Here’s a tip for you when acquiring long experiments manually: use the Autoshim feature. Located in the BSMS control window, clicking “Start” will ensure your shim quality stays good over long periods (~4+ hours). But when you’re done, be sure to click “Start” again to toggle it off, or else it’ll continue operating when the next user is trying to run, which will surprise them and give them inconvenience.
Tweaks have been made to all default 1H and 13C 1D and 2D experiment parameter sets so they have been tested as effective and are the same on all spectrometers. If you have a 10mg properly-prepared sample, you are assured of getting good data using default parameters with these experiments no matter which instrument you use.
500-1 is open, supporting walkup experiments in Searle. It’s outfitted with a different probe to provide better 13C sensitivity and capabilities of observing 31P, 11B, 195Pt, and more. Spectra are shown for a standard 10 mg/mL sample of carvone to provide a visual basis for comparison.
The new 400-2 is ready for use! With this upgrade, the spectrometer has transformed into an automated high-throughput engine for routine data acquisition. “Routine” now includes a variety of standard 2D experiments, plus 1D experiments for a growing assortment of NMR-active nuclei.