Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Facility – Centre for Chemical Analysis, Research and Training (C-CART) – CREAIT Network

Research Facility



Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Facility - Centre for Chemical Analysis, Research and Training (C-CART) - CREAIT Network
Memorial University
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

Solution-state NMR, solid-state NMR and micro-imaging facility. We provide training for users as well as technical support. Samples can also be submitted to our staff for analysis by infrequent internal or external users.

All instruments are user run with training provided by research assistants and are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. There is also a sample service for infrequent users. All data workup is done off-line from the instruments on networked PCs utilizing various software packages. One and two dimensional experiments are available with menu driven data acquisition and macro driven data workup.

C-CART provides research support, training and chemical analysis services, to undergraduate and graduate students, university researchers, government agencies and private sector R&D companies. The instruments associated with C-CART are grouped into five service areas: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), X-Ray Crystallography (XRD), Mass Spectrometry, Materials Characterization, and Optical Spectroscopy.

  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Engineering - Agricultural, Forest, Environmental, Mining, Mineral
  • Engineering - Chemical, Nuclear, Other
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Marine/Ocean Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
  • Agriculture, Animal Science and Food
  • Chemical Industries
  • Clean Technology
  • Education
  • Energy (Renewable and Fossil)
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Forestry and Forest-Based Industries
  • Health Care and Social Services
  • Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment
  • Mining, Minerals and Metals
  • Ocean Industries

Contacts



Celine Schneider
cmschnei@mun.ca
7098643134
Research Laboratory Associate
Céline Schneider
7098643134
Research Laboratory Associate

Brent Myron
7098646798
Manager of Operations - CREAIT Network

Equipment



Bruker AVANCE II 600 MHz multiprobe/solid-state/micro-imaging NMR spectrometer
Bruker
AVANCE II 600 MHz

This state-of-the-art instrument is equipped with high-resolution, solid-state and micro-imaging capabilities, enabling a wide range of materials to be researched, from proteins and inorganic solids characterization to diffusion coefficients measurements. Each system comes with specific probes to cover a large variety of nuclei and experiments.

High-resolution:

  • Inverse triple resonance probe, VT, Z-gradient for 1H observation with 13C, 15N decoupling
  • 19F/1H dual probe with 1H decoupling, Z-gradient, VT

Solid-State:

  • Flat coil dual-tuned probe for 1H to 15N/31P cross-polarization
  • Flat coil triple tuned CP probe: 1H/19F/2H
  • Triple-tuned CP/MAS probe with VT : 1H/13C/15N
  • Triple-tuned CP/MAS probe with VT: 1H/31P/13C
  • Triple-tuned CP/MAS probe with VT :1H/19F/X (X=15N-31P)

Micro-imaging:

VT, actively shielded gradients probehead with exchangeable:

  • 1H solenoid insert for 2 mm samples
  • 1H RF inserts for 5 and 10 mm samples
  • 2H/1H insert for 5 mm samples
  • Z-gradient coil for diffusion application
2006

Bruker AVANCE III 300 MHz NMR spectrometer
Bruker
AVANCE III 300 MHz

This walk-up access instrument is equipped with a broad-band probe and an autosampler arm to accommodate a wide variety of potential experiments and observable nuclei, with all standard 1D and 2D gradient experiments as well as scheduled variable temperature capabilities.

  • BACS auto-sampler, 60 positions.
  • Bruker BBFO for 1H, 19F, 31P to 15N observe
  • All standard 1D and 2D gradients experiments
  • VT range: -80C to +130C
  • Software: Topspin 3.0 with ICON.

Please see this link for a non-exhaustive list of possible techniques.

Thanks to the autosampler arm, access to the instrument is set up on a first-come, first-serve basis. Other considerations are summarized here.

2010

Bruker AVANCE 500 MHz NMR spectrometer
Bruker
AVANCE 500 MHz

The instrument has been set up with user modifiable macros for common 1D and 2D experiments and selective excitation routines.

  • Bruker TXI inverse triple resonance probe, Z-gradient for 1H observation with 13C, 15N decoupling
  • All standard 1D and 2D gradients experiments
  • VT range: -80C to +130C
  • Software: Topspin 1.2

Please see this link for a list of possible experiments.

Use of the NMR 500 must be booked on the C-CART Scheduler in advance. Rules for use of this instrument are summarized at this link.

1999

Date submitted: Wed, Sep 12, 2018 11:38 AM
Date updated: Wed, Sep 12, 2018 9:36 PM

2018-09-12T21:36:47+00:00