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Solution and solid state NMR

Queen Mary’s medium field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) laboratory is equipped with two Bruker 400 MHz spectrometers. One has an Avance III HD console (the "HD 400") and one has an Avance III console (the "AV3 400"). They are both equipped with 60 position automatic sample changers and auto-tuning multinuclear (BBO) probes. The AV3 400 also has 19F capability. They operate a 24/7 walk-up service in which users run their own samples using Bruker's IconNMR software.

Queen Mary’s high field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) laboratory is equipped with a Bruker AvanceNEO 600 spectrometer. The spectrometer is bookable on Weekdays (Monday - Thursday) using our on-line booking system and then runs a walk-up service similar to the 400 MHz spectrometers Friday - Sunday using IconNMR. The available accessories include:

  • Four channels
  • Z-Gradient
  • An automatic sample changer with capacity for up to 60 samples
  • Variable temperature control from -80oC to 90oC
  • Solution state probes:
    • 5mm inverse/BB autotuning probe with Z-gradient
    • 5mm H/C/N inverse triple resonance probe
    • 5mm 1H/19F dual
    • 5mm BB 28 - 242 MHz (109Ag - 31P)
    • 8mm 13C/1H dual
    • 10mm BB 10 - 51 MHz (191Ir - 169Tm)
  • Solid state capability with the following probes:
    • 2.5mm CP/MAS BB 61 - 242 MHz (15N - 31P) and 19F
    • 4mm MAS BB 92 - 242 MHz (2H - 31P)
    • 4mm CP/MAS BB 61 - 242 MHz (15N - 31P)
    • 7mm CP/MAS BB 28 - 61 MHz (39K - 15N)
  • Software available for processing and analysing NMR data, including:
    • TopSpin – Bruker's standard acquisition and processing suite
    • Aurelia – for analysis of 2-4D NMR datasets
    • Amix - for a wide variety of applications, such as metabolomics, small molecules research and mixture analysis
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