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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility

Department of Chemistry

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The NMR Facility is managed and directed by Alexander Goroncy, who is happy to help with questions concerning NMR training, operation, software, maintenance, scheduling, and applications, for internal and external users. We would like to encourage the use of these instruments as much as possible and are happy to collaborate. This NMR Facility has capabilities for solution-state, solid-state, rheo, diffusion, and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).


Dr. Alexander Goroncy
NMR Facility Manager
Department of Chemistry
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071-2000
(307) 766-2093 (office; PS 303)
(307) 766-6364 (lab; PS 13)
(307) 766-2807 (Fax)
Some selected recent publications:

Zegarra-Urquia, C.L.; Santiago, J..; Bumgardner, J.D.; Goroncy, A.K.; Vega-Baudrit, J.; Hernández-Escobar, C.A; Zaragoza-Contreras, E.A. (2022). Characterization of Isoniazid incorporation into chitosan-poly(asparticacid) nanoparticles. International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials (accepted for publication)

Rehmeier, K.; Smith, A.; Alvarado, V.; Goroncy, A.; Lehmann, T. (2022). Probing ethane phase changes in bead pack via high-field NMR. Chemical Engineering Science 261, 117969.

Zaixing, H.; Liu, F.-J..; Tang, M.; Gao, Y.; Bagley, D. M.; He, X.; Goroncy, A, Fan, M. (2022) Removal of ions from produced water using Powder River Basin Coal. International Journal of Coal Science & Technology 9,1.

Ogunsakin, O.R.; Holberg, S.; Wang, X.; Goroncy, A.: Adams, J.; Johnson, P.A. (2022Acid demineralization effect on the sonication-assisted solvent extraction of vitrinite coal of the Powder River Basin. Fuel 308, 121989.

Covington, K.L.; Goroncy, A.K.; Lehmann, T.E.; Kou, Z.; Wang, H.; Alvarado, V. (2021). Analysis of ZTE MRI Application to Sandstone and Carbonate. AIChe Journal 67, e17074.

Harjes, E.; Jameson, G.B.; Yi-Hsuan, T.; Burr, N, Loo, T.S.; Goroncy, A.K.; Edwards, P. J. B.; Harjes, S.; Munro, B.; Göbl, C.; Sattlegger, E, Norris, G. E. (2021). Experimentally based structural model of Yih1 provides insight into its function in controlling the key translational regulator Gcn2. FEBS Letters 595, 324-340,

Goroncy, A.K.; Loo, T.S.; Koolaard, A.; Patchett, M.L.; Norris, G.E. (2020). Structural characterization of the S-glycosylated bacteriocin ASM1 from Lactobacillus plantarum. Magnetochemistry 6,16.

Xu, B.; Argyle, M.D.; Shi, X.; Goroncy, A.K.; Rony, A. H. Tan, G.; Fan, M. (2020). Effects of mixtures of CO2 and CH4 as pyrolysis atmosphere on pine wood pyrolysis products. Renewable Energy 162, 1243-1254. 

He, X.; Wang, T.; Lu, W.; Sun, K.; Huang, Z.; Goroncy, A.K.; Ratnayake, I.; Eddings, E. G.; Fan, M. (2020) A win-win method for generating carbon material precursors of carbon nanofibers from coal and CO2 and the associated mechanism. Fuel 272, 117712.

Jiang, Z.; Shaha, R.; McBride, R.; Jiang, K.; Tang, M; Xu, B; Goroncy, A.K.; Frick, C; Oakey, J. (2020) Crosslinker length dictates step-growth hydrogel network formation dynamics and allows rapid on-chip photoencapsulation. Biofabrication 12, 3, 035006, 2020.

Liu, F-J; Liu, G-.-H.; Gasem, K.; Xu, B.; Goroncy, A.; Tang, M.-C.; Fan, M.; Wei, X-.Y. (2020) Green and efficient two-step degradation approach for converting Powder River Basin coal into fuels/chemicals and insights into their chemical compositions. Applied Energy 264, 114739.

He, X.; Wang, T.; Lu, W.; Chen, Z.; Sun, K.; Liu, F.; Tang, M.; Goroncy, A.K.; Fan, M. (2019) Carbon nanofiber generation from the precursor containing unprecedently high percentage of inexpensive coal-derived carbon material. Journal of Cleaner Production 236, 117261.

