Chemistry NMR Facilities 

The University of Utah's Chemistry Department has three solution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometers available for researchers: the Unity-300, Inova-400, and VXR-500.

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Major Equipment: Liquids NMR

Chemistry NMR Facility instruments were all manufactured by Varian and include one Unity-class 300 MHz (1H) four-channel (1H, 19F, 13C, 31P) spectrometer named Unity300, one 400 MHz (1H) two-channel (1H, X-low-band, wherein X-low-band refers to all nuclei up to a resonance frequency of 31P) Inova-class spectrometer named Inova400, and a 500 MHz (1H) two-channel VXR-class spectrometer (1H, X-low-band) named VXR500.  The Unity300 instrument is a 1980’s instrument that remains quite serviceable and provide facile access not only to 1H and 13C detection, but also 19F and 31P detection. The Inova400 console was installed in 1990, and features both wide-range VT capabilities (-100°C to +100°C) and a broadband direct detection probe (15N to 31P). The VXR500 instrument is a 1980’s vintage NMR instrument that provides relatively high-sensitivity 1H walkup NMR access with workable direct detection of 13C.

In Early 2019 a new Bruker Neo 300 MHz instrument (neo300) will be available for research and laboratory course supoport in the Crocker Science Center.  This instrument is a two-channel, 1H/X, wherein X is anything up to 31P.  The instrument features an autoloading carousel with 24 positions, and automated tuning, shimming, and data processing.


Departmental Rates:

$16.25/hour, M-F from 9am-6pm

$9.75/hour, all other times

Commercial RATES:

Please contact Peter Flynn (801-581-3828) for details.

D.M. Grant NMR Center  


The D.M. Grant NMR Center currently has five operating instruments, supporting research involving both liquid/solution phase sample and solid-state materials.  For solutions studies, the Center has two instruments operating at 500 MHz (1H), and one instrument at 800 MHz (1H). The Center has a wide ranges of NMR probes, supporting acquisition of NMR spectra for all of the common nuclei (1H, 13C, 2H, 31P, 19F, 10B, etc).


Last Updated: 12/11/18