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NMR Spectroscopy

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility


The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility of the Department of Chemistry is available for students, staff, post-doctoral fellows, faculty and all community at West Virginia University. 

The NMR facility includes three superconducting NMR spectrometers: one 600 MHz INOVA Unity (Varian), one 400 MHz DD2 Agilent, and one 400 MHz JEOL (JNM-ECZ400S).  

The 400 MHz Agilent and 400 MHz JEOL NMR instruments were installed in 2012 and 2016, respectively (Clark Hall, room 422) and dedicated to provide modern Fourier Transform (FT)  NMR access for undergraduate teaching and to support research. 

Both NMR instruments will be heavily used by graduate students for structure elucidation of their reaction products on a routine basis by acquiring 1D and 2D NMR spectra like 1H, 13C, 19F, 31P, 11B, Homonuclear decoupling, APT, DEPT, 1D TOCSY, 1D NOESY, 1D ROESY, gCOSY, gDQCOSY, zTOCSY, NOESY/ROESY,  gHSQCAD, gHMBCAD, gHSQC-TOCSY etc.

The 600 MHz NMR instrument was installed in 2003 (Clark Hall, room 113) and primarily dedicated for structural elucidation of small and large organic molecules, and natural products, as well as biomolecules such as proteins, carbohydrates etc. using 1D and 2D NMR techniques. 

All researchers using any NMR instruments are charged based on established WVU Chemistry NMR Usage Fee policy. The account holder will be informed about the charged fee once a month. This money will be used to cover all costs of operation including cryogens (liquid helium and nitrogen), software, and other incidental repairs. 

Reservation of NMR time is done online, using the  Faces Scheduling System software. Accessing the NMR instruments require prior training and having a personalized user account by the NMR Facility staff. 


Collaborative research opportunities with the Faculty in the Department of Chemistry at WVU 
The NMR Facility staff provides training in instrument operation, and can assist in the planning of experiments and interpretation of spectra.

The NMR Facility staff can provide remote processing of your one or two-dimensional NMR data (1D &2D) using the ACD/1D&2D Processor. You can receive the 1D or 2D NMR spectra in TIFF or GIF formats via email (in order to insert these spectra in your manuscripts or presentations).