The Mississippi State NMR Center houses Bruker AVANCE III 300 MHz, Bruker AVANCE III 500 MHz, Bruker AVANCE III 600 MHz, and a Bruker EMX-10 EPR Spectrometer. This core magnetic research facility supports the department's faculty and student research efforts. NMR is used to study the structure, interaction, and kinetics of molecules. It has the added advantage of allowing a non destructive and quantitative study of the molecules in the solution state.
The 300 MHz NMR is equipped with both a broadband (BBFO) probe as well as an inverse triple resonance (TBI). It is a 2-channel system and can be used for detection of multiple nuclei, from 109Ag to 31P.
The 500 MHz NMR is equipped with a broadband probe. Similar to the 300 MHz, it has two channels for simultaneous detection and decoupling of two nuclei. The 500 MHz system is also equipped with a low-temperature attachment for measurement of samples down to 77 K.
The 600 MHz NMR is equipped with a 4-channel biomolecular cryoprobe (QCI) for observation of 1H while decoupling 13C, 15N, and/or 31P. This system is ideal for detection of samples containing labeled proteins or DNA, but it is also useful for analysis of organic compounds at very low concentrations.
The Bruker EMX-10 EPR is an X-band continuous wave spectrometer and is equipped with variable temperature cryostats for operation from 77-300K. This instrument is suitable for the study of organic radicals and paramagnetic transition metal centers.
Scheduling and Policies
Users interested in recieving training on the NMR instruments should contact Dr. Snow Xu. Dr. Xu will assist you with setting up an account and learning to use the instrumentation. All users are required to adhere to the NMR Facility Policies. Users who violate the policies risk losing their access to the facility.
Instrument scheduling is done using the Faces Scheduling System, hosted at the University of Georgia.