NMR Facility

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

NMR Operations during COVID restrictions

We have revised operating procedures (updated November 2020) in place for use of the NMR facilities at this time.

We also have new protocols for sample submissions to the NMR Service.

Information on Scientific Induction Sessions and Instrument Training for new researchers (Part II, DPhil and Post Doc).

Note that some access to the basement NMR laboratory is possible but remains restricted due to occupancy limit of 6 people. Request for access is on a case-by-case basis. You must also book a place in the basement NMR laboratory if you wish to use an instrument. Contact NMR staff if you require use of a basement instrument, explaining your need.

Please request experiments through Sample Submission where possible at this time


The NMR facility housed in the Chemistry Research Laboratory is one of the largest available to research chemists in the UK. It houses thirteen solution-state and two solid-state FT NMR instruments with proton operating frequencies ranging up to 700 MHz, which are capable of running most experiments of interest to the research chemist. The facility supports the full range of chemical sciences research across the department and university including synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, chemical biology, enzymology, metabolomics, catalysis and materials science.

They are managed by Prof Tim Claridge (Organic/ChemBiol) and Dr Nick Rees (Inorganic) and are operated and maintained by five members of staff in total.


Latest News:

2020 Introductory lecture: The lecture slides will be found here (Oxford only).

20/4/20: We have a new handout on Diffusion NMR and DOSY: Available from our Resources-NMR Handouts page