New Access to Free NMR Software for Students and Educators

ACD/NMR Processor Academic Edition is available to download free from www.acdlabs.com

Toronto, Canada (March 30, 2010)—Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) is now offering its industry standard processing software for 1D and 2D NMR, free of charge to students and educators. ACD/NMR Processor Academic Edition can be downloaded immediately from the ACD/Labs website.

ACD/NMR Processor first made its name as a vendor-neutral processing and analysis platform that could truly integrate NMR spectra with chemical structures. With over a decade of continuous improvement, a host of incredibly useful features to help students, chemists, and spectroscopists have been introduced to help them get the most out of their NMR data; automatic extraction of multiplet patterns and coupling constants, assignment of multiplets to atoms in a chemical structure, robust and sophisticated macro capabilities, and powerful reporting tools to name a few. ACD/NMR Processor is widely used for offline NMR processing in academic and commercial organizations around the globe.

In the academic environment, NMR processing software is a means of increasing the resources available to both students and educators. Valuable instrument time can be stretched by eliminating the need to tie up instrument computers for data processing, and the key concepts in NMR experimentation can be simulated and taught using software only, when instruments are simply not available.

ACD/NMR Processor Academic Edition allows users to import all major NMR formats to access, process, and analyze their NMR data away from the instrument room, and can then be used to generate a variety of reports suitable for lab reports, theses, and publications. Whether the end-user is new to NMR or a seasoned expert, ACD/NMR Processor Academic Edition provides capabilities to meet all users’ expectations.

ACD/NMR Processor Academic Edition includes all of the capabilities and features available in the current commercial version; it also includes ACD/ChemSketch Freeware. It is available exclusively to employees and students of an academic institution dedicating the use of the software to non-commercial efforts.

“Many major organizations around the world have adopted ACD/Labs tools as their standard for NMR data handling. Exposing students to these tools early will give them a head start when entering the workforce,” said Ryan Sasaki, NMR Product Marketing Manager for ACD/Labs. “I have seen first-hand the evolution of open-access and walk up NMR labs throughout academic institutions around the world, and over the years we have observed the value that the software provides in these environments. Whether you are an advanced user who specializes in polymer chemistry or metabonomics, or are simply a new user of NMR who wants a tool that provides the ability to re-plot spectra and create data elements for your lab reports, I am confident you will find the software incredibly useful.”

Educators, employees of academic institutions, and current students can visit www.acdlabs.com/nmrproc to download ACD/NMR Processor Academic Edition.