ISIS Deuteration Facility

The ISIS Deuteration Facility (formerly the Oxford Isotope facility) is able to produce deuterated samples for neutron experiments.

Requests for deuterated samples must be made through the ISIS Proposal System when applying for beamtime, but enquiries are encouraged and should be made to ISISDeuterationFacility@stfc.ac.uk to discuss potential requirements.

The lab staff have a wide range of chemical expertise, and the laboratory itself is well equipped with synthetic and analytical equipment.

The ISIS Deuteration Facility Laboratory.

The ISIS Deuteration Facility Laboratory.
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Facility Staff Members

Dr Peixun Li & Dr Chu Chuan Dong have many years expertise in synthesising (per)deuterated long-chain molecules up to C20 (including odd-numbered chains), covering fatty acids, alcohols, bromoalkanes, alkyl trichlorosilanes and other related species. In addition, they have considerable experience in the synthesis of (per)deuterated ionic and non-ionic surfactants, such as sodium dodecyl sulfate.

Dr Sarah Youngs has a wide experience or organic synthetic chemistry, including carbohydrate and phosphorous chemistry, and has expertise in the incorporation of (per)deuterated motifs into ionic liquids and custom small molecule synthesis.

Dr James Tellam has worked in several diverse areas of organic chemistry and has experience in a wide range of synthetic techniques and methodology development including enantioselectivity, rearrangement protocols and heterocycle synthesis.

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