Regional Centre of NMR spectroscopy

The High field NMR Regional Centre was founded by the Department of Chemistry of the Université de Montréal.

Its purpose is to provide access to high field NMR equipments for academic, governmental and industrial researchers, mostly from Quebec. This cutting edge equipment is expensive and often unavailable in many research institutions.

Ours goals are:

  • To provide high field NMR spectra for research groups or industries not specialized in NMR.
  • To offer the possibility for researchers specialized in the field of NMR to undertake more fundamental studies.

Rates and procedure

The Regional Centre of NMR spectroscopy uses the rates as below, according to the source of the request.

Fill out the analysis request form and sent it to the Centre by e-mail or fax (514 343-7586). Then, send the samples to the Department of Chemistry :

To send samples by Canada Post

High Field NMR Laboratory
Université de Montréal
Department of Chemistry
Roger-Gaudry Building
PO Box 6128 Centre-ville STN
Montréal QC H3C 3J7

To send samples by private services

High Field NMR Laboratory
Université de Montréal
Department of Chemistry
Roger-Gaudry Building, Room D-600
2900 boul. Édouard-Montpetit
Montréal QC H3T 1J4

Instruments

Regional Centre of NMR spectroscopy is equipped with 9 spectrometers: 7 for the liquid phase and 2 for the solid phase. 

NMR liquid instruments

Bruker AVANCE II 700

Bruker AV700 spectrometer is located in Room E-215 of the Roger-Gaudry Building. The spectrometer hardware is described as follow:

  • 16.4 Tesla actively shielded magnet (2006)
  • 3 channels console allowing triple resonance experiments (2006)
  • Gradient system with amplifier
  • 3 channels signal generation system
  • 5 mm cryoprobe for 1H and 13C.
  • 24 tubes autosampler.
  • Very stable temperature controller

With this probe, the signal/noise ratio is approximately 2900 for 13C and 3900 for 1H. This configuration allows users to easily obtain 1H and 13C spectra. Furthermore, all 2D experiments such as COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, ROESY, HSQC and HMBC on a very small amount of product are possible. To optimize the concentration of the solution, tubes with different diameters can be used such as 1.7 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3mm and 5 mm tubes. Using selective excitation, 1D versions of the preceding experiments are also available. Solvent suppression experiments are also very effective.

Other probes available for this instrument:

a. 5 mm TXI probe allowing observation of 1H, 13C and 15N for all triple resonance experiment and all multidimensional experiments.

As of today, this instrument is operated by the NMR staff who will work in collaboration with researchers to optimize performances and get the best results possible with the spectrometer. To submit a sample for analysis, please fill in the analysis request form and call 514 343-5857 to schedule a meeting.

Bruker AVANCE III 400

Bruker AVIII 400 spectrometer is located in Room D-755 of the Roger-Gaudry Building.

The spectrometer hardware is described as follow:

  • 9.4 Tesla magnet (2012)
  • 3 channels console (2012)
  • Gradient system with amplifier
  • 3 channels signal generation system
  • 5 mm Prodigy cryoprobe allowing observation of 1H, 19F and all frequencies between 15N and 31P with automatic tuning and matching.
  • Temperature controller

With this probe, the signal/noise ratio is approximately 500 for 13C and 1100 for 1H. This configuration allows users to easily obtain spectra for a wide range of nuclei frequencies between 15N and 31P, with 1H decoupling. 19F NMR is also possible. Furthermore, all 2D experiments such as COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, ROESY, HSQC and HMBC on a very small amount of product are possible.

To optimize the concentration of the solution, tubes with different diameters can be used such as 3 mm and 5 mm tubes. Using selective excitation, 1D versions of the preceding experiments are also available. Solvent suppression experiments are also very effective.

Other probe available for this instrument:

a. 5 mm BBO probe allowing observation of 1H and all frequencies between 15N and 31P with automatic tuning and matching.

As of today, this instrument is operated by the NMR staff who will work in collaboration with researchers to optimize performances and get the best results possible with the spectrometer. To submit a sample for analysis, please fill in the analysis request form and call 514 343-5857 to schedule a meeting.

Bruker AvII500

Bruker AV500 spectrometer is located in Room E-724 of the Roger-Gaudry Building. This spectrometer is accessible by all research groups from the Department of Chemistry. The spectrometer hardware is described as follow:

  • 11.74 Tesla actively shielded magnet (2005)
  • 3 channels console allowing triple resonance experiments (2005)
  • Gradient system with amplifier
  • 2 channels signal generation system
  • 5 mm BBFO probe allowing observation of 1H, 19F and all frequencies between 15N and 31P with automatic tuning and matching.
  • Very stable temperature controller
  • 60 tubes autosampler

This configuration allows users to easily obtain spectra for a wide range of nuclei frequencies between 15N and 31P, with 1H decoupling. 19F NMR is also possible. Furthermore, all 1D or 2D experiments based on 1H/X pairs such as DEPT, COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, ROESY, HSQC and HMBC are possible. Using selective excitation, 1D versions of the preceding experiments are also available.

