College of Chemistry



The UC Berkeley College of Chemistry NMR facility was established in 1976. This open-access facility is comprised of six NMR spectrometers that are used primarily for data acquisition, and five computer workstations for off-line data processing. All equipment is physically located in one laboratory, situated at the sub-basement level of Latimer Hall.

The Facility serves mostly undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral researchers in the Chemistry and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Departments. The research groups generally assign one or more group operator(s) the responsibility of disseminating Facility information (newsletter, notices, application notes, etc.) to other members of the group. G.O.'s also assist group members with instrument operation as needed. After appropriate training, users conduct their own NMR experiments. The NMR instruments are accessible to trained users 24 hours per day, year-round.

The nuclei of interest to most users are 1H and 13C, followed by 31P, 2H and 19F. A significant number of users study other nuclei as well; those include 29Si, 11B, 17O, 119Sn, 195Pt and 51V. The NMR experiments conducted by the users range from relatively simple one-dimensional (1D) direct-observe experiments (for 1H, 13C, 31P and 19F) to more elaborate two-dimensional (2D) experiments such as COSY, NOESY, HMQC/HSQC and HMBC, as well as diffusion and dynamics NMR experiments.


The NMR Spectrometers (click here for full descriptions)



         AV-300                      AVQ-400                    AVB-400                          DRX-500                     AV-500                      AV–600




Director:  Dr. Christian Canlas D1 Latimer Hall, Phone: (510)-642-6407, E-mail:cgcanlas(AT)berkeley(DOT)edu

Graduate Student Staff: Ben Thuronyi and Andrew Neel, D11 Latimer Hall

Lab Assistants: Andrew Bigley, Jiansong Xu Phone: (510)-642-6407




            If your computer has a Berkeley Campus or LBNL address, you can access the main NMR Facility Server.



NMR Resources:


Some of our NMR Applications Notes


NMR related organizations and mailing lists:

            The Association of Managers in Magnetic Resonance Laboratories (AMMRL): The AMMRL email archives

The BUM email archives


This area is maintained by Chris Canlas (cgcanlas(AT)Berkeley(DOT)edu)                        Last Update: 09/05/13