Tuesday, 27 November 2012

NMR Operational

Dear Users:

The NMR is operational after maintenance.
Feel free to use the NMR


NMR - Temporary out of service

Dear users:
The NMR will be temporary out of service until further notice due to both NMR training and N2 fill.
The spectrometer will be back up this afternoon after all the scheduled maintenance is finished.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Air is Down - Spectrometer out of service

The Air is down in TRACES lab.
Therefore, the Spectrometer will be out of service for the weekend until the problem is fixed.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Temperature Calibration

Dear User:

I am currently doing Temperature Calibration.
The spectrometer will be taken off automation for the time being.
I will let you all know when the calibration is finished.

N2 Fill Completed

Dear Users:

The N2 Fill is completed as schedule.  The spectrometer is ready for use.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

NMR N2 filling - Done

Dear User:

The weekly N2 filling is done and the spectrometer is ready to use.

Monday, 24 September 2012

NMR Training - Thursday & Friday

NMR Training will be held on the following days:

Thursday 10-12pm
Friday 3-5pm

Please be there at those time and don't be late


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Back on September 10th

Dear Users:

I will be out of town Thursday & Friday this week.
I can be reached via email.

Thanks for your cooperation.


N2 Fills completed

The weekly N2 filling is completed and the spectrometer is read for use.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Spectrometer Ready to Use

The Helium Fill was successful and the spectrometer is ready for use.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Helium Filling this afternoon

Dear Users:

Please note that Helium filling will take place sometime in the afternoon.
The Spectrometer will be down for maintenance.

Thanks you for your cooperation.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

NMR Maintenance and N2 Fill (Finished)

The Schedule N2 Filled is completed on Tuesday and minor maintenance is performed on the instrument

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

NMR Maintenance - Done

The weekly scheduled N2 fill is finished and minor maintanence is done on the spectrometer.

Monday, 23 July 2012

NMR is operational

The NMR is operational
The NMR is ready for use

Testing New Automation Program - NMR will be ready in the afternoon

We are currently testing for new automation program.
The spectrometer will not be available in the morning.

The spectrometer will be back on line in the afternoon.

Thanks you for your cooperation.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

N2 and Maintenance done

The weekly N2 fill is finished and minor maintenance is finished on the instrument.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Nitrogen Fill & Minor Maintenance

The schedule N2 fill and Maintenance is done on the instrument.
The instrument is ready to use.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Spectrometer is operational

The spectrometer is back online.
Please resubmit  your experiments in ICON.
Thanks for your cooperation.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Spectrometer Stalled - Error

The NMR spectrometer is stalled due to an unusual amount of lock errors on the instrument.
For now, I will advice not to submit any samples to the instrument until further notice.
I will take a look at it in the morning.

Thank you for your cooperation

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Weekly Schedule Maintenance & N2 Filling Done

The schedule weekly N2 filling is done and shim file updated.
The spectrometer is ready to use

Thank you for your cooperation

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

NMR Automation Fixed - Night Sample Rerun

The Automation problem is now fixed.  It seems to be related to a software clinch in the background.
This clinch has affected the samples from Kraatz group last night.  Due to this unforeseen problem,  I have authorized the Kraatz group, this time only, to rerun their 2D experiment during the day to make up for the loss of spectrometer time last night.  

Thank you for your cooperation.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Automation Error

There is an error with the spectrometer. Please don't submit anything to the NMR at this point and wait for further notice.

Nitrogen Fill & Minor Maintenance Done

The schedule N2 fill and maintenance is finished and the system is back online
Thanks you for your cooperation

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Maintenance is finished - System back online

Minor Maintenance is finished, the system is back online.

Weekly Schedule NMR Maintenance - Delay

Due to previously scheduled departmental meeting, the scheduled NMR maintenance will be done this afternoon instead of the usual morning.  Please, submit your NMR samples after 3 pm today or until further notice.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

NMR Operational

The NMR is now operational after minor maintenance on the air compressor

Compress Air Down Temporary

The compress air is currently down for maintenance
Please don't use the instrument until further notice.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Scheduled N2 Filling & NMR Maintenance - DONE

The Nitrogen is filled and the shim file is updated
The instrument is back in operation.

Thanks you for your cooperation.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

NMR Training June 8th, 2012

An NMR training session is scheduled on June 8th 2012.
If you want to use the instrument and need training, please come to the TRACES at 2:00 pm.

