The most powerful, high-resolution nuclear magnet resonance (NMR) spectrometer ever constructed has just been delivered to The Scripps Research Institute. According to Peter Wright, Chairman, Department of Molecular Biology, the new NMR, referred to by the frequency at which it operates, 900 mega-hertz (MHz), will become the centrepiece of one of the world's largest and most capable collections of NMR instruments. The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has more than 13 instruments at or above 500 MHz. Wright's enthusiasm is obvious as he comments, "It's fantastic. The capabilities of this instrument take us to a new level. It's a very big deal to have the first major instrument of this type. It reinforces our position at the leading edge of molecular and structural biology."

NMR spectroscopy is a diagnostic tool aiding in the determination of chemical structures of both simple and highly complex molecules. Development of NMR began in the...

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