (0.14 %), low resonance frequency, and quadrupolar nature. Recently, researchers from the University of Ottawa, the NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences (SIMS-NRC), and Dalhousie University have independently reported advances in studies of inorganic polymorphs and cement-based materials using Ca-43 solid-state NMR spectroscopy.

"In spite of the great complexity of the calcium silicate chemistry involved in the hydration of Portland cement, we have shown that Ca-43 solid-state NMR provides useful new insights into cement chemistry", says Igor Moudrakovski (SIMS-NRC) of his collaboration with the Institute for Research in Construction (SIMS-IRC). Josef Zwanziger (Dalhousie) and his academic and industrial partners have similarly applied Ca-43 NMR in their project on the development, optimization and commercialization of high performance cement based composite materials.

Zwanziger explains, "we are trying to understand the nature of the composite-cement interface, and the mechanisms of toughening and strengthening in concrete composites. Calcium NMR is one of the many tools which is shedding light on the nature of the interface." At the University of Ottawa, David Bryce and his research group have demonstrated the utility of calcium NMR in understanding polymorphism in solids. This work has implications for understanding biomaterials as well as inorganic materials.

Because Ca-43 NMR in solid state requires a very strong magnetic field for sensitivity reasons, all these experiments were carried out at the National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids, a national user facility managed by the University of Ottawa and housed on NRC's Ottawa campus, which houses Canada's only 21.1 T (900 MHz) NMR spectrometer.

The latest calcium NMR research has been published in PCCP and J. Am. Chem. Soc., and a perspective on the state of the field is now available in Dalton Transactions (Bryce, 2010).

David L. Bryce "Calcium Binding Environments Probed by 43Ca NMR Spectroscopy," Dalton Transactions (2010) online. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c0dt00416b

Igor Moudrakovski, Rouhollah Alizadeh, James J. Beaudoin, "Natural abundance high field 43Ca solid state NMR in cement science," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 12 (2010) 6961-6969. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c000353k

David L. Bryce, Elijah B. Bultz, and Dominic Aebi, "Calcium-43 Chemical Shift Tensors as Probes of Calcium Binding Environments. Insight into the Structure of the Vaterite CaCO3 Polymorph by 43Ca Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy," Journal of the American Chemical Society 130 (2008) 9282–9292. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja8017253


Student Recognition (May 25/10)

Fred Perras (Bryce Group, University of Ottawa) has been awarded the CSC prize for his poster entitled "Exploring the Validity of Common Assumptions Made in the Characterization of J Coupling Tensor Anisotropies" which was presented at the Ottawa-Carleton Chemistry Institute Day on May 28, 2010.

Rob Attrell (Bryce Group, University of Ottawa) has been awarded the 2010 Hypercube Scholar prize for his honours thesis entitled "A Solid-State Halogen NMR and Computational Study of Quadrupolar and Chemical Shift Tensors in Anilinium Halide Salts Exhibiting Halogen Bonding".
About the prize: Hypercube Inc. provides an award to the student whose prospective graduate studies program entails significant molecular modelling. The award consists of a framed certificate and a copy of the HyperChem software package.

Share your students success with the Canadian NMR community (E-mail).


Radio-Canada: interview with David Bryce (May 22/10)

Les Chercheurs

Dans le cadre de notre série sur les Chercheurs, nous recevons cette semaine David Bryce, professeur agrégé au Département de chimie et chercheur au Centre de recherche et d'innovation en catalyse de l'Université d'Ottawa (Radio-Canada).


Thesis Defenses (April 29/10)

Robert Attrell
(University of Ottawa) April 2010
Supervisor: David Bryce
B.Sc. honours thesis: "A Solid-State Halogen NMR and Computational Study of Quadrupolar and Chemical Shift Tensors in Anilinium Halide Salts Exhibiting Halogen Bonding"



NSERC 2010 Grants Competition Results (April 12/10)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has announced results of the 2010 NSERC competition in the Discovery Grants Program (DG), Research Tools and Instruments Grants (RTI) and Scholarship programs. Among grant recipients

David Bryce's (University of Ottawa) NSERC Discovery Grant has been renewed at $61000 per year for 5 years.

