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NMR Processor Now Free for Academic Use!

I am delighted to announce ACD/NMR Processor Academic Edition!

(Author's Note: This software program was discontinued in February 2016. ACD/Labs is now offering a free 30-day trial of it's replacement, ACD/Spectrus Processor, from their web store here:

We don't plan on making a ton of noise about this through our official website until next week some time, so subscribers to this blog and my friends in the blogosphere, you are the first to know, and please feel free to spread the word.

What is it? (If you are a subscriber to this blog, I hope you already know, but just in case)

This is a version of the software that is identical to the commercial version at the present time (with the exception that it includes freeware ChemSketch, instead of commercial ChemSketch). You can import 1D and 2D NMR data from all different formats, process them, perform multiplet analysis, create multiplet reports in patent and journal formats, automate procedures, create PDF reports, etc., etc., etc.

Over the last decade and more, this software has had a MAJOR impact on both academic and industrial environments. It has been an ideal fit since most organizations have made the transition to walk-up and open access laboratories. As an offline desktop processing package, you can install it on your laptops or desktop computers so that you can access, view, and process your lab reports, publications, or thesis from anywhere.

In this time we have also implemented some pretty sophisticated and cool things in the software for people who like to do more than just view, process, and report.

  • You can draw and attach (from ChemSketch), or drag and drop , or copy and paste chemical structures from other drawing packages and documents onto spectra and assign multiplets and 2D peaks to atoms and to define correlations in the structure.
  • The software has long included a multiplet analysis algorithm that has improved immensely over time. This allows you to automatically extract multiplet patterns and measure coupling constants. This is especially useful since a formatted multiplet report in journal format is then one click away
  • You can do peak deconvolution
  • If you do metabonomics, you would probably be interested in checking out our intelligent bucketing routine
  • A quantitation tool. Learn more here
  • Covariance, Indirect Covariance, and Unsymmetrical Indirect Covariance. Go here and type in covariance in the search box. You'll find everything you need to know and more.

I could go on and on about all the things that this software can do.The best thing I can suggest is that you go and try it for yourself!

While doing that, please also visit, and subscribe to the new NMR Processor Blog

This blog will be run by my friends Joe and Andy, who will be updating with tips and tricks about the software (There's already a movie on Shortcut mode up there). Please contribute and comment as the more that happens the more the community benefits and the more the product can improve. 

Anyway, I have been wanting to do something like this for a long time, and am thrilled that the moment has finally arrived!