The mission of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Core (NMR) Facility is to enhance the research infrastructure available to MU scientists by ensuring access to state-of-the-art instrumentation for the structural elucidation of molecules by NMR spectroscopy.

To accomplish this goal, we will:

  • Provide equipment maintenance and infrastructure support of research projects that require NMR.
  • Provide training to scientists so they are proficient in the use of facility instrumentation.

In 2008, a $2.1 Million 800 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer was added to the facility. (View a slideshow of photos taken when the 800 MHz magnet was being hoisted into the newly built Schweitzer Hall Addition.) In 2014, the 500 MHz and 600 MHz spectrometers were upgraded with new consoles and sample changers. The 600 MHz spectrometer upgrade included a new cyroprobe. In 2016, a 300 MHz spectrometer was relocated to the facility.

Our continuing goal is to provide access to resources, facilitate collaborations between faculty and other MU scientists, and help strengthen proposals for extramural funding.