Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy

The NMR facility at the Department of Chemistry is one of the largest available to Research Chemists in the UK and works with both commercial and academic organizations.

The Department’s core Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy facility is housed principally in the Chemistry Research Laboratory (CRL) and is one of the largest magnetic resonance facilities in the UK, supporting chemical research and undergraduate practical work, as well as commercial services.

It operates thirteen solution-state and two solid-state FT NMR instruments with proton operating frequencies ranging between 200 and 700 MHz, which are capable of running most experiments of interest to the research chemist.

Instruments are equipped with an extensive range of capabilities including:

  • Three cryogenic probes (at 500, 600 and 700 MHz)
  • Multinuclear probes
  • High- and low-temperature operation
  • Sample automation

Experimental techniques encompass a broad range including:

  • 1H-1H TOCSY
  • 1H-X HSQC
  • 1H-X HMBC
  • X-X COSY
  • X-X INADEQUATE
  • H-X-X-H ADEQUATE

Access can be arranged through collaboration or commercial service arrangements. Organizations wishing to access these facilities are encouraged to get in touch and discuss their specific needs.

The facility is maintained and operated by members of the CRL research community who can offer advice on the best approach and methodologies on a case by case basis.

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