NMR Facility

Instrumentation 

The Washington University High-Resolution NMR Facility is located in Louderman 355 (314-935-6669) and Lab Sciences 240 (314-935-9411). The Facility houses five modern multi-nuclear Varian spectrometers with field strengths from 7.05-14.1 Tesla. The spectrometers are equipped with Red Hat Linux Enterprise computers and are networked to the Chemistry Computing Facility (CCF) for offline data archival and processing. The CCF supports NMR processing software provided by Varian and third party vendors.

Online Schedule for NMR Instruments

NMR Instrument Online Schedule (New)
Please use this new Online Schedule for reserving NMR time

Varian Unity Inova-600

5 rf channels with pulsed field gradient and waveform generators. Probes include:

  • 5 mm 3 axis gradient triple resonance
  • 3 mm gradient triple resonance
  • 5 mm reverse problem (15N-31P)
  • 5 mm broadband (15N-31P)
  • 5 and 10 mm 1H imaging probes
     

Varian Unity Inova-500

4 rf channels with pulsed field gradient and waveform generators. Probes include:

  • 5 mm gradient reverse probe
  • 5 mm Bio-quad gradient probe
  • 5 mm broadband probe (15N-31P)
  • 10 mm broadband probe (15N-31P)


Varian Unity Plus-300

2 rf channels and pulsed field gradient waveform generators . Probes include:

  • 5 mm gradient broadband probe (15N-31P)
  • 5 mm gradient reverse probe (15N-31P)
  • 10 mm broadband probe (15N-31P)
     

Varian Unity Plus-300

4 rf channels with pulsed field gradient and waveform generators. Probes include:

  • 5 mm gradient reverse probe
  • 5 mm Bio-quad gradient probe
  • 5 mm broadband probe (15N-31P)
  • 10 mm broadband probe (15N-31P)
     

Varian Mercury-300

  • 2 rf channels with pulsed field gradient
  • 5 mm gradient broadband probe (1H, 19F, 13C, 31P)

 

Online Schedule for NMR Instruments

If you have not yet registered your online account for the new NMR Instrument Online Schedule, please create a new account. Once you complete the registration for your new account, the system will send you an account activation email. If you don't receive the email within one hour of your registration, please check your spam or junk folder, sometimes the email ends up as spam or junk.

NMR Instrument online Schedule

 

Services Offered

  • 24/7 access to NMR spectrometers and software
  • Hands-on education in the use and application of NMR technology to assess spectral assignment, molecular dynamics, and structure. The staff is generally available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday for Facility users.
  • implementation of traditional and newly developed NMR methods for use by the user base
  • collaborative research opportunities through Facility Staff
  • Facility staff will provide NMR services (data interpretations, recommendations) for a fee to any person or organization.
     

Becoming a user

Any prospective NMR Facility users (student, private industry, government, etc.) should contact either Dr. Jeff Kao or Dr. Manmilan Singh.


Academic Rate Schedules

Spectrometer Time Usage Current Rate
User does own work > 300 hrs contiguous per month $8/hr
  100-229 hrs per month $10-/hr
  70-99 hrs per month     $15/hr
  60-69 hrs per month $16/hr
  50-59 hrs per month $17/hr
  40-49 hrs per month $18/hr
  30-39 hrs per month $19/hr
  < 30 hrs per month $20/hr
Facility performs service non-collaborative $45/hr
  collaborative $20/hr
Computer Workstations CPU interactive $10/hr

For industrial user rates, please contact the facility director.

Staff

Manmilan Singh, Director
Office: McMillen 421
Phone: 314-935-4715
E-mail: msingh@wustl.edu

Jeff Kao, Senior NMR Spectroscopist
PhD, University of Arizona, 1983. Development and application of modern two- and three-dimensional reverse-detected NMR spectroscopy to the studies of biomolecules, including conformational analysis of DNA, structure-activity relationship of biologically active peptides.
Office: McMillen 423
Phone: 314-935-6833
E-mail: kao@wustl.edu