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New way to characterize cellulose, advance bioproducts
March 23, 2017

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found a new way to define the molecular structure of cellulose, which could lead to cheaper and more efficient ways to make a variety of crucial bioproducts.

NMR a rare, versatile tool
November 28, 2003

Tools and resources are great assets, particularly when funding is tight and you are competing to be among the best in the nation in academic research and technological excellence.One strength Washington State University offers scientific researchers in that effort is ready, affordable access to a rare type of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. And with WSU’s desire to draw research dollars, this NMR technology provides researchers with an added advantage when competing for federal and private grants. “There are many NMR spectrometers around the state,” said NMR Center Director Gregory Helms. “We acquire data on samples in both the liquid and solid state, and we have … » More …