CIC Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Currently the Chemistry Department at BU (Charles River Campus) along with the Center for Chemical Methodology and Library Development (CMLD) have five Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometers. These instruments are available for use by members of the Boston University community after successful completion of NMR training.

We also offer professional NMR services for non-BU customers at very reasonable rates. Services include but not limited to NMR sample preparation, acquiring and processing of NMR data. Please contact us for details.

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List of NMR Spectrometers :

500nmr2The Agilent 500 MHz VNMRS spectrometer with a Varian ultra shielded magnet is equipped with a dual broadband variable temperature probe. The spectrometer is also equipped with an AS 7510 auto sampler (maximum of 12 samples) and loaded with the vnmrj2.3A. The Dual Broadband probe is ideal for observation and decoupling of high and low frequency broadband nuclei. The probe is fully capable of performing indirect detection experiments. The inner coil is tunable from 15N – 31P for optimum low frequency sensitivity. The outer coil is tunable from 1H to 19F for optimum high frequency sensitivity. Experiments available on this instrument: 1H, 13C, 11B, 195Pt, 19F, 31P, 59Co, 15N, and 119Sn etc.
Varian 400 MHz VNMRSThe Agilent 400 MHz VNMRS unity plus spectrometer with an Oxford Instruments superconducting magnet is equipped with a dual broadband variable temperature probe and pro-tune as well as an SMS sample changer (tray max = 50). The spectrometer is primarily used for research and is capable of running common NMR experiments as well as 19F, 11B, 31P, 59Co and 195Pt etc. The software is vnmrj 2.2C.
Varian Mercury plus 400 (CMLD, PFG)The Agilent Mercury plus 400 MHz (CMD NMR) spectrometer with an Oxford Instruments superconducting magnet is equipped with an ATB variable temperature probe as well as an SMS sample changer (tray max = 100). The spectrometer is primarily the research instrument for the Center for Chemical Methodology and Library Development (CMLD). The software is vnmrj 2.1D. The CMLD also has in possession a microcoil flow probe capable of running mass limited samples and is equipped with a dual solvent and automated sample delivery system.

 

 

 

m300nmrThe Agilent 300 MHz VNMRS instrument with an Oxford super-conducting magnet is equipped with an AutoSW probe. It is currently used as a manual walkup instrument. The software is vnmrj 3.2A. The inner coil is simultaneously tuned to 13C and 31P. The outer coil is simultaneously tuned to 1H and 19F. This probe can be used for single, double, and triple resonance experiments and has variable temperature capability as well.
FullSizeRenderThe compact Bruker Fourier 300 MHz NMR, is a dedicated teaching NMR for Organic undergraduate classes. The spectrometer is fully automated and equipped with a sample changer (60 samples) running on Topspin and Icon NMR. The Fourier 1H/13C probe is equipped with a deuterium digital lock, variable sample temperature control and Z-gradient for easy 2D spectroscopy and gradient shimming.