Nuclear Magnetic Resonance is the most powerful method for structure elucidation. More than 200 users, students and faculty, mainly from the Chemistry Department but also from around the campus, and researchers from industry use the instruments in our facility to check the outcome of reactions or characterize compounds. Many synthetic chemists use our facility on a daily basis. We train users in basic operation as well as in advanced experiments, and offer support for research projects. We also give laboratory classes for undergraduate courses.
Scripps Florida has three Bruker nuclear magnetic resonance instruments, two Avance 400 MHz ULTRAShield instruments and one Avance III 700 MHz ULTRAShield instrument. The machines run 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year and are fully equipped to run multi-nuclear 1D and 2D experiments, with both direct and indirect detection for a variety of nuclei. By connecting one of these highly sensitive instruments to the Internet via a proprietary Scripps Florida server, our scientists and their collaborators can access the data produced from their office or laboratory.