Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, most commonly known as NMR spectroscopy, is a research technique that exploits the magnetic properties of certain atomic nuclei. It determines the physical and chemical properties of atoms or the molecules in which they are contained. It relies on the phenomenon of nuclear magnetic resonance and can provide detailed information about the structure, dynamics, reaction state, and chemical environment of molecules. The intramolecular magnetic field around an atom in a molecule changes the resonance frequency, thus giving access to details of the electronic structure of a molecule. Most frequently, NMR spectroscopy is used by chemists and biochemists to investigate the properties of organic molecules, although it is applicable to any kind of sample that contains nuclei possessing spin.

UTEP NMR Facility

The UTEP NMR Facility is equipped with state-of-the-art JEOL 600 MHz and Bruker 400 MHz spectrometers (CCSB G.0701). In addition, the facility houses a Bruker 300 MHz spectrometer, which is primarily used for organo silicon and tin NMR spectroscopy (PSCI 103). UTEP NMR Facility is capable of conducting experiments from basic 1D to advanced 2D techniques such as COSY, NOESY, HMQC, TOCSY, ROESY, etc.

How to Become a User

Any prospective NMR Facility users (student, faculty, postdoc, technician, private industry, government, etc.) should contact the NMR Facility manager.