Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratory
About the Laboratory
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy is a non-desctructive interdisciplinary technique. Typical researchers come from a wide range of disciplines such as chemistry, geology, biochemistry, biology, pharmacy, or engineering. The technique has many useful applications:
- structural connectivity of atoms within molecules
- spacial orientation of atoms within molecules
- diffusion constants in solution
- molecular relaxation characteristics
- kinetic parameters of molecular exchange and interchange
This laboratory has three 500 MHz spectrometers and one 600 MHz spectrometer.
Instruments In Lab
Laboratory TrainingLearning to use one of the manually operated NMR spectrometers is analogous to learning to fly a jet fighter! Not what one usually does without having at least learned to fly a small plane. We recommend starting on the autosampler instrument and then graduating to one of the other spectrometers. There is much to learn and it is best done in small bits. Please contact Dr. Jianfeng Zhu to arrange a training session.
Introduction to TopSpin
- Professor James S. Nowich (UC Irvine), Organic Spectroscopy
- Dr. James Keeler (Cambridge), Understanding NMR Spectroscopy
- Professor Malcolm Levitt et al., Spin Dynamics (solid state NMR)
- Dr. Joseph P. Hornak (RIT), The Basics of NMR
- Professor Hans J. Reich (Wisconsin), Structure Determination Using NMR.