Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility


Two dimensional Noesy spectrum

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The NMR Facility is located in the Essex Centre of Research Building (CORe), Rm 122.  The Facility now houses 3 300 MHz Bruker Solution NMRs, a 400 MHz Bruker Solid State NMR, a 500 MHz Bruker NMR that is used for both Solution and Solid State experiments and a Bruker ESP 300e Xband EPR in an open concept space.  The Facility also includes a prep lab and a workshop/storage room.The NMR Facility for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is a departmental resource devoted to application of nuclear magnetic resonance techniques to chemical and biochemical problems including the elucidation of molecular structure and measurement of molecular dynamics, association and other parameters amenable to this technology. This facility is designed to be easy to use for standard experiments for trained users, however, unusual or challenging projects are welcomed by the Facility Manager, please consult me about any possible NMR related projects.  In addition we welcome the opportunity to work with local research groups or industry,  fees for usage are listed under the Rates link.

The other mandate for this facility is to train chemists and biochemists to use the wide range of NMR experiments that can be of aid in their research. In addition to day to day training that occurs in this facility there are also periodic Workshops offered in the practical aspects of implementing experiments and processing data at both a beginner's and at advanced level.

The NMR Facility now uses ther BADGER program for scheduling and enabling the NMR instruments.  Please contact Matt Revington if you want access to the NMR instruments.

Instruction for download of free academic verison of TOPSPIN


2 Day Workshop: Introduction to Practical Aspects of Solution NMR  

(Please note that an additional workshop concentrating on 2D NMR techniques will be offered later in the summer)


Thursday May 26 to Friday May 27 9:00 am to noon each day



This introductory workshop is geared toward undergraduate students and new graduate students with limited NMR experience, but who are expected to make use of the NMR spectrometers as part of their research projects.


The workshop is meant as a supplement to the "one on one" training that new NMR users receive and will allow an opportunity to go into greater depth on many topics, therefore students who have recently started to use our NMR instruments are especially encouraged to attend. There will be an Advanced NMR Workshop offered next summer.


The schedule will consist of a lecture to start each day followed by hands-on learning sessions where participants will get the opportunity to collect and process NMR data.


The topics covered include:

How an NMR spectrometer works

NMR Magnet Safety

Preparation of NMR Samples

Set up of 1D 1H and 13C NMR Experiments

Processing and Presentation of NMR Data


The workshop is free of charge to members of the Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry; however, enrollment is limited, so please register soon!

To register use the following link:



NMR Rates