Spectrometer status--what's busy, what's available right now! (On campus only!)
Check the status of our BACS autosamplers:
We manage five shared NMR instruments:
There are two Avance 400's in 104 SBC, one with an H/C/P/N QNP gradient probe, and one with a broadband gradient probe. The second instrument, part of KU's NIH-funded center of excellence in Chemical Methodology and Library Development is equipped with a 60 position BACS sample changer for conventional NMR tubes. It also has BBI and FI gradient probes, and a flow injection BEST system. We have also implemented the ERETIC experiment under automation with this system, for automated determination of absolute solution concentration with the sample changer.
A third Bruker DRX-400 with a H/C/P/F QNP gradient probe in 3002 Malott Hall is managed principally for self-service rapid turnaround of routine samples. Most graduate students whose projects involve synthesis or chemical characterization are trained to use one or more of the 400 instruments in their studies. Accessibility of these instruments is excellent (ordinarily the same day the sample is prepared). In addition to the host workstations on the instruments, the lab also houses three PC's running Bruker's NMR Suite.
In B042 Malott, we have a three channel Bruker DRX 500 with broadband, inverse triple resonance, and high resolution magic angle spinning (HR-MAS) probes, and an NMR-CASE sample changer. The instrument also has an MAS controller, a modified BCU-05 temperature bath for low temperature MAS operation, and a liquid nitrogen boiloff variable temperature controller. The B042 lab also houses an Avance AV-III 500 with a dual carbon/proton (CPDUL) cryoprobe and a 60 position BACS sample changer. This instrument is used primarly under ICON-NMR automation and PDF plot files and binary data can be emailed directly to the requestor as soon as the experiments are finished.
Additionally, we recently added a Bruker EMXplus EPR spectrometer. Check back for more information about our new EPR spectrometer. Finally, we work closely with the COBRE Bio-NMR lab to maintain our high field (800 & 600 MHz) spectrometers and with the ssNMR lab to get a new solid state NMR facility up and off the ground.