Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility

The University of Cincinnati Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility is located in Crosley Tower in rooms 123 and 108. This facility supports the research of faculty and students in the Department of Chemistry, as well as other departments, universities, and industry. The NMR facility currently houses three solution NMR spectrometers ranging from 9.4 to 11.7 T. Contact Dr. Alex Greenwood (greenwa2@ucmail.uc.edu, 513-556-9211) for instrument training, experiment scheduling, or more information.

Instrumentation

Bruker NEO 400

Bruker NEO 400

Bruker NEO 400 (123 Crosley Tower)

Magnet: Bruker Ascend 9.4 T, 54 mm (narrow) bore, BOSS-3 36 shim system

Console: Bruker NEO 400, two rf channels, BLABBH500/100 2-channel amplifier system, automatic tuning and matching accessory, HPPR II preamplifier unit, BCU I VT control unit

Probes:

Bruker 5 mm SMART 15N-31P and 19F observe with 1H decoupling and observe, Z-axis PFG, VT range from 150 to +150 °C (PI HR-400-S1-BBF/H/D-5.0-Z SP)

Bruker 5 mm Quattro Nucleus (QNP) 31P/13C/15N and 1H, Z-axis PFG (PH QNP 400S1 P/C/N-H-D-05 Z) 

Computer: HP z440 running TopSpin 4.0.8 in CentOS 7.5.

Accessories: SampleXpress Lite autosampler (16 sample positions)

Bruker AV 400

Bruker AV 400

Bruker AV 400 (108 Crosley Tower)

Magnet: Bruker Ultrashield 9.4 T, 54 mm (narrow) bore, BOSS-1 20 shim system

Console: Bruker Avance I 400, two rf channels, BLA2BB150/60 2-channel amplifier system, automatic tuning and matching accessory, HPPR preamplifier unit, BCU 05 VT control unit

Probes:

Bruker 5 mm 15N-31P and 19F observe with 1H decoupling and observe, Z-axis PFG, VT range from -150 to +150 °C (PA BBO 400S1 BBF-H-D-05 Z)

Bruker 5 mm Inverse 15N-31P decoupling and observe with 1H decoupling and observe, Z-axis PFG, VT range from -150 to +150 °C (PH BBI 400S1 H-B-D-05 Z)

Computer: HP z420 running ICON-NMR/Topspin 2.1PL6 in CentOS 5.10

Accessories: SampleXpress Lite autosampler (16 sample positions)

Bruker DMX 500

Bruker DMX 500

Bruker DMX 500 (123 Crosley Tower)

Magnet: Bruker Spectrospin 11.7 T, 54 mm (narrow) bore

Console: Bruker DMX 500, three rf channels

Probes:

Bruker 5 mm Inverse 15N-31P decoupling and observe with 1H decoupling and observe, Z-axis PFG (PH BBI 500S2 H-BB-Z-05 Z)

Bruker 5 mM Inverse Triple resonance (TXI) 1H-13C/15N, Z-axis PFG

Computer: HP xw4100 running XWIN-NMR 3.5 in RedHat 7.3. 

People

Alex Greenwood, Manager
(greenwa2@ucmail.uc.edu, 513-556-9211)

Dr. Alex Greenwood serves as the manager of the UC NMR facility. Alex has a broad background in NMR spectroscopy, with experience applying multidimensional NMR to proteins, peptides, and small molecules in solution and in the solid state both using magic-angle spinning (MAS) and oriented-sample (OS) approaches. Generally, his focus has been on computational approaches for informing on the structures and binding properties of biomolecules. As a PhD student he applied NMR lineshape analysis to determine the catalytic and binding rates of isomerase enzymes. His more recent academic contributions include applying density functional theory (DFT)-based chemical shift calculations to solid-state NMR-based structure calculations of both proteins and pharmaceuticals.  

Rates

University of Cincinnati ($/hr)
Instrument 1-8 hr
 8-24 hr
 24+ hr
NEO 400 $6.00 $5.00 $3.00
AV 400      $6.00 $5.00 $3.00
DMX 500 $8.00 $6.00 $4.00
External ($/hr)
Instrument
Academic Industry
NEO 400 $10.00 $50.00
AV 400      $10.00 $50.00
DMX 500 $13.00 $60.00

Training and Resources

Software