UK Catalysis Hub Workshop – NMR spectroscopy in Catalysis

When: 27 June 2023, 10:30 – 18:00 BST
Where: Department of Chemistry, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

NMR spectroscopy has played pivotal role in catalytic research – both in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. The power of the technique comes from its ability to identify and quantify transient catalytic intermediates, the measurement of kinetics, the leverage of different isotopes/nuclear spin states, the determination of catalyst structure and the identification of deactivation processes. All combine to give unparalleled insight into the mechanisms of catalytic processes. In this 3/4 day workshop organised by the UK Catalysis Hub, we will bring together experts in the use of NMR spectroscopy to interrogate catalytic systems, both homogeneous and heterogeneous, alongside key manufacturers of NMR spectrometers and related equipment, all to discuss the latest developments in the use of NMR spectroscopy in catalytic research.

Speakers include:

Margherita Bazzoni (Nantes)
Frédéric Blanc (Liverpool)
Craig Butts (Bristol)
Meghan Halse (York)
Ulrich Hintermair (Bath)
Guy Lloyd Jones (Edinburgh)

Oxford Instruments plc

The meeting will take place in the Department of Chemistry at the University of York. It will start late morning to allow for delegates to travel, and finish late afternoon/early evening. The event is free to attend (a buffet lunch will be provided) but registration is required. Registration deadline 9 June 2023.


CHAIR: Simon Duckett (York)

11:00 – 11:05 Welcome (Andrew Weller)

11:05 – 11:25 Bruker – Applications and Highlights in Reaction Monitoring and FlowNMR Spectroscopy

11:25 – 11:45 Oxford instruments Plc – Broadband Benchtop NMR Spectroscopy

11:45 – 12:05 Magritek – New benchmark for Benchtop NMRs: Ultra-high resolution Spinsolve systems from Magritek

12:05 – 12:25 TalaveraScience

12:25 – 12:45 JEOL – JEOL NMR for Catalysis Research and Applications

12:45 – 13:45 LUNCH

CHAIR: Andy Weller (York)

13.50 – 13:55 Introduction and Welcome Andy Weller (York)

13:55 – 14:35 Ulrich Hintermair (Bath) – Lights, Camera, Action! Watching catalytic reactions with multi-nuclear high resolution FlowNMR spectroscopic techniques

14:35 – 15:15 FrĂ©dĂ©ric Blanc (Liverpool) – Heterogeneous Catalysts Caught in the Act by (Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation) Magic Angle Spinning NMR

15:15 – 15:55 Margherita Bazzoni (Nantes) – Ultrafast 2D experiments as tool for the monitoring of organic reactions by high-field flow NMR

15:55 – 16:25 BREAK

CHAIR: Marina Carravetta (Southampton)

16:25 – 17:05 Craig Butts (Bristol – Machines Learning NMR Better than Quantum Mechanics…. Really? Nah…..

17:05 – 17:45 Meghan Halse (York) – Process monitoring using parahydrogen-enhanced benchtop NMR spectroscopy

17:45 – 18:25 Guy Lloyd Jones (Edinburgh) – Adventures in Plumbing, Heating, and Lighting

18:25 Closing remarks: Ulrich Hintermair (Bath) 

This event has been kindly sponsored by Bruker, JEOL, Magritek, Oxford Instruments plc and TalaveraScience.

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