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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Overview
The nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) facility in School of Biological Sciences (SBS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is equipped with three solution state NMR spectrometers ranging from 400 MHz to 700 MHz. It is established in 2005 and physically located in the NMR Room (SBS-B1n-03) situated in the SBS building. The NMR facility serves NTU research community and external research institutes with collaborations. Requests from other organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Typically after appropriate training, users are granted access to perform their own experiments. The NMR instruments are accessible 24 hours per day, year-round.

The specifications of the three solution state NMR spectrometers from Bruker are as below:

AVANCE II 700 MHz (16.4 T) NMR Spectrometer
AVANCE II 700 MHz NMR spectrometer has four RF channels and is equipped with one 5 mm z-gradient TXI cryoprobe, one 4 mm HR-MAS probe, one 5 mm z-gradient PATXI probe, the Bruker Smart Nitrogen Liquefier (BSNL) and the sample emergency life system.

AVANCE II 600 MHz (14.1 T) NMR Spectrometer
AVANCE II 600 MHz NMR spectrometer has four RF channels and is equipped with one 5mm z-gradient TCI cryoprobe, one 5mm z-gradient TXI probe, the BSNL and the sample emergency lift system.

AVANCE NEO 400 MHz (9.4 T) Spectrometer
AVANCE NEO 400 MHz NMR spectrometer has two RF channels and is equipped with one 5mm z-gradient BBFO SmartProbe, one 5mm z-gradient BBO probe, one SampleXpress automatic sample changer and the Bruker Nitrogen Liquefier (BNL).


NMR Service & Cost Recovery Charge Rate
Spectrometers External
(companies)
External
(not companies)
NTU & NTU
Collaborators
(not companies)
SBS
400 MHz S$/h S$/h S$/h S$/h
Minimum set-up charge and 1st hour operation time for 1D NMR 100 30 12 8
Additional operation cost per hour 100 30
Minimum set-up charge and 1st hour operation time for 2D NMR 200 100
Additional operation cost per hour 100 30
600 MHz S$/h S$/h S$/h S$/h
Minimum set-up charge and 1st hour operation time for 1D NMR 150 60 13 9
Additional operation cost per hour 150 40
Minimum set-up charge and 1st hour operation time for 1H-1H 2D NMR 300 150
Additional operation cost per hour 150 40
Minimum set-up charge and 1st hour operation time for 1H-X 2D/3D NMR 400 200
Additional operation cost per hour 150 40
700 MHz S$/h S$/h S$/h S$/h
Minimum set-up charge and 1st hour operation time for 1D NMR 200 100 16 11
Additional operation cost per hour 200 50
Minimum set-up charge and 1st hour operation time for 1H-1H 2D NMR 500 200
Additional operation cost per hour 200 50
Minimum set-up charge and 1st hour operation time for 1H-X 2D/3D NMR 600 300
Additional operation cost per hour 200 50

Service/Training/Technical Support External
(companies)
External
(not companies)
NTU & NTU
Collaborators
(not companies)
SBS
S$/h 150 100 50 35

Note:
  1. Charge rate is subject to change at the discretion of SBS without prior notice;
  2. The above rates are before GST;
  3. Currently weekend discount applies for a new/separated booking to setup new experiments from/after 5:30pm Friday and ended by 8:30am next Monday. For 600/700 MHz NMRs only. This is to encourage making use of any idling time during the weekend;
  4. External users (not companies) having collaborations with NTU PIs will be charged at NTU rates;
  5. External users (companies) having collaborations with NTU PIs will be charged at External users (companies) rates;
  6. NTU (non-SBS) users having collaborations with SBS PIs will be charged at NTU rates;
  7. Adjunct PIs in NTU will be charged at NTU rates;
  8. Charges for Service/Training/Technical Support:
    35$/h (for SBS users);
    50 $/h for non SBS (NTU users);
    100 $/h for external users (not companies, unless collaboration with NTU PIs);
    150 $/h for external companies, (regardless of any collaboration);
  9. No independent access to be granted to external users (companies).

Procedures for Using the Spectrometers
  • Trained users should book NMR slots via the Central Equipment Booking System-FOM;
  • New users should contact the NMR manager before use (see the contact information below).
  • Users are encouraged to contact the NMR manager if they have any enquiries.

Contact Information
Manager, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Dr. Ye Hong

E-mail: yehong@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: 63162920/2942
PI-in-charge
Director of Biological Research Center (BRC), SBS
A/Prof. Jaume Torres

E-mail: JTorres@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: 63162857


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