JEOL 400 NMR Scheduler 

Useful links for NMR

1. Basics of NMR. An online book written by Joseph P. Hornak.

2. NMR Spectroscopy. A well written introduction of NMR spectroscopy by William Reusch. Virtual text books for UV, IR, and MS are also available at http://www.cem.msu.edu/~reusch/VirtualText/Spectrpy/spectro.htm#contnt

3. Spectral database for organic compounds (SDBS). An excellent database to search spectra of thousands of organic compounds.


NMR Books we have

You are more than welcome to borrow the book(s) we have.

1. William W. Paudler, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 1974.

2. R. J. Abraham and P. Loftus, Proton and Carbon-13 NMR Spectroscopy: An Integrated Approach. London: Heyden & Son Ltd., 1978.

3. Horst Friebolin, Basic One- and Two-Dimensional NMR Spectroscopy. 2nd Ed. New York: VCH Publishers, 1993.

4. Harald Gunther, NMR Spectroscopy: Basic Principles, Concepts, and Applications in Chemistry. 2nd Ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998.

5. Stefan Berger and Siegmar Braun, 200 and More NMR Experiments: A Practical Course. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2004.


Use NMR safely

The magnet of a spectrometer is always at field. NMR magnets are stronger than the electromagnets used to move old cars around at the junkyard. Therefore, no movable metal objects should be allowed within 3 meters of the instrument.

  • Small, sharp metal objects flying towards the magnet are highly dangerous. They can reach speed approaching 45 mph entering the bore of the magnet. These objects can cause personal injury or death if there is anyone between them and the center of the magnet. Larger objects are troublesome to scrape off the magnet, and can seriously damage the magnet.
  • Persons fitted with pacemakers should not enter rooms containing spectrometers. Magnetic fields may affect heart pacemakers.
  • Magnetic fields may permanently damage watches, calculators, certain types of credit cards, mobile phones, or maybe your ipod. Keep those items more than 2.5 m away from the center of magnet.
  • Metal belt buckles, steel tipped shoes, paper clips, hair pins, and any other metal on the person may be strongly attracted when close to the magnet.
  • Persons fitted with metallic implants and prostheses should not get closer than 2.5 m of a magnet.
  • If you hear noise of the escaping gas or see clouds of vapor, immediately leave NMR room. Those signs are from the leaks of liquid nitrogen or helium. Although nitrogen and helium are non-toxic, they may cause asphyxiation in a confined space.
  • Inserting sample often requires using a stool or ladder.  Be careful not to lose your balance and fall.

How serious damage could a magnet cause? Check this out: http://www.mri-planning.com/videos/MRI_safety_video.html.




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