The NMR Facility at LAQV (FCT NOVA, University of Aveiro and UPORTO) is integrated in the Portuguese Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Network (PTNMR). PTNMR is a distributed National Research Infrastructure that integrates the Portuguese Roadmap of Research Infrastructures. PTNMR provides coordinated access to a national platform of equipment, resources, services and skills in NMR for participating institutions and the scientific community, from both national and international R&D industry and academia. The main goal is the maintenance of a single platform that supports the technical integration, sharing of resources and a combined management of the national NMR infrastructure, enabling access to modern and fully operational NMR spectrometers and support of R&D initiatives. The NMR facility of FCT NOVA, hosted in the Chemistry Department, pioneered in Portugal in the use of NMR for the determination of protein structures. Currently, we still support many research projects focused on the determination of protein structure and dynamics but most of the research being conducted is related to the study of molecular interactions and molecular recognition in a wide range of chemical and biochemical systems. The facility is also strongly committed to providing NMR routine services to support in-house synthesis and chemical (bio)engineering research groups. The Magnetic Resonance facility of LAQV-UPORTO is part of the Structural Analysis Laboratory of the University of Porto Materials Center (CEMUP). The three spectrometers available provide routine services to support in-house researchers, graduate and post-graduate students as well as external users. The NMR facility at University of Aveiro hosted at the chemistry department is constituted by 5 NMR spectrometers and allows to cover a wide range of applications, from comprehensive characterization of the chemical structure, conformations and configurations of synthetic and natural molecules to metabolomics analysis for biochemical characterization. However, there is also spectrometers devoted to solid-state NMR using high-resolution methods to study small molecules, inorganic materials and inorganic-organic hybrid materials

 

Equipment

 

FCT NOVA

  • Magnet: Bruker Avance II+ 600 14.1 T, narrow bore 1H frequency: 600 MHz
  • Console: 4-channel digital AQS/2 Bruker Avance II+ Gradient: GREAT Z-Gradient Temperature controlled BCU-05
  • NMR probes: Cryoprobe TCI (1 H, 13C, 15N); 5 mm QNP ( 1 H, 19F, 13C, 31P)
  • Magnet: Bruker Avance II+ 400 9.4 T, narrow bore 1H frequency: 400 MHz
  • Console: 3-channel digital AQS/2 Bruker Avance II+ Gradient: GREAT Z-Gradient HR-MAS control unit Temperature controlled BCU-xtreme
  • NMR probes: 5 mm TXI (1 H, 13C, 15N); 4 mm HR-MAS ( 1 H, 13C, 15N)
  • Magnet: Bruker AvanceIII 400 9.4 T, narrow bore 1H frequency: 400 MHz
  • Console: Nanobay, 2-channel digital Automatic sampler NMR case
  • NMR probes: 5 mm QNP (1 H, 19F, 13C, 31P)

 

U. Aveiro

  • Magnet: BRUKER AVANCE III - 300 MHz, Liquid-state NMR spectrometer (narrow-bore), 7.1 T magnetic field
  • Liquid state probes: 5 mm QNP (1H; 13C, 19F, 31P); 5 mm TBI inverse detection (triple tuned probe; X = broadband; Y = 31P); 10 mm broadband (31P - 103Rb)
  • Magnet:  BRUKER AVANCE III - 400 MHz, Solid-state NMR spectrometer (wide-bore), 9.4 T magnetic field (ultrashield)
  • Solid state probes: CP/MAS 2.5 mm broadband, 2xCP/MAS 4 mm broadband, CP/MAS 4 mm for low gnuclei, 7 mm 1H CRAMPS, 2xCP/MAS 7 mm broadband, wide-line multi-nuclei, HXY triple resonance 4 mm MAS equipped with a short circuit, shunt capacitor X-channel and four exchangeable XY inserts providing 31P/27Al, 13C/15N-2H, 27Al/15N-29Si and 13C/29Si XY combinations
  • Magnet: BRUKER AVANCE III TM HD - 500 MHz, Liquid/solid-state NMR spectrometer (narrow-bore), 11.75 T magnetic field (ultrashield)
  • Liquid state probes: 5 mm QNP (1H, 13C, 19F, 31P), 5 mm BBI inverse detection (broadband); 5 mm TBI, 10 mm BBO, 3 mm LCSEI, 5mm TXI 500 MHz Z-gradient high resolution; HRMAS probe
  • Magnet: BRUKER AVANCE III TM HD - 500 MHz, Liquid-state NMR spectrometer (narrow-bore), 11.75 T magnetic field (ultrashield ascend)
  • Liquid state probes: BBO prodigy cryoprobe, double resonance 5 mm broadband observe probe with inverse capabilities, N2-cryocontrol unit for prodigy probe
  • Magnet: BRUKER AVANCE III TM HD - 700 MHz., Liquid/solid-state NMR spectrometer (narrow-bore), 16.44 T magnetic field (ultrashield ascend)
  • Solid state probes: CP/MAS triple resonance 1.3 mm, CP/MAS TriGamma 2.5 mm, CP/MAS triple resonance 4 mm       
  • Liquid state probe: 5 mm TBI 700MHz Z-gradient high resolution

 

UPORTO

  • Magnet: Bruker Ascend 600 14.1 T, narrow bore 1H frequency: 600 MHz
  • Console: 3-channel digital AQS/2 Bruker Avance III Gradient: GREAT Z-Gradient,Temperature controlled BCU-Xtreme, with automatic sampler Sample Express
  • NMR probes: 5 mm TCI Prodigy BBO; 5 mm TXI (1 H, 13C, 15N)
  • Magnet: Bruker AvanceIII 400 9.4 T, Ultrashielded 1H frequency: 400 MHz
  • Console: Avance III 3-channel digital Gradient: GRASP IIP Temperature controlled BCU-Xtreme
  • Magnet: Bruker Ascend II+ 400 9.4 T, narrow bore 1H frequency: 400 MHz
  • Console: 3-channel digital AQS/2 Bruker Avance II+ Gradient: GREAT Z-Gradient HR-MAS control unit Temperature controlled BCU-xtreme
  • NMR probes: 5 mm broad band BB-1H-D 5 mm inverse detected triple resonance 1H-BB-D 5 mm dual DUAL
  • EPR spectrometer BRUKER ELEXYS III E580
  • EPR cavities X band (9.5 GHz) and Q band (35 GHz)
  • Temperature control unit (4 to 400 K)