Nuclear Magnetic Resonance


The value of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Shared Resource (NMR-SR)’s services (also included in the Purdue Interdepartmental NMR Facility) to PCCR membership is critical because these instruments provide wide-ranging NMR capabilities that effectively serve the needs of PCCR’s multidisciplinary faculty. The synthetic chemist requires access to an NMR spectrometer on a daily basis and immediate knowledge of the results. It is also important that the structural biologist have routine access to characterize protein samples, execute titrations and conduct the large number of experiments required for structure determination.

The NMR-SR staff oversees ten NMR spectrometers ranging in field strength from 300 MHz to 800 MHz. All spectrometers are available 24/7 on a charge-back basis to individual researchers in the capacity of either “walk on” usage as required by synthetic chemists, or long-term reservations as needed for biological NMR spectroscopy. The NMR-SR spectrometers are able to perform the entire gamut of modern NMR techniques needed by PCCR investigators in areas of chemistry and medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, biology and biological/biomedical engineering. The available instrumentation and expertise provide convenient, reliable and cost-effective service to multidisciplinary research in areas as diverse as protein and structural biology, organic chemistry and metabolomics.

The NMR-SR has qualified personnel from PhD-level scientific knowledge of NMR spectroscopy for service and repair of magnets, electronics and information technology (IT). In addition, Purdue’s NMR-SR staff excels in training new users and provides the expertise in the NMR-SR for supporting this necessary collaborative research. Overall, through its PCCR and institutionally supported facilities and staff, the NMR-SR provides a convenient, reliable and cost-effective service for PCCR members.


Status of current NMR spectrometers

Services and Pricing

Service PCCR Non-PCCR
300 MHz $6.40 $11.70
400 MHz $8.50 $15.60
500 MHz $11.70 $19.50
600 MHz $12.70 $23.40
800 MHz $17.00 $31.10

Contact Information and Location

Carol Post
Shared Resource Director

John S. Harwood
Shared Resource Manager
Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry, Room 365B