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NMR Spectroscopy at IMSERC

As the only Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy facility on campus, this indispensable resource at IMSERC supports vital Northwestern research by performing non-invasive liquid, solid powder analysis on a variety of small molecule samples, drug candidates, catalysts, organic LEDs and energy storage networks, as well as macromolecules. The IMSERC hosts a total of six state-of-the-art NMR spectrometers (two 400 MHz, two 500 MHz, and two 600 MHz systems), including five liquid and one solid instruments. Among them are two highly automated instruments with robot sample changers for quick 1D and 2D data acquisition. All of them are Bruker systems.

The Bruker 500 MHz automation liquid instrument with DCH Cryoprobe (Ag500) is housed at B530 of Silverman Hall to serve users at that building. The other five are located at BG75 of TECH.

The IMSERC NMR facility is currently staffed by two spectroscopists, Yongbo Zhang at BG57 (847-467-1222) and Yuyang Wu at BG51 (847-491-7080).

Please check following sections for more details on NMR operation at IMSERC: