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NMR Service (and prices)

This NMR facility offers several different type of services.

NMR facility self-service

The most common service is self-service. This is available for all properly training and authorized personnel.

The price for self-service internal solution-state users is $10/h, $25/h for academic non-profit users; for solid-state samples, $12/h (internal users). Concessions may be available for long-term experiments or special arrangements upon request.

NMR facility involvement

If you have already decided that you wish to have NMR service, then there are many options how much we can be involved in your project. Many frequent users prefer to do a lot of the steps (sample preparation according to the guidelines shown at by themselves (NMR data acquisition, NMR data processing, NMR analysis, presentation of the results), but there are also other users, often the infrequent or off-campus users), that prefer the NMR staff to be involved in several or all steps.

The price for this service starts at $25/h for solution-state samples ($25/sample minimum).

For solid-state NMR, prices depend on the degree of NMR facility involvement, starting at $30/h ($30/sample minimum). For full service, due to the complexity of the experiments, high cost of consumables, long time commitment and long data acquisition times, expect prices of $300/sample.

The prices for industrial users depend on the complexity of the project and the time commitment involved for the NMR facility. Expect prices of $500+/project.

For those potential users, who are unsure yet whether NMR can be of benefit for them, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

NMR liquid sample submission guidelines

It is possible to submit samples in solid, liquid, or gaseous form. Most samples will be measured in liquid form in specially made NMR tubes. We can prepare the sample to NMR specifications if you would like us to do it. Usually, a certain percentage of deuterated solvents are necessary that may not be readily available for everybody.

1. To analyze liquids, a sample of 650 ul - 1 ml per sample is requested. For solid-state samples, 100 mg is requested. For samples that need to be dissolved in a liquid, the sample size should usually be a few mg, either in solid form or in liquid form. For 13C or 32P measurements, a little more (~20mg) is better as these nuclei have less sensitivity.

2. Please personally deliver or have a mail service deliver the samples to the NMR laboratory; the address is on our main Chemistry webpage. Make sure that the samples are sufficiently secure that they do not pose a hazard to anybody, including hazards from broken glass! Be especially careful if there is a possibility that personell other than knowledgeable researchers transport the samples or may have opportunities to get in contact with them. For transport, 3 (three) layers of packaging are requested, e.g., sample is in small vials with the top secured with parafilm, in a sealable bag such as a Ziploc bag, in a box.

Most routine samples can be measured on the day they are received, if it is requested that the NMR staff should be involved. We can also process, analyze and sent you the result in PDF-format by email on the same day!

NMR solid sample submission guidelines

For best results, the sample should be a dry fine powder. Usually around 200 mg of sample is enough, but could be a little as 12 mg, but it is better to have more. It is possible to measure samples that are not dry fine powder, but sample preparation is more involved and data analysis may be more complex.

We are looking forward to working with you!

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