The National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids has received NSERC RTI funding for a cryogen-free cooler for the 900 MHz NMR spectrometer. Once installed, the sample cooler will provides powerful, stable and reliable cryogen-free cooling down to -80oC to samples in existing MAS and static NMR probes. This successful application to NSERC was a collaborative effort of three of the Facility users, David Bryce (University of Ottawa), Roderick Wasylishen (University of Alberta), and John Ripmeester (Carleton University).

Share your success with the Canadian NMR community (E-mail).


CSC 2010: Solid-State NMR Symposium (updated Jan 28/10)

Dear NMR colleagues,

Gillian Goward and myself are organizing a symposium entitled "Solid-State NMR: Methods and Applications" at the 93rd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Toronto. The symposium is scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday, May 30 and all day Monday, May 31.

I would like to encourage you and your students to consider submitting abstracts for 20-minute talks and/or posters through the following link:

http://www.csc2010.ca/program/submit_abstract.html

The deadline for abstract submissions is February 15.

Confirmed speakers: Alex Bain (McMaster), Andreas Brinkmann (NRC-SIMS), Arno Kentgens (Radboud University, Nijmegen), Gang Wu (Queen's), Gillian Goward (McMaster), John Ripmeester (NRC-SIMS), Josef Zwanziger (Dalhousie), Kristopher Ooms (The King's University College, Edmonton), Marek Pruski (Iowa), Megan Spence (Pittsburgh), Peter MacDonald (Toronto), Robert Schurko (Windsor), Roderick Wasylishen (Alberta), Scott Kroeker (Manitoba), Simon Sharpe (Sick Kids), Timothy Cross (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee), Vladimir Ladizhansky (Guelph)

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you in Toronto!

Dave Bryce (web)

The National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids Annual Workshop will take place on Saturday May 29.


NMR seminar : University of Ottawa, Department of Chemistry

Friday, September 4, 2009, at 11:30 am

University of Ottawa (D’Iorio Hall, room 214)

Prof. Gillian Goward (McMaster) "Ion Dynamics and Transport Phenomena in Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion" (inquire with David Bryce)

web: http://www.chemistry.mcmaster.ca/people/faculty/goward/index.html


PCCP themed issue: Solid-State NMR spectroscopy (August 4/09)

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This high-profile special issue of PCCP guest-edited by Paul Hodgkinson (Durham, UK) and Stephen Wimperis (Glasgow, UK) will be presented to the participants of the upcoming 6th Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR in September 2009 (conference web-site). Among many excellent reviews and research papers highlighting recent trends and progress in the field of solid-state NMR spectroscopy there are four by Canadian researchers, including the front cover article by Gang Wu and colleagues from Queen's.

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, volume 11, issue 32, 2009

Pedro M. Aguiar, Michael J. Katz, Daniel B. Leznoff and Scott Kroeker, "Natural abundance 13C and 15N solid-state NMR analysis of paramagnetic transition-metal cyanide coordination polymers," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 11 (2009) 6925-6934. (Invited Article, Themed Issue) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b907747b

Jianfeng Zhu, Amanda J. Geris and Gang Wu, "Solid-state 17O NMR as a sensitive probe of keto and gem-diol forms of alpha-keto acid derivatives," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 11 (2009) 6972-6980. (Cover Article, Themed Issue) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b906438a

Rebecca P. Chapman and David L. Bryce, "Application of Multinuclear Magnetic Resonance and Gauge-Including Projector-Augmented Wave Calculations to the Study of Solid Group 13 Chlorides," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 11 (2009) 6987-6998. (Invited Article, Themed Issue) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b906627f

Luke A. O'Dell and Robert W. Schurko, "Static solid-state 14N NMR and computational studies of nitrogen EFG tensors in some crystalline amino acids," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 11 (2009) 7069-7077. (Invited Article, Themed Issue) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b906114b


Review in Progress in NMR Spectroscopy (July 31/09)

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Quadrupolar halogens find widespread use i.e. in pharmaceutical formulations. Solid-state NMR provides a direct mean to probe local halogen
environment in these systems. This recent review in Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy by a team from the University of Ottawa summarizes current advancements in the field. The most progress in recent years has been achieved due to broader availability of ultrahigh-field NMR spectrometers, including the one located in Ottawa, at the Canadian National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids (www.nmr900.ca).


