300 MHz Mercury, Chemistry 93

The 300 MHz Varian Mercury Spectrometer in Chemistry room 93 is a great backup spectrometer for routine 1H and X-nuclei NMR experiments when the heavily-used 600 VNMRS is unavailable.  It is typically equipped with a 1H / X broadband probe, where the X channel is most often set to 13C.  With some effort, users may tune the X channel to other nuclei including 31P, 11B, 29Si, etc. Unfortunately the probe does not have a gradient channel, so many modern pulse programs will not work properly.  If you hope to do advanced 1D or 2D NMR experiments (for example, DEPT, 1D NOESY, COSY, HSQC, etc...) it is advised that you choose a different spectrometer.

Spectrometer Information

  • 300 MHz Varian Mercury Spectrometer located in room Chem 93
  • Uses VnmrJ software on a Linux RedHat workstation
  • Typically equipped with a 1H / Switchable broadband probe

Most Common Uses

  • Routine 1H and 13C NMR experiments
  • Capable of 1D 31P, 11B, 29Si experiments after tuning the probe.
  • Not advised for advanced 1D or 2D NMR experiments