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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

NMR machineOverview

NMR is an extremely powerful technique for investigating the structure of chemical species, primarily those in solution, by the radio-frequency interrogation of the sample held in a powerful magnetic field.

In addition to routine structural analyses, NMR experiments can be designed to probe phenomena including molecular geometry, binding between molecules (for example drug candidate binding to biomolecules), molecular motion and following the course of reactions in situ. Biomolecular NMR is a powerful method for structure determination of proteins, DNA, RNA, carbohydrates and their interactions in solution.

Instrumentation

  • Bruker Avance 4-channel NMR Spectrometers (internal high field NMR pages)
    • 800 MHz, with TCI cryoprobe
    • 600 MHz, with TXI cryoprobe
  • Bruker Avance NMR Spectrometers with sample changers (internal low field NMR pages)
    • 500 MHz, with DCH cryoprobe optimised for 13C/1H
    • 400 MHz, with BBFO+ broad band probe covering range of nuclei including 19F
    • 400 MHz, with BBI broad band inverse detection probe

The instruments are equipped with a range of probes, including triple-resonance,single and triple-gradient probes, variable temperature, inverse- and direct-detection 5 mm probes. We also have a 600 MHz HR-MAS probe for analysis of samples on solid supports.

Contacts

Please contact Stuart Duncan or Dr Dusan Uhrin.