McGill Chemistry NMR/EPR Facility

The NMR/EPR facility in the McGill Chemistry Department has five solution NMR spectrometers ranging between 300 and 500 MHz, a 400 MHz solid-state NMR spectrometer, and an X band EPR spectrometer. In addition, a 500 MHz NMR spectrometer that is part of the Quebec/Eastern Canada High Field NMR Facility has been temporarily moved into the Chemistry NMR facility while building renovations are being made to its original location.

The facility is capable of running most experiments of interest to the research chemist. Request for information should be addressed to Dr. Robin Stein. We offer services to both University and outside users.

  • QANUC 500 instructions for tuning updated

    To get the best results from the QANUC 500, you should tune on your sample. This is done automatically with the Protune module, if you choose the experiment Proton_withtuning. Do this before a 2D experiment, if your sample is not concentrated, or if you are doing quantitative work. You don’t need to run the experiment Proton – you can drag this to the trash. Instructions are on the manuals page.

  • Varian 400 is up again and does 1H, 13C, and 19F!

    The Varian 400, in room 37, is up again! It’s now set up for 13C, 1H, and 19F. It’s pretty quick because there is no need to tune. New booking rules are at the instrument page.  Manuals and a description of the possible experiments are at the manuals page.

  • McGill Topspin addons updated

    The McGill TopSpin addons have been updated.  These are plot layouts and automation routines which simplify and improve processing.  Instructions are available at  Get the addons themselves by emailing Robin.

  • Electricity shutdown Friday, Sept. 21 8-11 AM

    There will be a power outage in the NMR rooms on Friday, Sept. 21 from 9 to 11 AM.  The instruments will be turned off beginning at 8 AM.

    As far as I know, only the NMR rooms are affected.

  • Mnova licenses have been updated

    We’ve got the Mnova licenses for 2018-2019.  The old ones will still work, but if Mestrelab introduces a new version of software, you’ll need the new ones.  Ask Robin for the new licenses if you don’t have them.