Nuclear magnetic resonance, known as NMR, uses the magnetic properties of certain nuclei to study molecular structure. A wide variety of information can be gathered using NMR for chemical studies (including structural and conformational determinations) as well as biological studies (including protein and nuclei acid structure and function).
Scripps Florida has three Bruker nuclear magnetic resonance instruments, two Avance 400 MHz ULTRAShield instruments and one Avance III 700 MHz ULTRAShield instrument. The machines run 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year and are fully equipped to run multi-nuclear 1D and 2D experiments, with both direct and indirect detection for a variety of nuclei. By connecting one of these highly sensitive instruments to the Internet via a proprietary Scripps Florida server, our scientists and their collaborators can access the data produced from their office or laboratory.While priority of use is always given to Scripps Florida researchers, time on the instruments is also made available on a fee-for-service basis to outside users.