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Contract Description:

The University of Sheffield is out to tender on behalf of the Department of Chemistry for a Benchtop Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer.

Scope of Requirement:

The Department of Chemistry has a rich history of excellent research and inspirational teaching.

Research spans chemical biology, light-matter interactions and theory, polymers, materials and nanoscience, and supramolecular chemistry and catalysis. This provides the basis for a substantial and varied portfolio of research grants, collaborations with industry, and research institution partnerships.

Our talented undergraduate and postgraduate students are supported by more than 40 academic staff, plus teaching staff, who are committed to helping our students understand complex chemical theories, and how to apply them in the lab.

The courses our undergraduate students complete are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, so that they can graduate with all the skills they need for a career in science.

NMR is a key analytical technique taught to our Chemistry undergraduates. It therefore enhances our offering to prospective undergraduates in that they will be taught to run the samples themselves, a practice which is becoming more common in UK HEI institutions.

The Benchtop NMR will be used in hands-on laboratory demonstrations and experiments for both instrumental chemical analysis and other chemical applications.

To allow us to consider new and innovative laboratory experiments for our undergraduate teaching labs as well as supporting new avenues of research out of term-time.

With the ubiquity of protons in both organic and inorganic samples, a basic 1D proton NMR is the most common experiment, the major limitation of proton (1H) NMR, particularly at low-field, is the narrow spectral window of resonant frequencies that can result in poor chemical shift dispersion.

To facilitate this, and ensure a competitive edge, the Department of Chemistry proposes to purchase a Benchtop NMR spectrometer (which does not rely on cryogenics), specifically for teaching purposes.

The full technical specification can be found in the tender documentation which will be sent to you once you have expressed your interest.

Tender Process and Documentation:

This is an open exercise. The ITT can be downloaded by registering and expressing your interest on the University`s e-tendering system

If you have any questions or comments in relation to this tender they must be submitted via the In-tend System, this can be accessed at

Completed tenders must be returned through the same e-tendering system.

Closing date for receipt of tenders: Friday 19th February 2021 at 12 noon (UK time).

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