This NMR core facility offers services, expertise, and collaboration for the research community at the University of Utah, other Utah academic institutions, and for-profit companies. Our staff is extremely helpful and has significant experience in characterizing small molecules, natural products, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and proteins using NMR. Our preferred business model is for users to become skilled and independent users of the NMR facility. We train new users, or help experienced but out-of-practice users to brush up their skills, with the goal of user independence. On a limited basis, we will also record and analyze NMR data for a staff service charge.
We provide convenient access to five high field NMR spectrometers (400, 500, 600, 800, and 900 MHz instruments; see Equipment below) located on the University of Utah Health Sciences campus and the University of Colorado-Boulder and -Denver campuses. The 600, 800, and 900 instruments are equipped with state-of-art cryogenic HCN probes that provide maximum sensitivity. The 800 and 900 are state-of-art NMR consoles while the 400, 500, and 600 are older but still fully capable for all NMR requirements. The facility has several Linux workstations and a considerable number of implemented NMR software programs (member of SBGrid; www.sbgrid.org) for data processing, data analysis, and structure calculation.