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NMR Spectroscopy

Services

Measurement of small variations in radio-frequency nuclear magnetic resonances (NMR) leads to the elucidation of covalent structure, stereochemistry (including conformations), and dynamics.  We offer the following general capabilities and services:

  • All common PFG-2D techniques up to 600 MHz
  • Solid samples at 300 MHz or 600 MHz for 4-mm or 7-mm CPMAS rotors
  • Full range of common NMR nuclei (to Rh-103)
  • Variable temperature at 400, 500, and 600 MHz
  • Inverse detection probes at 500 and 600 MHz
  • Convenient routine NMR analysis via evening robot automation at 400 MHz
  • 10-mm probe at 400 MHz
  • Wide-bore at 400 MHz with imaging capability
  • Regular two-hour training classes on basic operations
  • Staff-assisted development of special experiments

Using the NMR Lab

  • User Training.  Researchers wanting access to the FACES online scheduling system or to use the instruments must have completed the training course offered by the NMR staff.  Individuals may sign up for training by contacting NMR staff.
  • Sample Submission.  Occasional users and external concerns may submit samples to NMR staff in Hahn 006 for analysis.  Samples must be completely labeled, and a submission form must be fully executed.  Service is generally provided on a "first come, first served" basis, but emergencies will get higher priority if possible. 
  • Cost Accounting.  Each individuals wishing to use an NMR instrument or to submit samples to the service center must have a current Interdepartmental Service Request (ISR) on file.  Instructions for creating an ISR through HokieMart may be found here.

Instrumentation

 

Vendor

Model

Proton Freq

Capabilities

Location

Bruker

Avance III

600 MHz

Soln & solids, multinuclear, PFG

HHS 006

Bruker

Avance II

500 MHz

Multinuclear; PFG inverse probe

HHS 006

Varian

Inova

400 MHz

Multinuclear, PFG

HHS 006

Agilent

U4-DD2

400 MHz

Multinuclear,VT, 5mm, 96 sample robot 

HHS 002

Agilent

MR4

400 MHz

Multinuclear,PFG,5mm, 12 sample carousel

HHS 002

Bruker

Avance III

400 MHz

Diffusion studies, imaging

HHS 006

Bruker

Avance II

300 MHz

Solids only, 7 mm & 4 mm; CPMAS

HHS 006

Analytical Lab Director

    Geno Iannaccone
Geno A. Iannaccone
HHS 004, 231-6578
E-mail: genoi@vt.edu

NMR Staff

    Dr. Narasimha Murthy, Ph.D.

 

 

 

NMR Spectroscopist

Dr. Narasimha Murthy, Ph.D.

540-231-8256

Hahn Hall South 004C

nmrns@vt.edu

 

    Ken Knott

 

 

 

Research Specialist

Ken Knott

540-231-0885

Hahn Hall South 004B

kknott@vt.edu


Service Hours

  • Staff M-F 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Instruments 24/7 (key after 5)
  • Robot M-R 4:00 PM - 8:00 AM

Using the NMR Service

  • General instructions at left
  • ISR instructions (PDF)
  • NUTS NMR tutorials (link)
  • FACES Scheduler (link)
  • NUTS Pro Manual (PDF)
  • NMR impurity data (PDF)
  • Transferring NMR data (PDF)
  • Varian NMR How-To (PDF)
  • Varian Shimming Guide (PDF)
  • NMR Reservation Rules (PDF)

Service Rates

  • Internal:  $5.00 / hour
  • External:  $90.00 / hour

Shipping Address

24 Hahn Hall South
Dept. of Chemistry, 0212
Blacksburg VA 24061