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Resources and Links

Laboratory and instrumentation

Our group is equiped with state-of-the-art instrumentation to perform organic and organometallic synthesis, inert-atmosphere synthesis and catalysis, electrosynthesis and electroanalytical techniques, and flow battery systems. Some instruments are highlighted below:


Department Core Facilities, Institutes, and Centers

IMSERC (Integrated Molecular Structure Education and Research Center) for NMR spectroscopy, Mass spectrometry, X-ray crystallography, and other state-of-the-art instrumentation

ISEN (Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern)

CCSS (Center for Catalysis and Surface Science)

REACT (Reactor Engineering and Catalyst Testing) facility

CLP (Chemistry for Life Processes Institute)

IIN (International Institute for Nanotechnology)

LEAP (Center for Light Energy Activated Processes)

NU-HTA (Northwestern High Throughput Analysis laboratory)

PCE (Proteomics Center of Excellence)

NU-LED (NU Laser and electronics design)

Machine shop, and more

SAFETY (safety in the laboratory, chemical hygiene, waste, incident reporting, etc.)

Responsible conduct of research

Other safety resources

Chemistry Links

American Chemical Society (ACS)

The Electrochemical Society (ECS)

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

ACS Division of Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry journals



Chemical Data

Bordwell pKa table


Solvents (properties, green solvents and chromatography

Electrophile/nucleophile reactivity (Mayr, poster 2016, poster 2020organocatalyst and organometallics)

Protecting groups


Pharmaceutical drugs


Techniques in synthetic chemistry and electrosynthesis


CV beginner's guide

Electro-organic synthesis beginner's guide

Schlenck line

Organic reactions

Science of Synthesis (SOS)

Organic Chemistry Portal (OCP)

Named reactions (Taber, SynArchive, ReactionFlash App)

Total synthesis (Trauner, Docherty and TaberSynArchive, Natural products)

NMR Spectroscopy

1H NMR shifts, 13C NMR shifts, J(H-H), J(C–C) and J(C–H)

Multinuclear (19F NMR shifts and coupling constants, 31P NMR shits and coupling constants, 11B NMR shifts)

NMR Database


Trace impurities in NMR

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