NMR Centre

NMR Centre

The Center for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), as an independent unit of the Ruđer Bošković Institute, is the only academic NMR facility in Croatia conducting high resolution NMR measurements of liquid samples. Service and expertise in the field of NMR spectroscopy are offered to the academic community, government institutions and industry.

Dražen Vikić-Topić

Head

Ph. D. Dražen Vikić-Topić

+385 1 456 0961
Fax: +385 1 468 00 85
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The Center for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), the only academic NMR facility in Croatia conducting high resolution NMR measurements of liquid samples, was established in November 2003 as an independent unit of the Ruđer Bošković Institute. The Center conducts scientific research and provides services for the scientists and researchers from the Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI) and the Universities of Zagreb, Rijeka, Split and Osijek. The Center also provides educational and professional support to researchers from government institutions and the pharmaceutical industry.

Research at the Center for NMR includes various topics in organic, inorganic, bioorganic and pharmaceutical chemistry. Theoretical calculations of molecular structures and NMR spectral parameters are performed in order to support the experimental measurements. Some of the investigations are focused on natural compounds and photochemistry products. Another activity in the Glass Group is mainly focused on structure-electrical property studies of vitreous and crystalline materials. Closely related is an investigation of the correlation between the microstructure and electrical conductivity of ceramics and various types of glasses.

The scientists from the Centre participate in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate studies at Universities of Zagreb, Split, Rijeka and Osijek. Active collaborations are maintained with research groups from the USA, Turkey, Austria, Slovenia, Macedonia, Brazil, Russia, and the Czech Republic.

The basic equipment of the Centre consists of Bruker Avance 300 and 600 MHz NMR spectrometers. One older instrument, Varian Gemini 300 MHz NMR spectrometer is lent to the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry of the University of Zagreb.

The Glass Laboratory deals with preparation and characterization of glasses, ceramics and bioactive materials. Staff of Laboratory  are engaged in research of mutal dependence between the composition-structure-electrical properties of materials. Special research interest is the chemical and thermal stability of iron phosphate glasses as a potencial candidate for the storage of special nuclear waste. Part of the research is related to the mechanism of crystallization of amorphous systems (phosphate, silicate, bioactive glasses), determination  of phase occurred, changes in the structure, particle size and volume fraction of crystal phases and their influence on the electrical conductivity and dielectrical permittivity. Part of the research is focused on the study of surface activity of bioactive materials using the method of electrical polarization

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The Laboratory conducts scientific research and performs service for scientists and researchers from the academic community and industry in the Republic of Croatia.

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Paško Konjevoda
Ph.D.

Research associate
+385 1 468 0193

Bono Lučić
dr. sc.

higher research associate
+385 1 457 1356

Željko Marinić
mr. sc.

operater on NMR spectrometers
+385 1 468 0085

Andrea Moguš-Milanković
Prof. dr. sc.

Senior Scientist
+385 1 456 1149
Glass Laboratory

Luka Pavić
B. Sc.

Assistent / Ph.D. Student
Glass Laboratory

Dejan Plavšić
Ph.D.

senior scientist
+385 1 457 1338

Sunčica Roca

assistant
+385 1 457 1224

Kristina Sklepić
B.Sc.

Assistent / Ph.D. Student
Glass Laboratory

Vilko Smrečki
Ph.D.

senior research associate
+385 1 456 0944

Ana Šantić
Dr. sc.

Research Associate
+385 1 457 1272
Glass Laboratory

Nikola Štambuk
Ph. D.

Senior Scientist
+385 1 468 0193

Dražen Vikić-Topić
Ph. D.

senior scientist
+385 1 456 0961

Marijana Vinković
dr. sc.

research associate
+385 1 457 1224
Acquisition and interpretation of NMR spectra

Acquisition and interpretation of NMR spectra

NMR Centre offers services of NMR spectra acquisition and interpretation. Two instruments are available: Bruker AV600 and AV300 with 14 T and 7 T magnets, respectively. Service is limited to liquid samples in the temperature range of 223 - 373 K.

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