Located in Room 315 on Level 3 of the Pharmacy building
The Molecular Characterization Facility contains two NMR spectrometers that support research and teaching across the College of Pharmacy, URI, and all of Rhode Island. The facility welcomes inquires from academia and industry to use the spectrometers.
Varian 500 MHz NMR spectrometer
The Varian instrument is a 500 MHz three-channel VNMRS NMR spectrometer with a 5mm, room temperature, OneNMR probe. The broadband channel is tunable from 15N to 31P under full automation. One and two-dimensional NMR experiments are routinely acquired on this spectrometer. This instrument primarily supports marine and plant natural product chemistry, and biophysical chemistry research. Funding to purchase the instrument was provided through a NFS EPSCoR grant. Information about the URI EPSCoR grant can be found here (1). All published works and podium presentations must acknowledge the support of this grant, using the language found here (2).
Bruker 300 MHz NMR spectrometer
The Bruker instrument is a 300 MHz two-channel Avance III nanobay NMR spectrometer with a 24-position sample changer, and a 5 mm room temperature SmartProbe. The broadband channel is tunable from 15N to 19F under full automation. One-and two-dimensional NMR experiments can also be acquired under full automation. This instrument primarily supports medicinal and synthetic chemistry research, and teaching.