User Training

The NMR staff is happy to train any post-docs, graduate students and undergraduates associated with the University of Kansas. Training is divided into two steps.

1. Download a copy of the file “Things You Should Know Before You Operate an NMR Spectrometer”.  Also download our “Chemical Hygiene Plan”.  Study these documents.  You must pass an oral quiz before Sarah will train you.  There are no exceptions.

2. Make an appointment for training with Sarah Neuenswander. Sarah will walk you through the procedure of how to acquire and process a 1D 1H NMR spectrum.  This session should take ~30 minutes.

Modern NMR spectrometers cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, so it is imperative that new users respect the instrument and use it in a manner that will insure that these spectrometer continue to produce high quality data for years to come.


The above training is designed for graduate students and post-docs in synthetic chemistry groups, who will be using the instruments routinely. We understand that some users may need the spectrometers less frequently. If all these steps sounds like too much for you the NMR lab staff is happy to run samples for you. For routine characterization of small molecules you can submit samples to our cryoprobe in Malott B042. For more sophisticated needs try our sample submission form (PDF).

As always, let us know if you have any questions.

Congratulations to Brian Blagg for the Mitscher Professorship great honor for Brian; great way to remember Les

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