Other probes available for this instrument:

  1. 5 mm TBI probe with 1H, 13C and 109ag-31P channels. Optimized for inverse experiments, all 2D experiments like COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, ROESY, HSQC and HMBC give better results. This probe is also optimized for solvent suppression experiments.
  1. 5 mm BBO probe for 1H and all nuclei frequencies between 15N and 31P observation with automatic tuning and matching
  1. 4 mm HRMAS probe with 1H, 13C and 31P channels

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Bruker AVANCE II 400

Bruker AVII 400 spectrometer is located in Room E-724 of the Roger-Gaudry Building. This spectrometer is accessible by all research groups from Department of the Chemistry. The spectrometer hardware is described as follow:

  • 9.4 Tesla magnet (1982)
  • 2 channels console (2005)
  • Gradient system with amplifier
  • 2 channels signal generation system
  • 5 mm BBFO probe allowing observation of 1H, 19F and all frequencies between 15N and 31P with automatic tuning and matching.
  • Temperature controller

This configuration enables users to easily obtain spectra for a wide range of nuclei frequencies between 15N and 31P, with 1H decoupling. 19F NMR is also possible. Furthermore, all 1D or 2D experiments based on 1H/X pairs such as DEPT, COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, ROESY, HSQC and HMBC are possible. Using selective excitation, 1D versions of the preceding experiments are also available.

Other probes available for this instrument:

  1. 5 mm BBO probe for 1H and all nuclei frequencies between 15N and 31P observation, with automatic tuning and matching.
  1. 5 mm TXO probe with 1H, 13C and 19F channels. Optimized for 13C {1H and 19F}, the probe also enables all 1D or 2D experiments implying those 3 nuclei.
  1. 5 mm BBI probe for observation of 1H and decoupling of all frequencies between 109Ag and 31P. Optimized for inverse experiments, all 2D experiments like COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, ROESY, HSQC and HMBC give better results. This probe is also optimized for solvent suppression experiments.

Reserve your time here (restricted access).

Bruker Avance 400 RG

Bruker AV400RG spectrometer is located in Room E-714 of the Roger-Gaudry Building. This spectrometer is accessible by all research groups from the Department of Chemistry. The spectrometer hardware is described as follow:

  • 9.4 Tesla actively shielded magnet (2000)
  • 3 channels console enabling triple resonance experiments (2005)
  • Gradient system with amplifier
  • 3 channels signal generation system
  • 5 mm BBFO probe allowing observation of 1H, 19F and all frequencies between 15N and 31P with automatic tuning and matching.
  • Temperature controller

This configuration enables users to easily obtain spectra for a wide range of nuclei frequencies between 15N and 31P, with 1H decoupling. 19F NMR is also possible. Furthermore, all 1D or 2D experiments based on 1H/X pairs such as DEPT, COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, ROESY, HSQC and HMBC are possible. Using selective excitation, 1D versions of the preceding experiments are also available.

Other probes available for this instrument:

  1. 5 mm BBO probe for 1H and all nuclei frequencies between 15N and 31P observation, with automatic tuning and matching.
  1. 5 mm TXO probe with 1H, 13C and 19F channels. Optimized for 13C {1H and 19F}, the probe also enables all 1D or 2D experiments implying those 3 nuclei.
  1. 5 mm BBI probe for observation of 1H and decoupling of all frequencies between 109Ag and 31P. Optimized for inverse experiments, all 2D experiments like COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, ROESY, HSQC and HMBC give better results. This probe is also optimized for solvent suppression experiments.

Reserve your time here (restricted access).

Bruker AVANCE 400 PJAB

Bruker AV400PJAB spectrometer is located in Room 1162 of J.-Armand-Bombardier Building. This spectrometer is accessible by all research groups from the Department of Chemistry. The spectrometer hardware is described as follow:

  • 9.4 Tesla actively shielded magnet (2005)
  • 2 channels console (2000)
  • Gradient system with amplifier
  • 2 channels signal generation system
  • 5 mm QNP probe allowing observation of 1H, 13C, 19F and 31P
  • 60 tubes autosampler
  • Temperature controller

This configuration allows users to easily obtain 13C, 19F and 31P nuclei experiment, with 1H decoupling. Furthermore, all 1D or 2D experiments based on 1H/X pairs such as DEPT, COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, ROESY, HSQC and HMBC are possible. Using selective excitation, 1D versions of the preceding experiments are also available.

