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Shenandoah Valley Regional NMR

Contact: Dan Ralston (540.568.6679)

The Shenandoah Valley Regional NMR Facility was established with grants from The National Science Foundation (9650132), The Merck Foundation and matching funds provided by James Madison University, Eastern Mennonite University and Bridgewater College.

NMR spectrometers include a Bruker Avance Ultra High Shield Plus 600 NMR, equipped with a variable temperature 5mm broad band tunable probe, BST upper shim stack, Bruker Orthogonal Shim System (BOSS-2), and Bruker Smart Magnet System (BSMS) shim and Digital Lock control unit and a HP host computer running Topspin 2.1 pl 4. The 600 MHz is also equipped with a 5mm TXI probe.  In addition we have a Bruker Avance DRX-400 NMR with a variable temperature 10mm broad band tunable probe, variable temperature 5mm broad band tunable probe with a Z gradient, and a HP host computer running Topspin 1.3 pl 8. The facility also has a Bruker Avance DPX-300 NMR, equipped with a variable temperature 5mm QNP (capable of observing 1H, 13C, 19 F or 31P) or a broad band tunable probe and a HP host computer running Topspin 1.3pl 8.

These instruments are housed at JMU on the third floor of the Chemistry building room 3186 and can be accessed remotely by the participating regional colleges and universities. The web site has been established as a means of communicating the efforts of the Regional NMR Consortium to the local scientific community and other interested parties. The group is composed of chemists from Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University, James Madison University, Mary Baldwin College and the University of Virginia.

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