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.
- Varian 500 MHz now setup for 1H and 13C (1D and 2D)
The Varian 500 is back to its pre-summer 2018 configuration, where it is good for long 13C experiments, 1H and 2D experiments.
- The Varian 400 (room 37) now does 1H, 19F, and 31P – no need to book anymore!
The Varian 400 in room 37 has now been set up to do 1H, 19F, and 31P automatically. As these are all fast experiments, there is no need to sign up for time any more. Just go ahead and run. If someone is waiting, limit yourself to two samples.
- 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!
- 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 http://nmr.chem.mcgill.ca/en/nmr/manuals. Get the addons themselves by emailing Robin.