Nuclear magnetic resonance

The nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) facility is located in room C117 of the Chemistry Building.

It houses two NMR spectrometers:

  • A Bruker AVANCE III 400MHz, with sample changer (SampleXpress, 60 positions)
  • A Bruker AVANCE III 600MHz, with sample changer (SampleXpress Lite, 16 positions) and BCU variable temperature controller.

The sample changer allows the pre-loading of samples and automatic operation 24 hours a day.

Both instruments were commissioned in 2011.

The instruments are routinely used for 1D and 2D determination of the chemical structure of small molecules in solution, kinetic studies of organic molecules and sample purity determinations. Most experiments measure 1H and 13C nuclei, however 31P, 19F and other nuclei are also accessible.

The Bruker AVANCE III 600MHz spectrometer can also accommodate a HR-MAS probe (High Resolution Magic Angle Spinning) suitable for the observation of mobile species in the presence of solids, polymers or gels.

Equipment contact

Equipment Location Contact
Bruker BioSpin Avance III (400MHz) ABRF - Chemistry Monica Rossignoli
(02) 4921 6545
Bruker BioSpin Avance III (600MHz) ABRF - Chemistry

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