Tutorial Software


  1. Proton NMR Basics.
    1. JCE Software; Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1101 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706-1396; (608)262-5153; e-mail: jcesoft@macc.wisc.edu. Cost $60.

    2. Contact JCE Software for information.

    3. Requires Microsoft Windows 3.1 or latter; 486/33 (Pentium recommended); 8MB RAM; 256 color Super VGA graphics; An 8 bit (22 KHz) soundcard; A double speed or faster CD-ROM.

    4. Review; J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 70, 706-708.

    5. This is a multimedia tutorial for students that includes an introduction to NMR, a tour of an instrument (showing how a sample is analyzed), analysis of several spectra, and a discussion of how NMR is used to analyze complex biomolecules. Appropriate for students in Organic Chemistry.


  2. Introduction to Spectroscopy.
    1. Trinity Software; P.O. Box 960, Campton, NH 03223; (800)352-1282; e-mail: FWCLOUGH1@aol.com; Cost $ 150.

    2. Contact Trinity Software for information.

    3. Runs in DOS and requires 512 KB RAM.

    4. Tutorial program for IR, MS, 1H NMR and 13C NMR. Introduces instrumentation, theory, and spectral interpretation. The program is easy to use and very informative. It provides a basic introduction to the theory and instrumentation for each technique. Then it reviews interpretation with a combination of demonstrations and programmed learning problems. Since this is a DOS program the user interface is a bit clumsy, but it is well designed.


  3. WinTorg.
    1. Dr AJ Blackman, School of Chemistry, University of Tasmania, GPO Box 252-75, Hobart Tasmania, Australia 7001. email: Adrian.Blackman@utas.edu.au; Cost $200 Institutional, $20 student.

    2. Contact Adrian Blackman at Adrian.Blackman@utas.edu.au for information. Torganal Web Page http://www.chem.utas.edu.au/staff/blackman/shareware/torganal.htm

    3. Shareware, DOS and Windows versions available. The Windows version requires Win95 or later or Windows NT.

    4. The program provides physical data, C-13 NMR spectra, H-1 NMR spectra, IR spectra, UV/VIS spectra, MS spectra, chemical tests and derivitives for organic unknowns. The program is appropriate for use with an organic qual scheme or unknown. The interface is clean and easy to use.


  4. Problem Solving in NMR Spectroscopy.
    1. Biosoft; PO Box 10938, Ferguson, MO 63135; (314)524-8029; email: ab47@cityscape.co.uk; Cost $299.

    2. Contact Biosoft at ab47@cityscape.co.uk for information.

    3. Runs in DOS and requires a PC with VGA or EGA graphics and a mouse.

    4. Review; Van Bramer, S.E. Concepts in Magnetic Resonance, 1996, 8, 75.

    5. This program presents proton NMR spectra for 64 unknowns. It includes, zoom, integration and selective proton decoupling routines. The software is well designed and very easy to use. The user selects the spectrometer frequency, number of scans to average and decoupling frequency. If you are looking for a new way to teach NMR interpretation this program is worth careful consideration.


    This page is maintained by
    Scott Van Bramer.
    Department of Chemistry
    Widener University
    Chester, PA 19013
    svanbram@science.widener.edu

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