The National Science Foundation has awarded the UST Chemistry Department $246,000 for their proposal “MRI-R2: Acquisition of a 400 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer”. The project, led by principle investigator Tom Ippoliti with co-PIs Bart Dahl, Tom Marsh, and Bill Ojala details various investigations centered around the purchase of a new 400 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) instrument. This instrument will have the capability of 2D NMR, multi-nuclear NMR, variable temperature NMR, autosampling, off-site control and gradient shimming, and will enhance research programs in the areas of chemical synthesis and structural characterization of organic, inorganic and biomolecules. The instrument will replace a 300 MHz NMR that was purchased in 1992 using an NSF-ILI grant that Ippoliti wrote shortly after arriving at St. Thomas. Together with other instrumentation in the department, this instrument makes us very well equipped for chemical characterization that supports the research and teaching efforts of our faculty.