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Clippenger Laboratories

Clippinger Laboratories

Clippinger Laboratories is home to the Department of Chemistry and BioChemistry Facilities for biochemistry research are housed in a 15,000-square-foot research building that was specially designed for biochemical research. Clippinger offers state-of-the-art lab space that includes:

NMR Facility

The NMR facility is a full service facility in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry under the supervision of Dr. Masud Monwar. The facility currently operates 2 High Resolution NMR spectrometers, a Varian INOVA500, and a Bruker AVANCE 300. The Varian 500 NMR spectrometer is located in the room 126 at the Animal Research Building (opposite to Clippinger), and the Bruker 300 spectrometer is located in the room 232 of Clippinger Laboratories.

The facility is open to users for hands-on operations after a proper training has been received. For occassional users and for those who want to run non-routine experiments, Dr. Monwar will be more than happy to assist you.

For more information and also to make an appointment to use the 500 MHz Varian NMR, contact Dr. Masud Monwar by E-Mail ( We also offer NMR Analytical Services to users outside of the university community. To find out more information about the cost and other details, please contact Dr. Monwar.


Varian Inova 500
This instrument was installed in September 1996. It has the following technical features:

  • A 3 rf-channel console with shaped pulse capability on two channels. They can also be configured to provide shaped PFG capabilities.
  • Performa II Pulsed field gradient module.
  • A SUN SparcStation 5 for instrument control and data processing.
  • High precision variable temperature control.
  • 5-mm 1H{13C/15N} triple resonance indirect PFG probe.
  • 5-mm 1H{15N-31P} indirect NMR probe.
  • 5-mm broadband probe.
  • Mac OS System for data transfer

This spectrometer was installed in 2005. It has an ultra shield magnet. It is capable of performing 1D 1H, 13C and other common homo and heteronuclei 2D (COSY, NOESY, HSQC, HMQC, HMBC) experiments. This instrument is also is equipped with a `24-sample size auto sampler. It has a HP Work Station with RedHat Linux and the TOPSPIN Program for acquisition and data processing. In order to use this instrument, a user will be given a self-service account after proper training. For more information, please contact Dr. Masud Monwar.