The OPCW Technical Secretariat will hold a course on the enhancement of laboratory skills on chemical weapons-related nuclear magnetic resonance (CW-NMR) at the Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention (VERIFIN) in Helsinki, Finland.
The CW-NMR course is aimed at improving the practical skills needed when using NMR spectroscopy to analyse chemicals related to the Convention. For this reason, participants must have previous experience using NMR. The course will be of benefit to those who regularly use NMR spectroscopy in their work, or who are planning to do so in the near future. Previous participation in any courses organised by VERIFIN will be considered an advantage. Participants will first be introduced to the preparation of samples and the theoretical aspects of NMR. They will then be given demonstrations of NMR techniques, and will pair up to do practical exercises.
The CW-NMR course will consist of the following elements:
- Preparation of samples.
- Theory of NMR.
- Demonstrations of NMR techniques.
- Practical exercises.
- Quality assurance and maintenance of instruments.
- Note by Technical Secretariat: Call for Nominations for Two Courses on the Enhancement of Laboratory Skills at the Finnish Institute of Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention (VERIFIN) Helsinki, Finland 9 – 20 September 2019