AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE CENTRE

STAFF, SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT

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POLICY

The Centre provides a service in NMR spectroscopy to the University community at large and users external to the University where appropriate. This service includes access to modern NMR equipment, service spectra for occasional users, training in NMR methods for regular users and consultation on applications of NMR.


STAFF

Chris Blake NMR Manager room 1.144, building 138
(Maintenance, Training, Technical Support, Software and Network)
Phone 6125 8074
Email Chris.Blake at anu.edu.au

Peta Simmonds Senior Technical Officer room 1.145, building 138
(Technical Support, Maintenance and Training)
Phone 6125 3731
Email peta at rsc.anu.edu.au


SPECTROMETERS

The Centre has five Bruker and one Varian a.k.a. Agilent NMR spectrometers that cover a range of frequencies and nuclei and a diversity of applications.

AVANCE 800
Building 138.   Installed: April 2014.

  • Research grade instrument with cryoprobe, capable of performing advanced multidimensional experiments.

 

AVANCE 700
Building 138.   Installed: December 2015.

  • Research grade instrument with BBO probe and Samplecase sample changer.

 

AVANCE 600
Building 138.   INOVA 600 Installed: September 1996, Avance console with cryoprobe installed February 2007.
New Ascend magnet installed March 2014.

  • Research grade instrument capable of performing advanced multidimensional experiments.

 

AVANCE 400
Room 3.66.   Installed: 17 September 2013.
Nanobay AVIII console with SampleExpress sample changer.

  • Broadband probe with automatic tuning and matching.
AVANCE 400
Room 2.66.   Installed: 14 February 2014.
Nanobay AVIII console with SampleExpress sample changer.
  • Broadband probe with automatic tuning and matching.

 

MR 400
Building 138.   Installed: October 2009.
Auto-switchable (1H/13C/31P/19F) - broadband probe for routine one-dimensional and two-dimensional spectra.

 

The spectrometers are supported by workstations and a range of peripherals and software.


TRAINING

Training on the spectrometers may be arranged by a direct request to Peta Simmonds or Chris Blake. If sending an email to request training, please email both of us in case one of us is away. Formal training requires a minimum of 1 hour.

It is the policy of the Centre to encourage all users to operate the spectrometers, however new users are not permitted to operate the spectrometers until they have had a training session with an NMR Centre staff member. The Centre does provide a limited service for occasional users.


BOOKING PROCEDURES

Time on the Avance 600, 700 and 800 spectrometers is reserved using a separate booking system. You will need to request a user ID in order to start using this system. On instruments with an automatic sample changer, you do not book time. You simply submit your sample to the queue and come back when it has been run.

Please note that on spectrometers using a booking system, if you have not arrived 10 minutes after your scheduled starting time, other users are entitled to use part or all of your booked time. Also, if you do not require some or all of your booked time, please adjust the schedule accordingly so that other people can use the spectrometer.

Any user requiring training, specialised equipment or sophisticated experiments should discuss their needs with UNMRC staff before booking time.


SAMPLES AND SAMPLE PREPARATION

All regular users are required to prepare their own samples. All samples must be clearly labelled with the name of the user, the material, hazards (if any) and the solvent. Samples should be collected as soon as possible after the experiment is completed.

The Centre advises all users to take particular care of the NMR tubes. Any scratches or mistreatment of the tubes such as drying in an oven will make high resolution spectra impossible to obtain.


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