Also, please bring your NMR USER Agreement form that is in your Dropbox.

Thanks you for your cooperation.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

NMR Sample Pickup

If you have not pick up your samples from TRACES, please do so by the end of today.
For samples that remain in TRACES beyond this time will become the property of TRACES.
Thanks you for your cooperation.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Weekly Shim File Updated & Nitrogen Filled

The weekly nitrogen fill is completed and minor maintenance is done

Monthly Recap

The spectrometer has been operational for over a month.  I would like to thank all the users for their cooperation during this time.  We have a few rule that needs to be addressed  in regards to TRACES NMR access

1) No undergraduate is allowed to operate the NMR without the supervision of a graduate student or lecturer.
2) Please consult the NMR manager if you are unsure about what to do
3) Please pick up your NMR samples in a timely manner.
4) You are responsible for the processing and storage of your NMR data
5) Only take advice regarding the operation of this NMR instrument from either trained users in your lab or the NMR manager.

Please follow these rules.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Weekly Shim File Update - DONE

The Shim file was updated and minor maintenance is finished.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Nitrogen Fill Completed

The schedule nitrogen fill is completed.  The system is ready for operation.

Monday, 28 May 2012

NMR Tubes & Samples

Please clear all the NMR tubes from the instrument as well as any unclaim samples on the table.  For samples that left unclaim in TRACES will be discarded and the NMR tube will become the property of TRACES

Please pick up your samples by the end of TODAY

Thanks you for your cooperation

Friday, 25 May 2012

Shim File Updated

The shim file has been updated.  Minor maintenance on the spectrometer is finished.  The NMR is ready to use.
Thanks you for your cooperation.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

NMR Data Transfer & Dropbox

For NMR data transfer, it is important to always COPY & PASTE your data to your dropbox.
If you drag your data to your dropbox, it will remove it from the spectrometer.  Therefore, the computer will not able to BACKUP your data automatically.

Remember:   COPY & PASTE your NMR raw data to your dropbox

Door Code

The problem with the code should be fixed by now.  If you have a problem with the code, please go to the facility resources.  Thanks you for your cooperation.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

NMR Training at 1pm

NMR Training
1:00pm - Undergraduate ( CHMD90 & CHMD92) NMR Training
1:30pm - Graduate Student/Postdoc NMR Training

If you are interested, please come join us

Nitrogen Filling & System Maintenance

The NMR system will be down from 9am to 12pm for the weekly schedule Nitrogen Fill and System Maintenance.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

NMR Data Processing

The NMR data is processed using ACDLab (Free Download) software.  Here is a short instructional video of how to process your NMR data once you have acquired them.  (Click on the video to watch in the youtube channel and select HD quality for better resolution)

Here is a short instructional video of how to do peak picking

Here is a short instructional video of how to do integration

NMR Data Transfer & File Archive

You can use dropbox to transfer your NMR data from the spectrometer to your computer. In order to use dropbox, I will need your email address and your group so that I can authorize you. The computer is currently being set-up so that it will archive all the completed NMR experiments every 24 hours automatically and the archive file will appear in your dropbox.  It will be advantage for you to take this folder and store it on your computer or your lab computer for your record.

To know more about DropBox please go to: www.dropbox.com

Wednesday, 16 May 2012


The NMR will be ready to use by 9 am tomorrow morning.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Helium Filling & Maintenance

Helium Fill is scheduled for today.  Therefore, the instrument will be down until further notice.
Thanks you for your cooperation

Friday, 11 May 2012


Dear DPES Faculty

It is with great pleasure that I announced to you that the NMR spectrometer in TRACES is operational.  Due to the compressor issue, we were unable to offer this service sooner and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their understanding.  In order to use this instrument, you will need to be trained and the training will commence next week and it will be held on Monday and Tuesday.  The training on Monday will be geared towards the graduate students & postdoc and the training on Tuesday will be for the lecturers (including any interested Professors).  Attached to this email is a SOP, guidelines and NMR user agreement. Please forward this to your graduate students or appropriate personnel in your laboratory.

After our scheduled helium fill on Wednesday (May-16-2012), the instrument will be ready to use staring Thursday May 17th, 2012.

Training Time:
Please come during this time for your training.
Monday (11am - 3pm) (Graduate Student & Postdoc)
Tuesday (11am - 3pm)  (Faculty)