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Kennedy, P.E, Francis, N., Rovnyak, D., Kastner, M.E., "Redetermination of cis-diaquadiglycolatozinc(II)", Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online E64, 1635 (2008). Online
D. Rovnyak, Kennedy, P.E, "Application of shaped adiabatic pulses to MQMAS spectrsoscopy of Spin 3/2 nuclei", Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 196, 191-199 (2009). DOI
Christine M. Hebling, Laura E. Thompson, Kyle W. Eckenroad, Gregory A. Manley, Roderick A. Fry, Karl T. Mueller, Timothy G. Strein, David Rovnyak, "Sodium Cholate Aggregation and Chiral Recognition of the Probe Molecule (R,S) 1,1’-binaphthyl-2,2’ diylhydrogenphosphate (BNDHP) Observed by 1H and 31P NMR Spectroscopy", Langmuir, 24, 13866-13874 (2008). Abstract
D. Rovnyak,"Tutorial on analytic theory for cross polarization in solid state NMR", Concepts Magn. Reson. Part A, 32, 254-276 (2008).
D. Rovnyak, R. Stockland Jr., Eds,"Modern NMR Spectroscopy in Education", American Chemical Society Symposium Seres No. 969, Oxford University Press (2007). (on Amazon)
What is NMR? We thought you would never ask. This is what we came up with:
"Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is a crucial technique for non-invasively determining the shapes and structures of molecules and their interactions. NMR succeeds in discovering the structural characteristics of molecules by taking advantage of nuclei containing a magnetic property termed ‘spin’. NMR utilizes a strong magnetic field in order to manipulate the magnetic moments of the nuclei, thus revealing connections between atoms to establish a structure."
Group: Riju Gupta, Melissa Palmer, Kendall Sandy*, Claire Ouimet*, Adam Meier*, David Rovnyak
We are a biophysical research group specializing in the application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to biological problems. We are active in the following areas:
1. We perform fundamental studies with solid state zinc NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography in collaboration with the Kastner lab. Zinc-67 is one of the most difficult of all NMR nuclei to study! See also (4).
2. We collaborate with the Strein lab to understand the chirally selective solvation of binaphthyl compounds by bile salt micelles. This project includes fundamental studies to gain deeper insight into micelle formation by bile salts.
3. We develop and disseminate laboratory and course experiences that effectively introduce undergraduate students to NMR. See our NMR Education Link for more info and dowloads.
4. We are investigating the use of alternative data sampling and processing to accelerate and enhance the acquisition of multi-dimensional NMR data.