The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility provides state-of-the-art instrumentation for chemistry-related researchers throughout the OSU campus and the State of Oregon. In 2009, the facility was completely upgraded with three new nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers. The National Science Foundation, the Murdock Charitable Trust and Oregon State University provided over 1.5 million dollars in generous financial support. Over 50 users from multiple departments throughout the campus and beyond utilize this facility. The NMR facility is currently located in the Linus Pauling Science Center (LPSC).
The NMR facility provides outside, fee-for-service spectroscopy and data collection for a range of local businesses, colleges and universities. This service includes 1H / 13C / 19F / 31P NMR data on sample submitted to the facility director, Steve Huhn (541-737-6752). Anyone interested in utilizing the facility service is encourages to contact Mr. Huhn via email or telephone for additional information.
<- The centerpiece of the facility is a Bruker Avance III 700 MHz NMR: A 2-channel spectrometer with a 5mm proton/carbon cryoprobe with z-axis gradient. Broadband Observe and Broadband Inverse probes are also available for use on this spectrometer. This instrument is one of the most sensitive carbon-detecting magnets in the world - capable of measuring a high quality carbon spectrum on 1000+ molecular weight samples as small as 0.1 mg.
Additionally, a 4-channel 500 MHz NMR utilizing a H/C/N Tripple resonance inverse [TXI] room temperature probe. This provides a mechanism for protein and small molecule protein structure determination. A BBOF probe is available upon request.
Two 400 MHz NMR are available for routine spectroscopic needs: (1) Bruker Avance-400, a 2-channel spectrometer with a 5mm Broadband Observe (including 19F) probe with ATMA. (2) Bruker DPX-400, a 2-channel spectrometer with both 5mm Broadband Observe and a 5mm Broadband Inverse probe.
All spectrometers are configured to a standard network environment.