NMR Lab Facility Details

  • Phone: 850-644-3334
  • Location: CSL and Dittmer Bldg.



Note: The webpage is still under construction, Please feel free to contact Dr. Banghao Chen if you have any comments and suggestion.


FSU-NMR Facility


Overview              Operation            Service                Library



1. Overview

1.1 About FSU-NMR Facility

1.2 Instrumentation & Locations

1.3 Capabilities of Instruments

1.4 Policies

1.4.1 Safety Policy
1.4.2 Time Scheduling Policy
1.4.3 Account & Usage Policy

1.4.4 Rate Policy

1.4.5 Data Achiving Policy

1.5 Acknowledgement & Contribution

The FSU-NMR facility suports a diverse range of research across the department of  Chemistry & Biochemistry and beyond and has been involved in numerous reeseach projects that rtesult in a seris of publications with the contribution of NMR staff. The list below includedes publications involving NMR staff and NMR facility produced since 2011.

1.5.1 Publicaitons invoving NMR staff (2013, 2012, 2011and earlier)

1.5.2  Publicaitons involving NMR Facility (2013, 2012, 2011 earlier)

1.6 Staff

Dr. Banghao Chen (Facility Director),  Mr. Steven Freitag (RF Engineer), 


1.7 FSU Campus NMR Blog

1.8 Bulletin

   100 MNova-NMR site licenses have been purchased recently with Dr. Chen's approved mini research grant, which definitely will benefit all researchers who are using NMR facility. After you use the software in free, it will be appreciated to include an acknowledgement in your publications to FSU RBLRG Program, FSU-NMR Facility and Dr. Banghao Chen’s effort for support.

   * Thanks Nodin Weddington and  Christopher Redwood (Saltiel's group) for their contribution to NMR Lab's CABS system.


2. Facility Operation

2.1 Before NMR Access


2.2 Training

2.2.1 General procedure

2.2.2 New Users  (Session 1-3)

2.2.3 Current Users (Session 3-7)

2.2.4 Online Training Request

2.3 Access to Spectrometers

         2.3.1 Security Access Form

2.4 Scheduling Instrument

2.4.1 NMR Time Reservation Rules

2.4.2  FACES On-line Scheduling

2.5 Instructions

2.5.1 VNMRJ for 300M

2.5.2 TOPSPIN for B400, B500, B600

2.5.3 TOPSPIN for B700

2.5.4 TOPSPIN for WB500

2.6 FAQ


3. Service and Consultation

3.1 Office Hours

3.2 Solution NMR Service

3.3 Solid-State NMR Service

3.4 External Users Service


4. User Library

4.1  About NMR

4.2 NMR Applications

4.3 NMR Data Process & Analysis Softwares

4.3.1 Topspin (for data obtained on Bruker NMR Spectrometers)

FSU-NMR user can download it and install on your lab's computer: WindowTopspin.zip. If you have any probelm, please contact with Nodin Weddington. Others can get TopsSpin NMR Software from Bruker-Bio-Spin.

4.3.2 Vnmrj (for data obtained on Varian/Agilent NMR Spectrometers)

4.4.3 MNova NMR

Excellent NMR software for PCs and Macs. Can handle 1D and 2D NMR spectra obtained on both Bruker and Varian spectrometers. FSU oncampus NMR users can contact Dr. Banghao Chen to get licences. Current verison of MNova NMR Data Process & Analysis software can be download from Mestrelab.

4.3.4 ACD Labs
Third-party software capable of processing 1D and 2D NMR spectra on Windows computers with prediction function.

4.3.5 Acorn NUTS
NMR software that can process 1D and 2D NMR spectra on both PCs and Macs. Utilizes 2-letter codes and sub-routines. Although not overly user friendly, is very good once the user is comfortable.

4.3.6 iNMR
NMR software specifically developed for processing 1D and 2D NMR spectra using a MAC.

An invaluable tool for NMR researchers. SIMPSON is a numerical simulation software used to simulate spectra based on chosen spin-systems, pulse sequences, etc. Although not user friendly, the SIMPSON community is very good at providing help when necessary.

4.3.8 Spin Evolution
Developed by Bob Griffin's group at MIT, Spin Evolution is another numerical simulation software package. More user friendly than SIMPSON and has a good instruction manual.

4.3.9 NMR Notebook
NMR software package capable of processing 1D and 2D NMR spectra. Can be utilized on both MACs and PCs.

4.3.10 WSolid

4.3.11 DMFit

4.4  Databases

4.5 NMR Conferences

Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference (ENC):

One of the most important conferences of NMR community. Usually taking place in mid-April in North America, alternates between California and Florida.

Rocky Mountain Conference on Solid-State NMR:

The largest solid-state NMR conference in North America. The location has veried somewhat in the last few years, but is always somewhere in the mountains of Colorado. Typically takes place in late July or early August.

Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR
Solid-state NMR conference in the middle of the French alps. Usually takes place in early autumn, which is unfortunately before the best ski months.

EUROMAR Magnetic Resonance Meeting
A large conference covering all areas of magnetic resonance: liquids NMR, solids NMR, ESR, and imaging.

SMASH (Small Molecule NMR Conference)
A biannual conference obviously focusing on the NMR of small molecules takes place in early Autumn.

Magnetic Resonance Gordon Research Conference

The Gordon conference dedicated to the topics of magnetic resonance, with the emphasis being NMR.