“At a time when macromolecules were being seen to dominate the NMR spectroscopic field, three leading industrial practitioners formulated and organized the first meeting to highlight the high quality work that they and others felt was being neglected.” That’s the description the SMASH NMR Conference gives on its website.
SMASH 2015 – the Small Molecule NMR Conference being held September 20-23, 2015, in Baveno, Italy – highlights the current cutting-edge work conducted on small molecules in all scientific sectors (i.e. industry, academia, etc). It is focused on NMR applications and other analytical technologies, used for small molecule research. The location of the conference alternates between venues in the United States (even years) and venues in Europe (odd years). The small size of this meeting provides an excellent networking opportunity for students and professionals while attracting leading spectroscopists in this field. This Small Molecule NMR meeting brings together cutting-edge science from Academia and Industry in one international meeting.
This Conference is a forum for discussion of the development and application of NMR spectroscopy to small molecules and the show representatives hope that SMASH will help further the knowledge and understanding of the science of small molecules as exemplified through NMR spectroscopy, as well as highlight the diversity of application across multiple areas of applications of NMR spectroscopy of small molecules.
NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) spectroscopy is a crucial technique for extracting useful chemical information. The applications of NMR are vast, from elucidating the structure of a newly synthesized compound to reaction monitoring to verification studies in manufacturing QA/QC laboratories.
One application we recently wrote about is the quick quantification of ethylene oxide (EO) content in polyols. NMR spectroscopy is an inherently quantitative technique, and due to the abundance of protons in the repeating structures of polyols, combined with the dispersion of signals, proton NMR spectroscopy is ideally suited for rapid characterization of EO content. (Read the article Can Benchtop NMR Determine EO Content in Polyols?)
If you are going to SMASH, we invite you to stop by our booth, meet with our experts and experience the convenience of high-resolution, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy with a compact NMR spectrometer. (You can also taste some refreshing Italian ice cream while you’re at our booth!) And if you have the luxury of staying in the area a few extra days, I recommend relaxing at Lake Maggiore, where the promenade boasts splendid views of the Isole Borromee, with a majestic backdrop of mountains reflected in the blue water of the lake. The Sporting Restaurant also has a relaxing atmosphere with an amazing lake view, as well as offers delicious food and fine wines.
You can register here to schedule ahead a meeting on-site with one of our experts. We hope to see you there, but if you can’t make the conference, comment below and let us know about your small molecule applications and challenges.
SMASH 2015 – the Small Molecule NMR Conference
September 20th – 23rd, 2015,