The Department of Chemistry is home to ten NMR spectrometers, including four instruments with solid-state capabilities. Our facilities allow researchers to conduct all common NMR experiments as well as many more complex experiments, and many of our instruments are capable of observing most NMR active nuclei. Six of these instruments are part of an open-access core facility and available for use by all trained departmental researchers, while three are maintained by the McDermott Research Group.
While Chemistry Department researchers are the main users of the core NMR facility, the Columbia University community as well as other university and corporate and industry users are welcome.
Contact Dr. John Decatur, Director of Chemical Instrumentation, for detailed instructions on obtaining a password, training, and use. All university users take their own spectra.
For corporate and industrial clients, we offer a full range of NMR spectroscopy service options from routine 1D proton spectra aquistion and interpretation to complex 2D NMR analysis for small molecules. The NMR staff performs the service analysis for corporate and industrial users.
All new users MUST have an introductory demonstration by one of the NMR staff. In addition to introductory demos, a series of more advanced demonstrations are offered. All common NMR experiments for the structural determination of small organic molecules are implemented.
Registered users may reserve NMR instrument time here.