• Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility

    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility

    Our NMRs serve several other McMaster departments and research institutes as well as many clients outside the University.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility

The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility was established in 1985, with funding from NSERC and McMaster University. Our Facility currently maintains 8 NMR spectrometers including a Bruker AVANCE III 700MHz, funded by CFI and the Province of Ontario. Our NMRs serve several other McMaster departments and research institutes as well as many clients outside the University. The Facility is highly regarded in the Canadian chemical community for its versatility in the types of samples (organic, inorganic, biochemical, geological, industrial, forestry, agricultural and biomedical materials) that can be analyzed. It's also known for the number of nuclei that can be studied by solution and solid state NMR. For more information about our sevices and fees, contact our Facilty Manager, Bob Berno

Facility Staff - NMR

Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology | McMaster University has 3 registered members
Bob Berno
Ph.D. - Manager of NMR Facility
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Patrick Brunato
NMR Laboratory Technician
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Hilary Jenkins
Research Scientist
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NMR Facility Manager Dr. Bob Berno bberno@mcmaster.ca
Research Scientist Dr. Hilary A. Jenkins jenkinh@mcmaster.ca
NMR Facility Staff Group Email   nmr@chemistry.mcmaster.ca


  • Bruker 850HD (2012) used for studying solids and proteins
  • Bruker 300 WB (2014) used for solids and imaging
  • Bruker AVIII 700 (2009) with auto sampler
  • Bruker AV 700 (2003) used for proteins and GMP samples
  • Bruker AV 600 (2002) with auto sampler 
  • Bruker AV 500 (2003) used for studying solids and samples in solution
  • Bruker AV 200 - UGSY (2003)

Services Offered

The McMaster NMR Facility offers ways to access high quality NMR data and expert structural analysis with good documentation practices according to GMP guidelines. We serve internal and external clients.

Please contact Bob Berno, NMR Facility Manager, for further information concerning available experiments and pricing.

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WHMIS labels - Form-fillable PDF with labels required for all samples in the NMR facility (must be fully completed).


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