The Chemistry Department’s Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility supports a broad range of chemical research. Large numbers of compounds can be run using walk-up access and automation. Sample temperatures can be used from -150 to +150oC. Experiments can be performed on all magnetically active nuclei (excluding radioactive). Reaction monitoring, kinetics, chemical exchange, diffusion, ligand exchange, and quantitative measurements are regularly run in the Facility. Solid-state NMR (ssNMR) is a new addition to the facility, enabling the study of samples in either the solid-state, but also samples that have very high molecular weight in solution or in gel form. A dedicated website is available for ssNMR here.
The Facility has seven NMR spectrometers located in the Paul Bender Chemistry Instrument Center (PBCIC). We are still primarily a student-run operation, but service work is available to corporate users. Access is obtained via training and coursework, provided by the facility staff. Detailed Users Guides are available to assist in the use of all UWChemMRF equipment.
For information on our ESR or Mossbauer spectrometers, or the SQUID magnetometer, go to this website.