NMR Spectroscopy

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    We are currently in Phase 3 of our ramp up plan, which means that core research facilities may begin allowing non-ASRC users on a limited basis, with up to 50% building occupancy allowed. Please review our plan for increasing on-site research activity following NYS PAUSE and check back regularly for status updates.

The ASRC Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility features three state-of-the-art Bruker AVANCE III HD NMR spectrometers operating at 600, 700, and 800 MHz suitable for the full complement of biomolecular NMR studies.  All three spectrometers are equipped with either cryogenically-cooled or room temperature probes offering a wide range of 1H, 13C, 15N, 19F, 31P, and 2H NMR capabilities.

Equipped with refrigerated sample changers and remote operation capabilities, each of these instruments is able to independently run through 24 (SampleCase) or 600 (SampleJet) samples with limited user involvement.

Additional resources include i) two laser systems dedicated for studies of photoreceptors or other photochemical systems, ii) a high-pressure system for acquiring NMR data at pressures up to 2500 bar, and iii) 1.6-mm HXY magic-angle-spinning (MAS) probe for solid-state NMR experiments, capable of sample MAS rates of up to 40 kHz, for use with the 600 MHz spectrometer.

To view a full list of the instruments available in the NMR Facility, please click here.

We encourage researchers to get trained to become a user of the facility. Click here to find instructions and the forms necessary to become a user. A full list of instrument user rates can be found here.

To inquire about any of the instruments, or for availability, please contact NMR Facility Manager James Aramini at jaramini@gc.cuny.edu or via telephone at 212.413.3234 for further information.