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NMR Spectroscopy

The measurement of small variations in radio-frequency nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) leads to the elucidation of covalent structure, stereochemistry (including conformations), and dynamics. 


Instrument Capabilities Automation Availability
Bruker Avance III 600 MHz High 1H-19F Sensitivity TCI Prodigy 24pk Sample Case Queued Walkup Use
Bruker Avance II 500 MHz High 13C Sensitvity CPBBO Prodigy 24pk Sample Case Queued Walkup Use
Varian Inova 400 MHz 10mm Quantitative Polymer Probe None Staff Only
Agilent U4-DD2 400 MHz Routine High Throughput Walkup Instrument 96 Sample Robot Queued Walkup Use
Agilent MR4 400 MHz Variable Temperature/Time Dependent Studies 12pk Carousel By Reservation
Bruker Avance III 400 MHz Diffusion/Imaging Studies None Madsen Group
Bruker Avance II 300 MHz Solid State NMR CPMAS None Staff Only

Using the NMR Instruments

FACES Online Scheduling System

To gain access to the FACES online scheduling system or to use the instruments, users must have completed the training course offered by the NMR staff. To sign up for training, contact the NMR staff.

Sample Submission
Occasional users and external concerns may submit samples to NMR staff in 006 Hahn Hall South for analysis. Samples must be completely labeled and a submission form must be completed. Service is generally provided on a "first come, first served" basis, but emergencies will get higher priority if possible.

Each individual wishing to use an NMR instrument or to submit samples to the service center must have a current Interdepartmental Service Request (ISR) on file. Instructions for creating an ISR can be found here.

NMR Resources


Service Center Information

002, 004, 006 Hahn Hall South

9am - 5:30pm

Instrument Hours 
24 hours (see staff for keycode access)

Ken Knott,
Murthy Shanaiah,


Training Available Upon Request
Contact Dr. Murthy (

Service Rates

$9.90/hour (updated Nov. 4, 2019)


Shipping Address

Department of Chemistry
Hahn Hall South Rm 24, Virginia Tech
800 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061