Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy
By studying the peaks of NMR spectra, chemists can determine the structure of many compounds. It can be a very selective technique, distinguishing among many atoms within a molecule or identifying the relative concentrations of a collection of molecules.
NMR is used to unambiguously identify known and novel compounds and is typically required by scientific journals to confirm the identity of synthesized new compounds.
The ASET Shared Instrumentation Facility houses a JEOL ECZS 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer with a Royal Probe that is auto-switchable for running 1H, 11B, 13C, 15N, 19F, and 31P analysis.