The Facility & Equipment
Our facility spans three locations, supporting a total of five NMR spectrometers and one EPR spectrometer
Facility staff provide training to operate the instruments, process data, and prepare samples. We hold two types of regular training: Level1 covers use of the autosampler-equipped spectrometers, and Level2 covers manual operation of the other spectrometers. Under COVID, all training is conducted one-one-one with the facility manager, and scheduling is arranged on an individual basis. Training for specific techniques (such as “variable temperature” operation) is available by arrangement with the facility manager.
“I reserve instrument time for an extended period, then use it to manually run experiments that require extra attention and time. I may leave it to run unattended for several hours, perhaps at high or low temperature.”
Very soon, all the instruments in the UChicago Chemistry NMR Facility will be equipped with autosamplers, including the manually-operated ones. Two questions may come to mind: How? Why?
The software running 500-3 and which will be running 600-1 is version 4.2.0 of Topspin. It works mostly the same as the Topspin we’ve been using, but there are some important differences to note. This post covers some of the key differences you’ll encounter right away.
SUMMARY The data availability scheme for the NMR facility has improved in several ways, beginning in December 2021. See: https://voices.uchicago.edu/chemnmr/data/ for specific instructions. New spectra are now automatically copied to datastations nmr15/50 and nmr8/60...