The Natural Products and Small Molecule Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NPSM NMR) Facility provides state-of-the-art instrumentation for chemistry-related researchers throughout the OSU campus and the State of Oregon. In 2009, the facility was completely upgraded with three new nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers. The National Science Foundation (Award Number: CHE-0722319), the Murdock Charitable Trust (Award Number: 2005265) and Oregon State University provided over 1.5 million dollars in generous financial support. Over 50 users from multiple departments throughout the campus and beyond utilize this facility.
The centerpiece is a Bruker Avance III 700 MHz NMR - a 2-channel spectrometer with a 5mm proton/carbon cyro-probe with z-axis gradient (this spectrometer is currently running Topspin 2.1 software). A 5mm Broadband Observe and a 5mm Broadband Inverse probe both with z-axis gradient are also available for use on this spectrometer. This instrument is one of the most sensitive carbon-detecting magnets in the world - capable of measuring a high quality carbon spectrum on 1000+ molecular weight samples as small as 0.1 mg.
Bruker 700 MHz Avance III Spectrometer with carbon-optimized cryoprobe
Additionally, two new 400 MHz NMR's were purchased for more routinue spectroscopic needs. (1) Bruker DPX-400, a 2-channel spectrometer with a 5mm Broadband Observe (including 19F) probe with z-axis gradient. This spectrometer is currently running Topspin 2.1 software. (2) Bruker DPX-400, a 2 channel spectrometer with both 5mm Broadband Observe and a 5mm Broadband Inverse probe both with z-axis gradient. This spectrometer is currently running Topspin 1.3 software.
Two Bruker 400 MHz DPX-400 Spectrometers
For NMR data workup, there are four networked data processing workstations running Bruker Topspin 1.3. The operating systems for the work stations and the spectrometers will be upgraded to Bruker Topspin 3 in Summer 2010. The NMR facility is currently located in the Linus Pauling Science Center.
The NMR facility provides outside, fee-for-service spectroscopy and data collection for a range of local businesses, colleges and universities. This service includes 1H / 13C / 19F / 31P NMR data on sampled submitted to the facility director - Rodger Kohnert (tel: 541-737-6752). Anyone interested in utilizing the facilty's service is encouraged to contact Mr. Kohnert via email or telephone for additional information. Fee structures are covered in the OSU Fee Book under "College of Science" and "Department of Chemistry." The current Chair of the NMR User committee is Professor Rich Carter.
Click here to see the NMR Dedication Article in Life @ OSU