Quebec/Eastern Canada High Field NMR Facility

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QANUC/the Québec/Eastern Canada High Field NMR Facility is located at 3420 University St, in the Pulp and Paper Research Building at McGill University. It was officially inaugurated May 4, 2004. Folllowing a complete rebuild of the Pulp and Paper Annex, the facility reopened with a brand new 800 MHz Bruker Avance III HD console and Ascend magnet with TCI cryoprobe in July 2017.

The TCI cryoprobe is equipped with four channels (1H, 13C, 15N and 2H), a Z gradient, and a deuterium lock switch enabling deuterium decoupling. The 1H and 13C preamplifiers are cooled, providing excellent sensitivity- the highest available to any interested user from academia, government or industry. A 500 MHz Varian INOVA spectrometer housed in the Chemistry Department is also managed by QANUC. It has a triple resonance HCN probe with Protune, as well as an 19F probe available on request. This workhorse dates from the original 2004 installation, and is in excellent condition- perfect for small molecule. peptide, and some protein work.

Academic, government and industrial researchers may submit requests for instrument time. Time is allotted based on availability and suitability of the sample and is charged based on our fee structure. First time users must fill out an acknowledgment of services contract prior to any experiments being run. Users may request to operate the spectrometers themselves as outlined in the training policy.

Any publication resulting from work carried out at the Facility must contain an acknowledgement: «NMR experiments were recorded at the Québec/Eastern Canada High Field NMR Facility, supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, McGill University Faculty of Science and Department of Chemistry» and a copy of the publication should be submitted to the Facility Manager.