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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

This non-destructive technique can determine sample purity and monitor dynamic processes or chemical reactions.

Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) provides detailed information about molecular structure, and is possibly the most common analytical technique used in structure determination. It can also be used to determine sample purity and monitor dynamic processes or chemical reactions. It is a non-destructive analytical technique and requires only a few mg of material.

At Newcastle we are able to observe almost all NMR-active nuclei including (but not limited to) 1H, 7Li, 11B, 13C, 19F29Si,  31P, 119Sn and 195Pt. Our spectrometers are equipped with a range of NMR probes, and are able to analyse samples over a wide range of temperatures. 

The NMR staff at Newcastle are experienced in the handling and analysis of a wide range of organic and inorganic compounds; all have backgrounds in chemical research and are able to offer advice about the use of NMR for analysis.  The team are confident in the handling of extremely air/moisture sensitive samples and have a particular expertise in multinuclear Solution-State NMR.    

Newcastle University is able to offer a comprehensive selection of NMR experiments which can be used in conjunction with other analytical techniques, such as Solid-State NMR (SSNMR)Mass Spectrometry and Single Crystal XRD, to provide an in depth structural characterisation service.

We've used Newcastle University NMR Spectroscopy Service for over 10 years. Their wide range of 1D/2D NMR experiments with rapid turnarounds has been crucial for us and our clients.

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