Welcome to the NMR LaboratoryThe 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).
Spotlight on: NMR Labs
NMR Lab Staff - (from left to right) Dean Olson, Jennifer Rapp, Tracie Hubert and Lingyang Zhu.
|Ms. Tracie Hubert||Technical Administrator; since January 1986|
|Dr. Jennifer Rapp||Solid State NMR; since July 2009|
|Dr. Lingyang Zhu||Liquids NMR; since November 2011|
|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|