Other probes available for this instrument:

  1. 5 mm TXO probe with 1H, 13C and 19F channels. Optimized for 13C {1H and 19F}, the probe also allows all 1D or 2D experiments implying those 3 nuclei.
  1. 5 mm BBI probe for observation of 1H and decoupling of all frequencies between 109Ag and 31P. Optimized for inverse experiments, all 2D experiments like COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, ROESY, HSQC and HMBC give better results. This probe is also optimized for solvent suppression experiments.

Reserve your time here (restricted access).

Bruker AVANCE 300

Bruker AV300 spectrometer is located in Room E-714 of the Roger-Gaudry Building. This spectrometer is accessible by all research groups from the Department of chemistry. The spectrometer hardware is described as follow:

  • 7.05 Tesla actively shielded magnet (1991)
  • 2 channels console (2000)
  • Gradient system with amplifier
  • 2 channels signal generation system
  • 5 mm QNP probe for observation of 1H, 13C, 19F and 31P
  • 60 Tubes autosampler
  • Temperature controller

This configuration enables users to easily obtain spectra for a wide range of nuclei frequencies between 15N and 31P, with 1H decoupling. Furthermore, all 1D or 2D experiments based on 1H/X pairs such as DEPT, COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, ROESY, HSQC and HMBC are possible. Using selective excitation, 1D versions of the preceding experiments are also available.

Other probe available for this instrument:

a. 5 mm INVERSE probe for 1H observation and decoupling of all frequencies between 109Ag and 31P

Reserve your time here (restricted access).

NMR solid instruments

Bruker AVANCE 600 WB

Bruker Avance 600 WB spectrometer is located in Room E-215 of the Roger-Gaudry Building. The spectrometer hardware is described as follow:

  • Wide bore (89mm) 14.1 Tesla actively shielded magnet (2003)
  • 3 channels console (2003)
  • 3 channels signal generation system
  • Very stable temperature controller
  • Diffusion and micro-imaging system:
    • 3 channels electronically controlled gradient system
    • 60A linear amplifier
    • Two 40A linear amplifiers
    • Gradient coils chiller

Probes available:

  • 2.5 to 7 mm CP/MAS double or triple resonance probe, allowing sample rotation up to 35 KHz
  • 5 mm large band (WL) probe, single and double resonance
  • 5 mm to 10 mm Large band (WL) probe, single and double resonance
  • 2.5 mm to 30 mm micro-imaging single and double resonance probe with 2.5 or 5 G/cm/A gradients
  • 5 mm and 8 mm diffusion single and double resonance probe with 30 or 60 G/cm/A gradients

This advanced research dedicated instrument allows the most up to date and advanced solid NMR experiments and diffusion/imaging (proton solid state NMR, protein structure in solid state, MQMAS, etc.). As of today, this instrument is operated by the NMR staff who will work in collaboration with researchers to optimize performances and get the best results possible with the spectrometer.

To submit a sample for analysis, please fill in the analysis request form and call 514 343-6111, ext. 1966 to schedule a meeting.

Bruker AVANCE II 400 WB

Bruker Avance II 400 WB spectrometer is located in Room 1162 of the J.-Armand-Bombardier Building. The spectrometer hardware is described as follow:

  • Wide bore (89 mm) 9.4 Tesla actively shielded magnet (2005)
  • 2 channels console (2005)
  • Gradient system with amplifier
  • 2 channels signal generation system
  • Very stable temperature controller
  • Diffusion and micro-imaging system:
    • Gradient system: 3 channels
    • 60A linear amplifier
    • Two 40A linear amplifer
    • Gradient coil chiller

Other probes available for this instrument:

  1. 4 mm CP/MAS gradient double resonance 1H/15N-31P probe, allowing sample rotation up to 15 KHz
  1. 5 mm to 10 mm Large band (WL) probe, single and double resonance.
  1. 5 mm to 30 mm micro-imaging single and double resonance probe with 2.5 or 5 G/cm/A gradients
  1. 5 mm to 10 mm diffusion single and double resonance probe with 30 or 60 G/cm/A gradients

Although this instrument is mainly used for diffusion and micro-imaging, it is possible upon user request to modify it for their needs. To submit a sample for analysis, please fill in the analysis request form and call 514 343-6111, ext. 1966 to schedule a meeting.

Ressources

Contact us

Phone: 514 343-5857 (Roger-Gaudry Building)
Phone: 514 340-5177, etx. 7305 (J.-Armand-Bombardier Building)
Fax: 514 343-7586 (to the NMR lab attention)