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The 30,000 square foot laboratory building housing the International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine (I²NM²) at the University of Missouri-Columbia has recently been completed. The building houses several large synthetic and analytical chemistry laboratories, which include 24 chemical fume hoods, an isolated high-pressure chemical autoclave reaction laboratory, and a laboratory equipped with explosion proof fixtures. The Institute also houses a new Mass Spectrometry facility for Synthetic Chemistry Laboratory (MSSCL) and a nuclear magnetic resonance laboratory (NMR). Future expansion within the building will provide additional synthetic and biochemical laboratory space.

In addition to institute owned facilities and instrumentation, the center will have access to several university instrumentation core facilities. These include additional NMR instrumentation, including 600 MHz and 800 MHz NMR spectrometers, an x-ray diffraction facility, an electron microscopy facility with SEM, TEM and atomic force microscopy and mass spectroscopy center.


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) (More Info)
The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratory operates two Bruker AVANCE NMR spectrometers at 500 MHz and 400 MHz. These spectrometers are available 24 hours per day for use by all I²NM² researchers.

Mass Spectrometry

Mass Spectrometry (More Info)
The Institute's Mass Spectrometry for Synthetic Materials Laboratory (MSSML) houses one of the most extensively-equipped mass spectrometry laboratories in academia. Recently, we installed a new 7 Tesla Bruker APEX-Ultra FTICR mass spectrometer equipped for ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry and MALDI mass spectroscopy molecular imaging experiments.


Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) (More Info)
The Asylum Research MFP-3D-Bio atomic force microscope (AFM) is a high end scanning probe microscope that is integrated with an inverted optical microscope.


Laboratories (More Info)
The 30,000 square foot Institute building houses many state-of-the-art laboratories for synthetic and analytical chemistry, as well as laboratories for tissue culture and biological sciences.


X-ray (More Info)
The X-ray facility at the Institute maintains one of the newest Bruker-AXS platform single-crystal diffractometer, the X8 Prospector Ultra with Iµs.

Neuron Beam

Neutron Beam
The University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) is the most powerful university-based research reactor in the world. The Institute's BNCT program is being conducted with a dedicated neutron source at MURR.

Biomolecular Imaging Center

Biomolecular Imaging Center
The VA Biomolecular Imaging Center (BIC) located at the Harry S. Truman Memorial VA Hospital offers VA, and affiliated MU researchers, state of the art molecular and anatomic in vivo imaging capabilities.

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