New paper: 35Cl SSNMR and hydration states in APIs

New paper: 35Cl SSNMR and hydration states in APIs

Check our our new paper on the use of 35Cl SSNMR to characterize hydration states in pharmaceutical ingredients! Work we did with Karthik Nagapudi and Paroma Chakravarty at Genentech!

D.A. Hirsh, S.T. Holmes, P. Chakravarty, A.A. Peach, A.G. DiPasquale, K. Nagapudi,* and Robert W. Schurko,* 2019. In Situ Characterization of Waters of Hydration in a Variable-Hydrate Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient using 35Cl Solid State NMR and X-ray Diffraction. Cryst. Growth Design, In press, Oct. 2019. Invited article to memorial issue for Joel Bernstein. DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b01218


Twitter Account: @SchurkoFSU

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Move to FSU

As of August 2019, I have taken up a position as a Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. I am jointly appointed with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL or MagLab), where my research group has access to some of the best instrumentation and people involved in solid-state NMR research in the world!

My group and I are in the process of settling in, so a complete web site update is underway.

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Congratulations to Dr. Chris O'Keefe!

Congratulations to Dr. Chris O'Keefe!

On Tues. Feb. 16, Chris successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, "Multinuclear Solid-State NMR Investigation of Structure, Dynamics, and Formation of Porous Materials". Prof. Jeffrey Reimer (Berkeley) was his external examiner. Thanks to all of the committee members, and Chris' family and friends for showing up! Thanks also to Prof. Reimer for an excellent seminar on carbon capture!






Andre Simpson visits UWindsor

We were happy to host Prof. Andre Simpson from the University of Toronto on Fri. Feb 12, 2018.

Prof. Simpson presented an excellent seminar entitled: From Structure to Interactions to In vivo NMR: The vast potential of NMR Spectroscopy in Environmental Research

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We celebrated his visit with a very large hamburger!

Andre Simpson Burger copy