NMR Spectroscopy

The NMR lab contains three spectrometers: a Bruker AVANCE II 600MHz, a Bruker AVANCE 500MHz and a Bruker AVANCE III 300MHz.

All instruments are user run with training provided by research assistants and are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. There is also a sample service for infrequent users. All data workup is done off-line from the instruments on networked PCs utilizing various software packages. One and two dimensional experiments are available with menu driven data acquisition and macro driven data workup.

Bruker AVANCE III 300

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  • BACS auto-sampler, 60 positions.
  • Bruker BBFO for 1H, 19F, 31P to 15N observe
  • All standard 1D and 2D gradients experiments
  • VT range: -80oC to +130oC
  • Software: Topspin 3.0 with ICON.





Bruker AVANCE 500

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The instrument has been set up with user modifiable macros for common 1D and 2D experiments and selective excitation routines.

  • Bruker TXI inverse triple resonance probe, Z-gradient for 1H observation with 13C, 15N decoupling
  • All standard 1D and 2D gradients experiments
  • VT range: -80oC to +130oC
  • Software: Topspin 1.2


Bruker AVANCE II 600

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This state-of-the-art instrument is equipped with high-resolution, solid-state and micro-imaging capabilities, enabling a wide range of materials to be researched, from proteins and inorganic solids characterization to diffusion coefficients measurements. Each system comes with specific probes to cover a large variety of nuclei and experiments.




· Inverse triple resonance probe, VT, Z-gradient for 1H observation with 13C, 15N decoupling

· 19F/1H dual probe with 1H decoupling, Z-gradient, VT.



· Flat coil dual-tuned probe for 1H to 15N/31P cross-polarization

· Flat coil triple tuned CP probe: 1H/19F/2H

· Triple-tuned CP/MAS probe with VT : 1H/13C/15N

· Triple-tuned CP/MAS probe with VT: 1H/31P/13C

· Triple-tuned CP/MAS probe with VT :1H/19F/X (X=15N-31P)



VT, actively shielded gradients probehead with exchangeable:

· 1H solenoid insert for 2 mm samples

· 1H RF inserts for 5 and 10 mm samples

· 2H/1H insert for 5 mm samples

· Z-gradient coil for diffusion application



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