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University of Notre Dame invests in NMR processor

Chemistry students at the University of Notre Dame have access to ACD/2D NMR Processor -post-acquisition processing software that helps speed up routine tasks involved in NMR analysis, and also gives students exposure to the types of tools they will encounter in industry in the future.

ACD/2D NMR Processor helps to alleviate some of the legwork of NMR analysis, by providing them with convenient desktop access to their NMR data in the comfort of their own lab or office.  ACD/2D NMR Processor includes many useful features such as vendor neutral file import of 1D and 2D NMR data files, multiplet analysis, and reporting tools that can help them quickly prepare reports and experimental sections for laboratory assignments and theses. 

In 2006, Notre Dame took advantage of a program offered by Advanced Chemistry Development, (ACD/Labs) and implemented a site-wide license of ACD/2D NMR Processor for a one year trial. The license allowed anyone on the campus to use the software away from the instrument, on any computer that had access to the school’s network.   

In addition to increasing available instrument time to both students and staff, the license made available to the students software that they otherwise would not have had access to in an academic environment. Learning and using the software during their academic years will prove to be an advantage after graduation.

‘2D/NMR processor is the type of software that students will end up using when they leave school for the real world, so it’s very beneficial to them to have access to it now,’ said Dr Jaroslav Zajicek, director of the Lizzadro Resonance Magnetic Research Center at Notre Dame.  ‘Our students use the program for all spectra preparation from simple printouts for their own use, to publication and lecture quality NMR spectra presentations.’

After the year-long trial, Notre Dame decided to install ACD/2D NMR Processor permanently with flexible license options that still allow users on the university’s network access from anywhere, as well as installations on offline computers in offices and homes. 


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