Rebecca P. Chapman, Cory M. Widdifield and David L. Bryce, "Solid-State NMR of Quadrupolar Halogen Nuclei," Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 55 (2009) 215–237. (Invited Review) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pnmrs.2009.05.001


Review in Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy (July 20/09)

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Cory Widdifield, Rebecca Chapman, and David Bryce from the University of Ottawa have just published a long-awaited review in Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy on solid-state NMR of quadrupolar halogen nuclei. This review will be of interest not only to material scientists and NMR spectroscopists, but also to students and those just learning about solid-state NMR of half-integer quadrupolar nuclei.


Cory M. Widdifield, Rebecca P. Chapman, and David L. Bryce
, "Chlorine, Bromine, and Iodine Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy," Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy 66 (2009) 195-326. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0066-4103(08)00405-5
EFGShield 2.3 is available for download (May 6/09)

If you use Gaussian to help interpret your solid-state NMR Sam Adiga, Dom Aebi and David Bryce (University of Ottawa) have written a computer program called “EFGShield” which parses and summarizes Gaussian output files containing shielding and EFG data. The program provides results which are directly comparable to data extracted through simulations of experimental spectra using programs such as WSOLIDS (e.g., quadrupolar coupling constants, Euler angles, etc.).

S. Adiga, D. Aebi, and D.L. Bryce, "EFGShield: A Program for Parsing and
Summarizing the Results of Electric Field Gradient and Nuclear Magnetic Shielding Tensor Calculations," Can. J. Chem. 85 (2007) 496-505 (link).

Updated Version 2.3 includes:


1. Built-in quadrupole moments have been updated to reflect Pyykkö's most recent recommendations


2. The program can now handle files containing up to 900 atoms.

3. Several equivalent sets of Euler angles are outputted rather than just one representative set.

4. Minor bug fix for Euler angles in highsymmetry environments.

If you are interested, you can download the program here

http://www.catalysis.uottawa.ca/EFGShield-download.php


Please contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Dave Bryce

http://www.science.uottawa.ca/~dbryc159/


NSERC 2009 Grants Competition Results (April 9/09)

Our sincere congratulations to all the winners of the 2009 NSERC competitions in the Discovery Grants Program (DG), Research Tools and Instruments Grants (RTI), the Major Resources Support Program (MRS) and Scholarship programs.

David Bryce (University of Ottawa) received NSERC RTI funding for laboratory equipment (glovebox).

Becky Chapman (University of Ottawa) has been awarded a NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship. She joins Cory Widdifield as the second member of Dave Bryce's group to receive this prestigious scholarship.

Share your success with the Canadian NMR community (E-mail).


Recognition: David Bryce (March 24/09)

David Bryce David Bryce (University of Ottawa) has been promoted with tenure to the rank of Associate Professor. Join us in congratulating Dave with this well deserved promotion!

New NMR instrument at uOttawa (Jan 27/09)

Last week our colleagues from the University of Ottawa took delivery of a Bruker AVANCE III 400 NMR spectrometer for solids (photos), to complement the Bruker AVANCE III 200 NMR spectrometer installed there in September 2008. This major hardware acquisition has been made possible thanks to the CFI Leaders Opportunity Fund award to Prof. David Bryce (Chemistry). Congratulations, Dave !

In total there are now seven NMR instruments at the uOttawa campus (8, including the Bruker AVANCE II 900 at the National NMR Facility for Solids), to keep Glenn and Cheryl very busy for a long time to come.

web (NMR Facility): http://www.science.uottawa.ca/nmr/


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