To submit a sample for service analysis, please:
- Visit the sample submission webpage and fill in the form. This form will assign you a submission number — note this down.
- Download and complete the NMR submission form [Word ], using the submission number assigned previously. Please feel free to provide any extra details here if necessary, such as unusual chemical shifts.
- Place the completed form in the "NMR Submissions" folder in the NMR data server; this can be accessed at \\chem.ox.ac.uk\SRF\NMR\NMR Submissions (please see here for instructions on how to access this folder if needed). Forms should be named in the following manner:
<submission number>_<name>_<supervisor initials>.
Note that paper forms will not be accepted!
- In the same folder, place a PDF copy of the 1D 1H spectrum of the same sample you are submitting, using the following name:
<submission number>_<name>_<supervisor initials>_1H.pdf
- Bring the sample down and place it either on the sponge rack or inside the small fridge as per the location indicated on the submission form. Both of these can be accessed via the hatch to the side of the NMR lab entrance.
If your sample is unstable or requires special attention, choose "Request" as the location and do not bring down the sample; a member of the NMR staff will contact you to arrange for this.
After a sample has been submitted, you will find the following:
- Your submission form has been removed from the NMR Submissions folder. This is normal and indicates that it has been processed by a member of the NMR staff.
- The completion status on the submission webpage is updated to "Yes", and the spectrometer(s) used to run the sample indicated next to it.
At this point you can obtain the data from the NMR data server. This data is organised by instrument and then by your research group initials. Each individual dataset is then named according to the following:
- Your initials;
- The five-digit submission number;
- The date (DDMM) on which the experiment was queued on the spectrometer. (Note that this may differ slightly from the date on which the experiment was run, e.g. if the experiment was submitted on Friday it may have run over the weekend.)
The sample will be placed in the returns rack (organic) or completed sample tub (inorganic).