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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

Portrait of Bob Berno

Bob Berno

Ph.D. - Manager of NMR Facility

1 (905) 525-9140 x 24158
A.N. Bourns Science Building, Room A104
A portrait of Megan Fair.

Megan Fair

Laboratory Technician

1 (905) 525-9140 x 24686
A.N. Bourns Science Building, Room 112D
Portrait of Hilary Jenkins

Hilary Jenkins

Research Scientist

1 (905) 525-9140 x 24686
A.N. Bourns Science Building, Room 112D
Title Name E-Mail
NMR Facility Manager Dr. Bob Berno
Research Scientist Dr. Hilary A. Jenkins
NMR Facility Staff Group Email NMR Facility Staff

Information Box Group

Main Office:

ABB-A104, ABB-B103, ABB-B107, ABB-409; MDCL-2335, MDCL-2221

Phone: +1 (905) 525-9140 ext. 24686

Mailing Address:
NMR Facility
A.N. Bourns Science Building (ABB) A104
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M1

Expandable List

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)

photo of Heteronuclear single quantum coherence spectroscopy of DexamethasoneThe 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.

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