Archive for March 27, 2013

On the way down to 4K

Testing EPR at liquid Helium level temperatures.

Elena Kurenkova has got a certificate

Elena Kurenkova has attended the course in the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University and got the certificate.



This week three groups of students from St. Petersburg State University, Pushkin Leningrad State University and University of Nizhni Novgorod interested in modern spectroscopic methods visited our Centre.

Setting up the EPR

IMG_2082 The power supply of the EPR spectrometer Elexsys E580 is back from warranty repair.
Start-up operations for the commissioning of the magnet, helium temperatures and ENDOR/TRIPLE techniques in CW-mode will continue until the end of March.

Anastasia Kultaeva has got a Bruker certificate

Anastasia Kultaeva has completed the course devoted to the FT-EPR and Elexsys instruments in Bruker Biospin and got the certificate.

Internal seminar 14.03

Vladimir Gindin presented a talk about NMR investigations of intramolecular H-bonds and keto-enol tautomerism.

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Testing the probehead for diffusion measurements.


For the first time our Centre was acknowledged in an article

Andreii S. Kritchenkov, Konstantin V. Luzyanin, Nadezhda A. Bokach, Maxim L. Kuznetsov, Vladislav V. Gurzhiy, Vadim Yu. Kukushkin

“Selective Nucleophilic Oxygenation of Palladium-Bound Isocyanide Ligands: Route to Imine Complexes That Serve as Efficient Catalysts for Copper-/Phosphine-Free Sonogashira Reactions”

Organometallics 2013, accepted.


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Small Animal Monitoring Unit

The first run of the Small Animal Monitoring Unit with live mouse in it (outside of the magnet yet, however) went well.


No mice were hurt in the process.

Statistics 02.2013

During the February we had measured 749 proton, 129 carbon and 11 phosphorus spectra.