Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy is an analytical technique that studies nuclei and their molecular structures, dynamic processes and chemical reactions.

Bruker Ascend 400MHz

The Bruker AscendTM 400 MHz Spectrometer equipped with iProbe SmartProbe allows rapid and fully automated acquisition of routine 1D and 2D NMR experiments. This spectrometer is mainly dedicated to School of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering studies. It is equipped with a control temperature unit that allows variable temperatures experiments. The SampleCase autosampler has 60 sample holder positions allowing fully automated operation of NMR during the day, night and even weekend.

Experiments include 1D: 1H, 11B, 13C, 19F, 31P and 2D: COSY, HSQC, HMBC


Users are required to submit the training request via iLab and attend the induction and training. After training, a user's ICON account will be setup. (ICON is the automation software for routine analysis) The instrument access allows walk-up session, thus booking in advance is not required.

Please download the NMR access guideline and ensure to well understand the access requirement.

Training materials include: Induction form, Standard operating procedure.

Other useful materials

Sample preparation guide (TBA)

More information

  • Contact person:
  • Dr Alex Duan (Platform Manager)
  • Access: walk-up
  • Location: Resonance lab 287, School of Chemistry, Building 153, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010