Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility

The NMR Facility of the Utah State University is located in the basement of Maeser Laboratory (room 060). It is equipped with two high-field multinuclear spectrometers, The Bruker AvanceIII HD Ascend-500 (proton at 500 MHz) and a JEOL ECX-300 (proton at 300 MHz).

The JEOL ECX 300 MHz system was installed in 2006 and is equipped with a broadband 5mm solution probe. Bruker Ascend 500 MHz spectrometer was installed in July 2015. It is equipped with a broadband and an inverse triple-resonance (H,C, N) 5mm solution probes, and a 24-sample automated sample changer. Both systems are fully capable of running NMR experiments at variable temperatures (VT).


The Bruker AvanceIII HD Ascend-500 is currently configured with a 5mm Bruker BBFO SmartProbe that can be tuned for observation of a broad range of nuclei (19F, 31P-15N), and a 5mm Bruker inverse TXI PROBE for 1H observation and 13C/15N decoupling used for biological NMR studies. Both NMR probes are equipped with automated tuning & matching (ATM) and variable temperature (VT) capabilities. A 24-sample changer is also installed for automated NMR operation.    

The Jeol ECX-300 , equipped with pulse field gradients and autotune, is highly automated and can be easily set up for a variety of multinuclear 1 and 2-dimensional experiments.

Shimadzu Shimadzu UV-Vis spectrophotometer (model UV-2401PC) - 190 to 900 nm scanning instrument with up to 0.1 nm resolution. Shimadzu GCMS model QP5000 - quadrupole mass spectrometer with electron impact ionization and model GC-17A capillary GC. Shimadzu gradient HPLC with autoinjector, UV diode array and Fluorescence detectors. Shimadzu LC-MS system, model LCMS 2020 with binary gradient and electrospray ionization. Shimadzu Spectrofluorophotometer, model RF-5301PC.

These instruments are available for use by USU researchers and students at new lower rates with discounts available for extended data collection periods (nights and weekends). Researchers who wish to operate the instruments themselves will be trained by the Facility. The Facility Manager can also acquire and process spectra as a service, for an additional charge. The NMR Facility can also accommodate users from the private sector.

All reservations are made through the Faces System (maintained by the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center at the University of Georgia). You will be given username and password that will allow you to reserve time on our instruments [our Groupname is "USU_NMR"].
For more information:

NMR/EPR Facility Manager
Simon Sham

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Utah State University
0300 Old Main Hill, Logan UT 84322-0300
ph. (435) 797-1673
or 797-0529
fax: (435) 797-3390