Liu, F.-J.; Gasem, K.; Tang, M.; Goroncy, A.; He, X.; Huang, Z.; Sun, K.; Wei, X-Y.; Zong, Z-M.; Zhao, W.; Fan, M. (2018) Mild degradation of Powder River Basin coal in environmentally benign supercritical CO2-ethanol system to produce valuable high-yield liquid tar. Applied Energy 225, 460-470. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.05.048

Morrow, T.J.; Christman, W.E.; Williams, J.Z.; Navamoney, A.; Goroncy, A.; Hulley, E.B. (2018) Ligand Dynamics and Protonation of Rh- and Ir-Complexes Bearing an Almost, but Not Quite, Pendent Base. Dalton Transactions 47 (8), 2670-2682. doi:10.1039/c7dt04259k

Xu, B.; Kuang, D.; Liu, F.; Lu, W.; Goroncy, A.K.; He, T.; Gasem, K.; Fan, M. (2018) Characterization of Powder River Basin coal pyrolysis with cost-effective and environmentally-friendly composite NaFe catalysts in a thermogravimetric analyzer and a fixed-bed reactor. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 43, 6918-6935.

Lu, W.; Bang, X.; Sun, Z.; He, T.; Goroncy, A.K.; Zhang, Y.; Fan, M. (2017) High-quality oil and gas from pyrolysis of Powder River Basin coal catalyzed by an environmentally-friendly, inexpensive composite iron-sodium catalysts. Fuel Processing Technology 167, 334-344.

Lena, J.-B.; Goroncy, A. K.; Thevarajah, J. J.; Maniego, A. R.; Russell, G. T.; Castignolles, P.; Gaborieau, M (2017) Effect of transfer agent, temperature and initial monomer concentration on branching in poly(acrylic acid): A study by 13C NMR spectroscopy and capillary electrophoresis. Polymer 114, 209-220

Richter, J. P.; Goroncy, A .K.; Ronimus R. S.; Sutherland-Smith, A.J. (2016) The Structural and Functional Characterization of Mammalian ADP-dependent glucokinase. Journal of Biological Chemistry 291 (8), 3694-3704. doi:10.1074/jbc.M115.679902

Jungblut, A.D.; Hawes, I.; Mackey, T.J.; Krusor, M.; Doran, P.T.; Sumner, D.Y.; Eisen JA, Hillman C.; Goroncy A.K. (2016). Microbial mat communities along an oxygen gradient in a perennially ice-covered Antarctic lake. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82, 620-630. doi:10.1128/AEM.02699-15

Rutherfurd, S.M.; Cui, J, Goroncy, A.K.; Moughan, P.J. (2015) Dietary Protein Structure Affects Endogenous Ileal Amino Acids But Not True Ileal Amino Acid Digestibility in Growing Male Rats. Journal of Nutrition 145, 193-198. doi:10.3945/jn.114.198283

Phengnuam, T.; Goroncy, A. K.; Rutherfurd, S. M.; Moughan, P. J.; Suntomsuk, W. (2013) DPPH radical scavenging activity of a mixture of fatty acids and peptide-containing compounds in a protein hydrolysate of Jatropha curcas seed cake. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 61 (48), 11808-11816. doi:10.1021/jf4035964

Goroncy, A. K.; Murayama, K.; Shirouzu, M.; Kuramitsu, S.; Kigawa, T.; Yokoyama, S. (2010). NMR and X-ray structures of the putative sterol carrier protein 2 from Thermus thermophilus HB8 show conformational changes. Journal of Structural and Functional Genomics 11(4), 247-256. doi:10.1007/s10969-010-9096-5

Goroncy, A. K.; Koshiba, S.; Tochio, N.; Tomizawa, T.; Inoue, M.; Tanaka, A.; Sugano, S.; Kigawa S.; Yokoyama, S. (2010). Solution structure of the C-terminal DUF1000 domain of the human thioredoxin-like 1 protein. Proteins 78(9), 2176-2180. doi:10.1002/prot.22719

Goroncy, A. K.; Koshiba, S.; Tochio, N.; Tomizawa, T.; Inoue, M.; Watanabe, S.; Hayashizaki, Y.; Tanaka, A.; Kigawa, T.; Yokoyama, S. (2010). The NMR solution structures of the five constituent cold-shock domains (CSD) of the human UNR (upstream of N-ras) protein. Journal of Structural and Functional Genomics 11(2), 181-188. doi:10.1007/s10969-010-9081-z

Goroncy, A. K.; Koshiba, S.; Tochio, N.; Tomizawa, T.; Sato, M.; Inoue, M.; Watanabe, S.; Hayashizaki, Y.; Tanaka, A.; Kigawa, S.; Yokoyama, S. (2009). NMR solution structures of actin depolymerizing factor homology domains. Protein Science 18(11), 2384-2392. doi:10.1002/pro.248

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