Friday, February 26, 2010

52nd Rocky Mountain Conference

Conference registration and hotel registration are now open for the 52nd Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry. The 52nd Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry will take place August 1-5, 2010 at the Snowmass Conference Center in Snowmass, Colorado. Symposia will consist of EPR and Solid-State NMR. With the excellent scientific program and attraction of world renowned Aspen/Snowmass area, we anticipate another year of increased attendance.

You can access details and online registration at . If you have questions, please feel free to contact our office. We look forward to having you join us in Aspen/Snowmass.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Materials Chemistry of Energy Conversion

The Chemistry of Materials Special Issue on the Materials Chemistry of Energy Conversion (volume 22, issue 3, 2010) highlights new directions in materials chemistry relevant to energy conversion. There are several NMR articles in this issue, including the one from Gillian Goward's group (McMaster) and colleagues from Estonia on Li dynamics.

L.J.M. Davis, I. Heinmaa and G.R. Goward, "Study of Lithium Dynamics in Monoclinic Li3Fe2(PO4)3 using 6Li VT and 2D Exchange MAS NMR Spectroscopy," Chem. Mater. 22 (2010) 769–775. (special issue)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Breaking the 1 GHz barrier: Nature

The world-first 1 GHz NMR spectrometer is now online at the European Centre for High Field NMR (CRMN) in Lyon (France). Read the news feature about this milestone in magnetic resonance in the most recent issue of Nature.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Canadian NMR Research" News Bulletin

the Winter 2010 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!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pacifichem 2010: Solid-State NMR

You are invited to participate in a symposium on "Solid-State NMR Methods and Applications in Inorganic Materials" (#228) at Pacifichem 2010, to be held in Hawaii from December 15-20, 2010. This four-session symposium is organized by Scott Kroeker, Jerry C.C. Chan, Sophia Hayes and Kiyonori Takegoshi.

Invited speakers include C. Bonhomme (FR), H. Eckert (GR), A. Goto (JP), G.R. Goward (CA), H.-M. Kao (TW), S.K. Lee (SK), S.-B. Liu (TW), H. Maekawa (JP), M. Murakami (JP), J.A. Reimer (US), J.A. Ripmeester (CA), K. Schmidt-Rohr (US), J.F. Stebbins (US), R.E. Wasylishen (CA)

You may also be interested in two other solid-state NMR symposia on offer at Pacifichem 2010: "NMR Spectroscopy of Polymers: Innovative NMR Strategies for Complex Macromolecular Systems" and "Advances in Solid-State NMR of Biological Molecules".

Abstract submission deadline is April 5, 2010.

For further information, see or contact Scott Kroeker (Scott_Kroeker "at"

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

3rd IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry

Call for Papers Now Open for the 3rd IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry (ICGC2010).

The 3rd IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry (ICGC2010) is being held in Ottawa, Canada, August 15-18, 2010. The Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering Network (CGCEN) and the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) extend a warm invitation to researchers, educators, business representatives and policy experts from around the world to hear and share the latest advances in green chemistry. In keeping with the theme of the conference, “The Road to Greener Industry”, industry researchers and representatives are particularly encouraged to attend.

The Call for Papers opened January 2, 2010 and will close April 8, 2010.

Submit your abstract through Hermes Conference Centre via the ICGC2010 website. Details are available at

Conference Topics

• Benign synthesis (catalysis, solvents, reagents)
• Green chemistry for energy production (hydrogen, fuel cell, greener energy production, fuels from biomass)
• Chemicals from renewables (chemicals from biomass, waste plastics, waste CO2)
• Green engineering (process intensification, energy savings, separations)
• Education in green chemistry and engineering
• Policy (corporate and government)

To learn more about the conference visit the website at

Monday, February 1, 2010

CSC 2010: Solid-State NMR Workshop

The National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids and Bruker Canada are pleased to present the 5th Annual Solid-State NMR Workshop at the 93rd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Toronto (CSC 2010). The workshop will take place on Saturday afternoon, May 29, 2010.

This annual Canadian Solid-state NMR event focuses on the latest developments in solid-state NMR spectroscopy with emphasis on practical aspects and applications in materials and life sciences. The workshop will be of interest not only to NMR spectroscopists, but also to students and other researchers interested in using modern NMR techniques in their research practice.

Confirmed speakers

Alex Bain (McMaster)
Scott Kroeker (Manitoba)
Peter Pallister (Carleton/NRC)
Leigh Spencer (McMaster)
Andre Sutrisno (Western)
Cory Widdifield (Ottawa)

Registration for the NMR Workshop is free but space is limited. To register please forward your name and affiliation to Victor Terskikh

Note that the NMR Workshop registration is separate and independent from the CSC 2010 conference registration.