NMR Laboratory

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Welcome to the NMR Laboratory

The NMR Lab of the School of Chemical Sciences offers a wide range of spectrometers, probes, and technical capabilities including multi-dimensional, multi-nuclear, and solid-state NMR. Supported by four full-time staff and two student hourlies, ten spectrometers in three locations allow walk-up and long-term NMR experiments 24/7. Spectrometers at 400 MHz and 500 MHz are available for short-to-medium length experiments; 750, 500, and 300 MHz wide-bore spectrometers with specialty probes and solids accessories perform multinuclear and solid state NMR. All are equipped for variable temperature operation. Our eleven Varian spectrometers include (in MHz): Seven liquid-state NMRs: 400 (three), 500 (three), 600; Two solid-state NMRs: 500, 750; Two liquid/solid compatible NMRs: 300 and 750 (summer 2012). We also provide automated, on-flow NMR sample analysis (from vials) for undergrad organic chemistry courses offered via the Department of Chemistry. Electronics and IT staff provide additional support.

To make the most of NMR as an analytical tool, all newcomers receive about 4 hours of individual basic training with additional instruction available for variable temperature control, multi-dimensional NMR, and specialty spectrometers and experiments. Our primary goal is to provide the highest level of NMR performance to the students, staff, and faculty of the School and UIUC campus. The NMR Lab is also available to all outside users, both academic and industrial (contact the Director).

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Staff

photo of NMR staff, Lingyang Zhu, John Rosheck, Tracie Hubert, Dean Olson, and Jennifer Rapp (left to right)
NMR Lab Staff - (from left to right) Lingyang Zhu, John Rosheck,
Tracie Hubert, Dean Olson, and Jennifer Rapp (July 2009 - Dec. 2013).
(photo by Marcus Tuttle)
Ms. Tracie HubertTechnical Administrator; since January 1986
Dr. Jennifer Rapp Solid State NMR; July 2009 - Dec. 2013
Dr. Lingyang Zhu Liquids NMR; since November 2011
Mr. John Rosheck Electronics Engineer since July 2012
Dr. Dean Olson Director; since December 2010
Dr. Vera Mainz Director for 25 years; retired summer 2010
Prof. Martin Burke Faculty advisor; since January 2012


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
NMR Laboratory
146 Roger Adams Lab
MC-712 Box 81-5
600 South Matthews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Dean Olson, Ph.D.
Director
tel: (217) 244-0564
fax: (217) 244-8068
dolson [at] illinois [dot] edu
Lab Hours: 24/7 access is by i-Card only
Staff Available 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

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