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Chemistry Department
Binghamton University

The NMR Facilities of the Chemistry Department are located in two laboratories (B-2 and G-14) in the Science II building.
The labs are equipped with four superconducting NMR systems ranging from 100 MHz to 600 MHz.
The Pharmacy School hosts a 400 MHz NMR in the Center of Excellence Building (COE-B028).
These instruments are used independently by various research students and faculty in the Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, and Materials Science programs.
Additionally, we provide NMR service and analysis to other departments on campus, as well as to various universities, colleges, and companies in the region.

Tours of our facility and demonstrations of our instruments can be arranged for schools, teachers, students, and researchers.
To schedule NMR training, NMR service requests, or for general NMR assistance please contact the facility director, Dr. Jürgen Schulte, Phone: (607)777-4405.

Approved rates for NMR service:
$10.10 / hour - BU internal - without assistance by the NMR Specialist
$24.56 / hour - BU internal - with assistance by the NMR Specialist
$75.00 / hour - Service for external academia and industry users

- - - Online Schedule and Reservation of the NMR Spectrometers - - -
(Only accessible by authorized users in the Chemistry Department.)

         Our Instruments:       (Click on any picture for a larger view.)


Chemistry Department

Bruker Avance III 600
  • 14.1 Tesla shielded, superconducting Magnet
  • 600 MHz Proton NMR, 3 RF Channels, z-Axis Pulsed Field Gradients 
  • 5 mm Broadband/Fluorine Observe Probe
    This probe is used in automation and manual operation for routine analysis of organic and inorganic compounds in solution. It is equipped for pulsed field gradients and can be tuned automatically to detect almost all nuclei. Typical experiments performed with this probe include all two-dimensional experiments, i.e. COSY, NOESY, HSQC, HMBC, and many more.
  • 5 mm H,C,N,P Quadruple Inverse Probe
    This probe is used for biological and biochemical samples in solution. It is equipped for pulsed field gradients and its proton sensitivity is approx. 50% better than the BBFO probe. Multinuclear correlation experiments using almost any combination of Hydrogen, Carbon, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus are possible. Excellent water suppression capabilities make this the ideal probe for the analysis of proteins and nucleic acids in aqueous buffer solutions.
  • 2.5 mm H,X,Y Triple Resonance MAS Probe
    This probe is used for the analysis of organic and inorganic compounds in solid state. The probe can spin samples at up to 35,000 Hz and it can detect almost all nuclei. Typical experiments performed with this probe include single-pulse, CP/MAS, and REDOR experiments.
Bruker AM 360

        This spectrometer is dedicated to the measurement of organic research compounds in solution.
  • 8.45 Tesla superconducting Magnet
  • Tecmag DSPECT Spectrometer Upgrade
  • 360 MHz Proton NMR 
  • 5 mm Dual C,H Probe
  • 10 mm Broadband Observe Probe
  • 10 mm Dual F,H Probe
Bruker AC 300

        This spectrometer is used for the observation of all nuclei in liquid and solid research samples.
  • 7.05 Tesla superconducting Magnet
  • 300 MHz Proton NMR 
  • 5 and 10 mm Dual C,H Probes
  • 5 and 10 mm Broadband Observe Probes
  • 5 mm Dual F,H Probe
  • Solid State NMR Accessories 

  • (five 7 mm DOTY CP/MAS probes with MAS speeds up to 5 kHz)
Bruker AF 100

        This spectrometer is used for teaching.
  • 2.35 Tesla superconducting Magnet
  • Tecmag/Libra Spectrometer Upgrade 
  • 100 MHz Proton NMR 
  • Multinuclear Capabilities
  • Solid State NMR Accessories 

  • (CP/MAS with MAS speeds up to 5 kHz)

Pharmacy School

Bruker Avance III HD 400
  • 9.1 Tesla shielded, superconducting Magnet
  • 400 MHz Proton NMR, 2 RF Channels, z-Axis Pulsed Field Gradients 
  • 24-sample SampleCase Automation
  • 5 mm Broadband/Fluorine Observe Probe
    This probe is typically used with an automatic sample changer for routine analysis of organic and inorganic compounds in solution. It is equipped for pulsed field gradients and can be tuned automatically to detect almost all nuclei. Typical experiments performed with this probe include all two-dimensional experiments, i.e. COSY, NOESY, HSQC, HMBC, and many more.




         Courses involving NMR Spectroscopy: (may not be offered every semester)