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, 500 MHz, and 600 MHz are available for short-to-medium length experiments; 750 MHz and 300 MHz wide-bore spectrometers with specialty probes and solids accessories can perform multinuclear and solid state NMR experiments. All are equipped for variable temperature operation. Our ten Varian spectrometers and 1 Bruker spectrometer include (in MHz): Seven liquid-state NMRs: 400 (two), 500 (four), 600; Two solid-state NMRs: 500, 750; Two liquid/solid compatible NMRs: 300 and 750. An automated Bruker CryoProbe was added in the summer of 2016. 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).
Spotlight on: NMR Labs
Dean Olson, and Tracie Hubert
|Ms. Tracie Hubert||Technical Administrator; since January 1986|
|Dr. Andre Sutrisno||Solid State NMR; June 2014|
|Dr. Lingyang Zhu||Liquids NMR; since November 2011|
|Mr. John Rosheck||Research Engineer since July 2012|
|Dr. Dean Olson||Director; since December 2010|
|Dr. Vera Mainz||Director for 25 years; retired summer 2010|
|Prof. David Sarlah||Faculty advisor since July 2017|
|Prof. Martin Burke||Faculty advisor January 2012 to July 2017|