NMR spectroscopy

Fourier Transform NMR Spectrometers

The Department operates two spectrometers for student use in laboratory courses and research projects.

varian anasazi

Varian Inova FT-NMR spectrometer
9.4 Tesla superconducting magnet
multinuclear, VT probe

Anasazi EFT-60 FT-NMR spectrometer
1.4 Tesla permanent magnet
multinuclear probe

Dissemination of laboratory experiments

Students are introduced to NMR in the general chemistry laboratory and routinely obtain NMR data and spectra in subsequent courses. This listing of papers and presentations provides examples of student laboratory experiments and projects.

Publications and ACS presentations

NMR Spectroscopy in the Introductory Laboratory
L. J. Kateley, Department of Chemistry, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Presented at the American Chemical Society 30th Great Lakes Regional Meeting, Chicago IL, May 1997

The Heck Reaction: A Microscale Synthesis Using a Palladium Catalyst
William B. Martin and Laura J. Kateley, Department of Chemistry, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
J. Chem. Educ. 2000, 77(6), 757–759

Microscale Synthesis of a Diphenylisoxazoline by a 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition
William B. Martin, Laura J. Kateley, Dawn C. Wiser, and Catherine A. Brummond, Department of Chemistry, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL 60045
J. Chem. Educ. 2002, 79(2), 225–227

An introduction to molecular structure: Molecular modeling integrated with NMR spectral analysis of common painkillers
Dawn C. Wiser and Jason A. Cody, Department of Chemistry, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL 60045  
Presented at the 225th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, March 2003; Paper CHED 625.

Characterization of NAD in the active site of yADH: An undergraduate NMR project
Amy Abe and Dawn C. Wiser. Department of Chemistry, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL 60045 
Presented at the 230th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, August 2005, Paper CHED 006

FT–NMR tools for curricular innovation  
Frank Contratto, Anasazi Instruments, Inc, 4101 Cashard Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46203 and Amy Abe, Department of Chemistry, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL 60045. 
Presented at the 230th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, August 2005, Paper CHED 119

Grocery stores: Sources of NMR samples for non-majors!  
Frank Contratto, Anasazi Instruments, Inc. and Amy Abe, Department of Chemistry, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL 60045. 
Presented at the 230th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, August 2005, Paper CHED 127.

Exploring the connections between NMR and MRI 
Frank B. Contratto, Anasazi Instruments, Inc, 4101 Cashard Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46203 and Amy Abe, Department of Chemistry, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045.
Presented at the 230th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA, August 2008, Paper CHED 124

Contributions to Anasazi Instruments, Inc. applications notes for the EFT-60

NMR in high schools 

Di- and tri-peptide “sequencing” 

PbEDTA complexes at 60 and 400 MHz 

Amy Abe, Lake Forest College and Frank B. Contratto, Anasazi Instruments, Inc. 
Presented at Anasazi Instruments, Inc. co-sponsored FT-NMR Workshops,

NMR at Work…

  • Determination of the Ethanol Content of Selected Consumer Products by Proton NMR 
  • Determination of Sodium Content of Selected Consumer Products by Sodium NMR 
  • Analysis of Edible Oils by 1H and 13C NMR 
  • Titration monitoring of ATP by 31P NMR 

Frank B. Contratto, Anasazi Instruments, Inc., 4101 Cashard Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46203
Amy Abe, Department of Chemistry, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL 60045

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