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NMR Facilities

The Chemistry Department is equipped with six NMR spectrometers used in research and teaching:

  • Liquid State Varian VNMRS 600 MHz, with a cold probe. The system is used for multinuclear, multidimensional high-resolution NMR studies.
  • Liquid State Varian VNMRS 500 MHz with a narrow-bore ultra shield plus magnet. The system has three channels and pulsed field gradients.
  • Solid State Varian INOVA 400 MHz, used for solid-state CPMAS and multinuclear, NMR studies.
  • Liquid State and Micro Imaging Bruker Avance 400 MHz, with a wide-bore magnet. It is dedicated to multinuclear and variable temperature high-resolution NMR experiments.
  • Liquid State Varian Mercury Vx 300 MHz. Used in undergraduate and graduate courses; it has 1H, 13C, 19F, and 31P capabilities.
  • Liquid State Bruker AC250/Tecmag spectrometer. Routine 1H and 13C NMR experiments are carried out on this instrument.

Biological and Small Molecule Mass Spectrometry Core (BSMMSC)

The Biological and Small Molecule Mass Spectrometry Core (BSMMSC) is housed in the department of chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Polymer Characterization Laboratory (PCL)

The Department of Chemistry is home to the PCL, a facility designed to meet the needs of both academic and industrial researchers. This facilty maintains a full time staff with a wide range of services and analyses available.

Raman Facilities

The Department of Chemistry has recently acquired a new Horiba Jobin-Yvon T64000 Raman spectrometer. This is a triple grating spectrometer, with micro- and macrostage sampling, an open electrode CCD with excellent sensitivity from 200-1000nm, and multiple modes of operation which include maximizing resolution and sensitivity. Current laser excitation sources include argon and krypton ion gas lasers, and a Ti-sapphire laser, spanning from 457.9 – 800 nm.

X-ray Crystallography Facilities

The Department’s X-ray crystallography facilities include a Nicolet R3m/v single-crystal diffractometer and a Siemens Smart System 1000 diffractometer with three workstations. The Department also recently acquired a multi-purpose research diffractometer Empyrean that introduces the world’s first 3D detection system.