Advanced structural analysis: liquids, soluble solids
Please contact Dr. Lawrence Alemany (email@example.com) for training. Users must have prior experience on the 400 MHz spectrometer.
Bruker 500 MHz NMR spectrometer for solution state work requiring higher resolution, higher sensitivity, and specialized analyses (for example, variable temperature and two-dimensional work) with a variety of probes (no cryoprobes). This spectrometer has by far the best broadband, solution state NMR capabilities at Rice (for example, for studying nuclei such as 11B, 27Al, 29Si, and 77Se in addition to more commonly studied nuclei such as 13C, 15N, and 31P; note that 19F work cannot be done with 1H decoupling). The spectrometer is also capable of fast magic angle spinning analyses of solids (usually involving non-integral spin quadrupolar nuclei).
Instrument rules: Spectrometer time may be reserved on the FOM calendar in accordance with the accompanying document below; if no one else needs to use the spectrometer, you may add to your reserved time period and continue using the spectrometer until someone else does want to use it.
Specialized solution state work takes priority on the 500 MHz spectrometer. Please contact Dr. Alemany (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your research needs and to schedule instrument time for variable temperature work or unusually long experiments. In general, plan on scheduling long, unattended blocks of time overnight and on weekends. Variable temperature work will be scheduled with Dr. Alemany so that the needed nitrogen can be ordered. Variable temperature work will normally be scheduled to start no later than 9 AM because several hours will almost certainly be required; variable temperature work will normally be done on a weekday so that Dr. Alemany can be present for specialized instruction or assistance, as needed.
Dr. Alemany reserves the right to schedule the instrument as needed for training, specialized work, maintenance, etc.
Nonprimetime is 9pm - 7am and weekends