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NMR Facility

NMR

Houses high-field NMR spectrometers that serve to elucidate the structure, dynamics, interaction, and organization of molecules. Researchers across the disciplines of chemical science, materials science, biological science, and natural products research community rely on NMR spectroscopy for the structure and behaviors of their molecules. The facility serves approximately 40 UMass Amherst research groups, liberal arts colleges and community colleges across Western New England, and industrial research partners throughout the US.

Bruker AvanceIII 500

  • Open-access solution-state instrument in B622 Conte.
  • Equipped with a Prodigy(r) broadband probe and a 24-position autosampler.
  • Capable of detecting all the common NMR-active nucleii.
  • Capable of detecting diffusion of small to medium sized molecules.
  • Capable of a wide variety of multidimensional experiments.

Bruker AvanceIII 400

  • Open-access solution-state instrument in 075 LGRT.
  • Equipped with a Prodigy(r) broadband probe and a 24-position autosampler.
  • Capable of detecting all the active nuclei.
  • Capable of detecting diffusion of small to medium sized molecules.
  • Capable of a wide variety of multidimensional experiments.

Bruker AvanceIII 600 High-Res

  • Located in B342 Conte. For biomolecule study and advanced users.
  • Capable of detecting 1H and 13C with 15N, 31P, and 2H decoupling.
  • Equipped with CryoProbe, giving 4x better signal than a regular 600.
  • Equipped with a 60-position autosampler, suitable for high-thruput screening.
  • Capable of a wide variety of multidimensional experiments.
  • Equipped with limited variable temperature capability.

Bruker AvanceIII 600 Solid-State

  • Located in B342 Conte. For solid-state and diffusion experiments
  • 1.9mm quadruple-resonance probe is capable of high-speed (42kHz) MAS and equipped with 1H, 19F, 13C and 15N channels.
  • 4mm CP/MAS HX probe is capable of detecting 1H and 15N – 31P.
  • 4mm CP/MAS E-Free probe is specialized for salty biological samples, with minimal radiation heating.
  • Static PISEMA probe is ideal for oriented membrane peptide/protein studies.
  • Diff30 probe is ideal for the study of diffusion of large aggregates and in viscous/solid media.
  • Inverse HCN high-resolution probe is capable of 1H detection and 13C and 15N decoupling.

Agilent 700

  • Located in 082 LGRT. For biomolecule study and advanced users.
  • Capable of detecting 1H and 13C with 15N and 2H decoupling.
  • Equipped with Cold Probe, giving 4x better signal than a regular 700.
  • Capable of a wide variety of multidimensional experiments.
  • Equipped with limited variable temperature capability.
   
Campus Users - Hourly Rate
AV400 NMR (day) $13
AV400 NMR (night) $6.50
Agilent 700 (day) $30
Agilent 700 (night) $15
Bruker 500 (day) $14
Bruker 500 (night) $7
Bruker 600 - Solids (day) $15
Bruker 600 - Solids (night) $7.50
Bruker 600 - Cryoprobe (day) $24
Bruker 600 - Cryoprobe (night) $12
Outside Academic Users - Hourly Rate
AV400, Bruker 500 and 600 - Solids (day) $30
AV400, Bruker 500 and 600 - Solids (night) $15
Agilent 700 and Bruker 600 - Cryoprobe (day) $50
Agilent 700 and Bruker 600 - Cryoprobe (night) $25
Industrial Users - Hourly Rate
AV400, Bruker 500 and 600 - Solids (day) $125
AV400, Bruker 500 and 600 - Solids (night) $62.50
Agilent 700 and Bruker 600 - Cryoprobe (day) $160
Agilent 700 and Bruker 600 - Cryoprobe (night) $80
Industrial Users - Unassisted - Hourly Rate
AV400, Bruker 500 and 600 - Solids $50
Agilent 700 and Bruker 600 - Cryoprobe $50
All Users
Nighttime usage bulk discount rate for DPX300 and AV400 (>400 night hours) 50%
Bulk discount rate for DSX300, Infinity300, and Agilent 700 (>800 total hours) 50%
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.
Updated March 13, 2017

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Location

A328 Silvio O. Conte National Center for Polymer Research
University of Massachusetts Amherst
120 Governors Drive
Amherst, MA 01003

Facility Leadership

Polymer Science
Chemistry
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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