Texas Tech University

Rigaku Synergy-S

Rigaku's Synergy-S single crystal diffractometer is a top-of-the-line instrument equipped with both CuKα and MoKα radiation and paired with Rigaku's HyPix-6000HE detector. This instrument was installed in early 2019 and is capable of the molecular structure determination of a wide range of materials from cryogenic (100 K) to elevate (400 K) temperatures (Cryostream 700). These include, but are not limited to, organics and biological small-molecules, organometallic complexes, and inorganic compounds. Data can be collected for researchers, or trained users may collect their own data. Data integration is carried out using CrysAlisPro and structure solution and refinement with Olex2. Both programs can be downloaded for free.


For more information or about possible training, please contact Dr. Serhii Vasylevskyi at serhii.vasylevskyi@ttu.edu

Here's an example of a crystal structure that has been determined in the facility using this instrument.


3,6-bis(dimethylamino)-2,7-difluoro-10-methylacridin-9(10H)-one (CCDC 1911054)
Synthesized and crystallized by E.J. Craft and A.R. Bigbie in Advanced Organic lab

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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