The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has excellent NMR facilities to support its teaching and research programs. A JEOL ECA 500 MHz spectrometer and a Bruker AVANCE DRX 300 spectrometer are housed in Room Science 001, which was designed for these two instruments in the new building. The JEOL is built on a 12 T Oxford standard bore magnet.
The JEOL ECA 500 NMR Spectrometer contains a 5 mm tunable PFG probe designed with an outer high frequency coil for 1H and 19F observation and an inner tunable low frequency coil for observation of nuclei from 15N to 31P. The spectrometer contains a Z-axis pulse field gradient system that can operate at 30 G/cm. Gradient shimming makes for convenient operation at high homogeneity. 1-D and 2-D experiments are convenient for both experienced and novice NMR operators using DELTA software with programmed routines including 1-D experiments for a multitude of nuclei as well as COSY, NOESY, HMQC, HMBC, DEPT, HETCOR, HSQC, INEPT, ROESY AND TOCSY.
The Bruker AVANCE DRX 300 instrument operates with XWINNMR software and has been upgraded with the Gradient Shimming Accessory and a triple-resonance multinuclear probe.
Each instrument is equipped with multinuclear probes and upgraded with a Protasis MicroFlow NMR Probe for sensitivity and high-throughput.