The NMR Facility
Latimer Hall, room D11
College of Chemistry
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1460

(510) 643-9829
nmr_lab(AT)lists(dot)berkeley(dot)edu

The College of Chemistry Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility (CoC-NMR)is located in D11 Latimer Hall. The CoC-NMR's resources are available for hands-on use to all members of the UC Berkeley and LBNL. The Facility instruments are available for use 24 hours a day year around. Nominally, CoC-NMR staff are available between 9 am to 5 pm. All users must satisfy a minimum level of training before access to the CoC-NMR is granted. Please peruse the Access to Instruments and Facility pages for more information.

NOTE: If your computer has a Berkeley Campus or LBNL IP address or connect through campus VPN, you can access the main NMR Facility website directly. This website is not a complete mirror, many links are not available from here. Please visit the main NMR Facility server instead.

NMR Staff

Hasan Celik
Director
hcelik(at)berkeley(dot)edu
D11 Latimer Hall (facility)
D18 Latimer Hall (office)
(510) 643-9829 (office)

Nanette Jarenwattananon
NMR Scientist
njaren(at)berkeley(dot)edu
D32 Hildebrand Hall

Cynthia Hong, Stephen von Kugelgen
Graduate Student Research Assistants

Brighton Skeel
Undergraduate Lab Assistant
D11 Latimer Hall


THE SPECTROMETERS

Seven spectrometers, with proton frequencies from 300 MHz to 700 MHz, are available for hands-on use 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The different configurations provide a wide range of capabilities to meet the needs for simple routine analysis as well as sophisticated, cutting-edge experiments and applications. Several workstations are available for off-line processing.

AV-700

The AV-700 is equipped with a 5 mm Z-gradient triple resonance 1H/13C/15N TXI cryo-probe. TXI cryo-probe has cooled preamplifiers for 1H channel. Variable temperature operation is available over the range of 0-80 °C. The AV-700 is a workhorse instrument with high sensitivity for one- and multi-dimensional 1H observe experiments.

Equipment Description

• Avance electronics console.
• 28 gradient shim system and sample transport, 2H lock, and 4-Channel rf system.
• Linux based data system.

In service since 2016.

AV-600

The AV-600 is a multi-purpose research instrument. Two liquids probes are available, a computer tunable Z-gradient direct detection Broad Band probe covering 103Rh (~18 MHz) to 31P, and a Z-gradient Triple Broad Band Inverse detection (TBI) probe with the 3rd channel tuned for 13C. The direct detection Broad Band is normally installed.

Equipment Description

  • Avance III electronics console.
  • BOSS II shim system and sample transport, 2H lock. 3-Channel rf system.
  • Linux based data system.

In service since 2009, this instrument was partially funded by NIH grant SRR023679A.

AV-500

The AV-500 is capable of liquids and solid state experiments. Two new liquids probes are available, a Z-gradient Broad Band probe covering 103Rh (15.73 MHz) to 31P, and a Z-gradient Triple Broad Band Inverse detection (TBI) probe with the 3rd channel tuned for 31P. In addition, the probes from the DRX-500 (e.g., the TBI with a fixed 13C channel) can also be used with this instrument. With most liquids probes, routine Variable Temperature operation over the range of +/-120 °C is available. It is possible to operate over an extended range of +/- 150 °C by request. The inverse detection probe is normally installed.

A 4 mm 1H/13C High Resolution Magic Angle Spinning probe (HR-MAS) and a 4 mm Broad Band CP-MAS probe are available.

Equipment Description

Avance electronics console.

  • BOSS II 28 gradient shim system and sample transport, 2H lock.
  • 3-Channel rf system. 1MHz maximum sweep width.
  • Linux based data system.

In service since 2005, this instrument was partially funded by NIH grant 1S10RR016634-01.

DRX-500

Several probes are available for a variety of applications. The default probe is a 5 mm Z-gradient Broad Band probe. Routine Variable Temperature operation over the range of +/-120 °C is available. It is possible to operate over an extended range of +/- 150 °C by request. Additional probes include a 5 mm triple gradient Triple Broad Band Inverse detection (TBI) probe with the 3rd channel tuned for 13C, 10 mm broad band and a 1H/19F probe.

Equipment Description

  • Avance electronics console installed on the magnet previously part of a (1984) Bruker AM-500.
  • BOSS II 28 gradient shim system and sample transport, 2H lock. 3-Channel rf system. 150 kHz maximum sweep width.
  • Linux based data system.

In service since 1997, this instrument was funded in part by NSF grant CHE 9633007 (upgrade to DRX console), the original AM-500 was partially funded by NIH grant RR 02424A-01 and NSF grant CHE 82-08992.

AVB-400

This instrument is set up with a computer-tuned (ATMA) 5 mm Z-gradient broad band (109Ag to 31P) probe. In addition the commonly measured 1H 13C, 31P, etc., spectra, a large number of nuclei can be observed.

Equipment Description

  • Avance electronics console installed on the magnet previously part of a (1987) Bruker AM-400.
  • BOSS 20 gradient shim system and sample transport, 2H lock. 2-Channel rf system. 150 kHz maximum sweep width.
  • Linux based data system.

In service since 2003, this instrument was funded in part by NSF grant CHE-0130862. The original AM-400 was partially funded by NIH grant S10 RR 03353-01 and NSF grant CHE 8703048.

AVQ-400

This instrument is set up with a Z-gradient 5 mm QNP (Quad Nucleus) probe for measuring proton, carbon, phosphorus and fluorine spectra without having to tune the probe. The probe is optimized for observing nuclei other than protons.

Equipment Description

  • Avance electronics console installed on the magnet previously part of a (1989) Bruker AMX-400.
  • BOSS 20 gradient shim system and sample transport, 2H lock. 2-Channel rf system. 1 MHz maximum sweep width.
  • Linux based data system.

In service since 2003, this instrument was funded in part by NSF grant CHE-0130862. The original AMX-400 magnet was partially funded by NSF grant HE79-26291-A02.

AV-300

This instrument is set up with a 5 mm Z-gradient dual 1H/13C probe, optimized for direct carbon observation. It is also possible to observe 2H and 19F.  A non-gradient inverse broad-band observe probe is also available.

Equipment Description

  • Avance electronics console installed on the magnet previously part of a (1992) Bruker AMX-300.
  • BOSS 20 gradient shim system and sample transport, 2H lock. 2-Channel rf system. 150 kHz maximum sweep width.
  • Linux based data system.

In service since 2003, this instrument was funded in part by NSF grant CHE-0130862. The original AMX-300 system was partially funded by NSF grant CHE 911557.

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