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7 Greenhouse Road Kingston, RI 02881 – Office: 401.874.2761 Fax: 401.874.2181

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The University of Rhode Island Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Characterization Facility

Located in Room 315 on Level 3 of the Pharmacy building


The Molecular Characterization Facility contains two NMR spectrometers that support research and teaching across the College of Pharmacy, URI, and all of Rhode Island. The facility welcomes inquires from academia and industry to use the spectrometers.

Information on the rates for using the equipment in the facility can be found here.



Varian 500 MHz NMR spectrometer
The Varian instrument is a 500 MHz three-channel VNMRS NMR spectrometer with a 5mm, room temperature, OneNMR  probe.  The broadband channel is tunable from 15N to 31P under full automation. One and two-dimensional NMR experiments are routinely acquired on this spectrometer. This instrument primarily supports marine and plant natural product chemistry, and biophysical chemistry research.

Funding to purchase the instrument was provided through a NFS EPSCoR grant. Information about the URI EPSCoR grant can be found here.  Please include the following language in any type of publication, poster, or podium presentation from your research group that uses NMR data collected on the Varian 500 MHz NMR instrument.

“This material is based upon work conducted at a research facility at the University of Rhode Island supported in part by the National Science Foundation EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement #EPS-1004057.” 

Bruker 300 MHz NMR spectrometer
The Bruker instrument is a 300 MHz two-channel Avance III nanobay NMR spectrometer with a 24-position sample changer, and a 5 mm room temperature SmartProbe. The broadband channel is tunable from 15N to 19F under full automation. One-and two-dimensional NMR experiments can also be acquired under full automation. This instrument primarily supports medicinal and synthetic chemistry research, and teaching.







Molecular Characterization Facility


Research Assistant Professor

Office: 323 Lab: 321

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