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Center for NMR Spectroscopy Washington State University

Welcome to the WSU Center for NMR Spectroscopy

To combat the spread of COVID-19, effective September 8 2021, there is a more stringent procedure for using the NMR lab.


The WSU Center for NMR Spectroscopy is a central University facility that provides access to state-of-the-art NMR instrumentation. It is administered by the College of Arts and Sciences and its equipment has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Battelle Memorial Institute and the Murdock Charitable Trust.

The facility is open for users from across the WSU campuses and from outside institutions. Access at very competitive rates (see rates) requires appropriate training and sign-up. Questions about this world-class facility may be directed to Zachariah Heiden or Bill Hiscox.

The NMR Facility (Fulmer Hall, B3) includes one 300 MHz, one 400 MHz, one 500 MHz, and one 600 MHz Varian spectrometers. The 300 and 400 MHz spectrometers are commonly used for routine NMR experiments (1D and 2D experiments), while the 500 and 600 MHz spectrometers are utilized primarily for specialty experiments (solid-state, diffusion, variable temperature, and multi-nuclear NMR experiments).

For a virtual tour of the WSU NMR Center, please view the video below:


The NMR Facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Facility personnel are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Access to the WSU NMR facility is limited to trained instrument users. If you do not currently have a door code, please see Dr. Bill Hiscox in Fulmer 40 or Dr. Zachariah Heiden in Troy 230 for access.


Fulmer Hall, Room B3
(509) 335-3005

Reservation Software

Current Instrument Status

Varian 400 MHz: Not Available

Varian VNMRS 500 MHz: Available, check reservation status before using

Current Probe: Broadband probe (DBG-500) X-observe and 1H decoupling. X-Observe channel 2 is normally tuned to 13C. X-Channel may be tuned to 31P, or another nucleus, in which case 13C NMR is impossible.

Bruker Avance Neo 500 MHz: Not Available, due to Probe Installation

Current Probe: Prodigy Cryoprobe (H-X Multinuclear)

Varian DD2 600 MHz: Available for Solution State NMR Experiments Only

Current Probe: One Probe Broadband (H-X Multinuclear)