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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility|Department of Chemistry

Guidelines for NMR Users

Instrument time is allocated as follows:


Bruker Avance III 400:

Monday and Wednesday

8 am – 1 pm
No sign up. First come, first served.
Delays to other users should not exceed 20 minutes.
1 pm – 5 pm
Sign up after 8:00 am on the same day for a maximum of 40 minutes (four 10 minutes time slots) per user.
5 pm – 7 pm
Schedule up to one day in advance for a maximum of two hours (twelve 10 minute time slots) per user.
7 pm – 10 pm
Sign up after 4:00 pm on the same day for a maximum of 40 minutes (four 10 minute time slots) per user.
10 pm – 8 am
Schedule up to one day in advance for overnight runs for a maximum of 10 hours.
Two nights per week, per group maximum.
Tuesday and Thursday

8 am – 12 pm
Schedule up to one day in advance for a maximum of four hours.
12 pm – 6 pm
Schedule up to one day in advance for a maximum of three hours.
6 pm – 10 pm
Schedule up to one day in advance for a maximum of two hours.
10 pm – 8 am
The same as Monday, Wednesday, and Friday schedules.
Friday

8 am – 1 pm
No sign up. First come, first served.
Delays to other users should not exceed 20 minutes.
1 pm – 5 pm
Sign up after 8:00 am on the same day for a maximum of 40 minutes (four 10 minute time slots) per user.
5 pm – 7 pm
Schedule up to one day in advance for a maximum of two hours (twelve 10 minute time slots) per user.
7 pm – 8 pm
Sign up after 4:00 pm on the same day for a maximum of 40 minutes (four 10 minutes time slots) per user.
8 pm – 8 am
Schedule up to one day in advance for overnight runs for a maximum of 10 hours.
Two nights per week, per group, maximum.
Saturday and Sunday

12 am – 12 pm
Extended use. Schedule up to one week ahead of time. A maximum of 24 hours per user without prior approval.
For Both Instruments:


Wednesday from 9 am to 12 pm is reserved for routine maintenance. Scheduling across time periods (e.g. 4:20-5:00 pm & 5:00-7:00 pm) is prohibited. Unscheduled time defaults to first come first served. Experiments that require more time than can be scheduled above may still be run, but they will need to be scheduled at least one week ahead of time.



Sign up for time on the 400 MHz instrument  here.

Sign up for time on the 600 MHz instrument
here.


File Storage:


Users are responsible for archiving any data that is important to them, Users may store their data on the disk for 30 days. Any data older than 30 days is subject to deletion.

Training:


Graduate students, faculty, and postdoctoral associates in the Chemistry Department and appropriate staff may be trained as independent operators of the NMR. New and continuing users should see Dr. Wheeler for training.

Announcements:


The status of the instruments will be posted in the NMR room (PS 13). It is the operator’s responsibility to keep up to date on any news regarding the instruments.

Use Common Sense:


Be considerate. There are a lot of users on these instruments. If there are any questions, problems, suggestions, or complaints, please feel free to discuss them with Dr. Wheeler.

William D. Wheeler, Ph.D.
Chemistry Department
University of Wyoming
1000 East University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
dwheeler@uwyo.edu

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