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Mass Spec NMR Services Other Analytical Instruments X-Ray Crystallography

Gas Adsorption Powder X-Ray Diffraction Raman Spectroscopy
gas adsorption powder Xray raman

for Internal UM Users

$33.00 per hour

$24.00 per hour

$54.00 per hour

$48.00 per hour

Nominal mass
Exact mass
Maldi hours
LCT hours
Other instruments

Advanced Analysis
Open Access (core/non-core)
Advanced Training
*Previous rate was per a 10 hour training session


$14.00 per unit
$18.00 per unit
$19.00 per hour
$23.00 per hour
$ 9.00 per hour

$96.00 per hour
$44.00 per hour
$50.00 per hour*

High field hour
Low field hour
SQUID hour


$11.50 per hour
$8.50 per hour
$12.00 per hour

Full report
Data only report
Crystal evaluation


$450.00 per report
$253.00 per report
$61.00 per evaluation
$49.00 per hour

X-Ray and Microporous Materials Characterization
Other Services (consulting, training work; etc.)

$ 36.82 per hour
$ 48.00 per hour



INSTRUMENTATION. Advanced instrumentation is an essential component of Departmental research. The Department and individual research groups collectively maintain a multi-million dollar inventory of state-of-the-art hardware and software that is constantly being updated.

Major Departmental equipment available to research faculty and students include the following:

  • Varian Unity INOVA 800MHz NMR (housed in the chemistry complex and shared with the Biophysics Research Division),
  • Varian Unity INOVA 500 MHz NMR
  • Varian Unity INOVA 400 MHz NMR
  • Varian VNMRS 700 MHz NMR (installation begins Sep'10)
  • Varian VNMRS 500 MHz NMR
  • Varian MR 400 MHz NMR
  • Varian MR 400 MHz NMR (i.e. two identical instruments)
  • Varian VNMRS 600 MHz Solid State NMR

Also available are:

  • superconducting quantum interference detecting (SQUID) magnetometer
  • differential scanning and isothermal titration calorimeters
  • two Bruker ESR spectrometers including a Bruker EMX with X-band and Q-band capability
  • two X-ray diffractometers with SGI workstations for data analysis
  • two magnetic sector mass spectrometers capable of EI, CI
  • Electrospray or FAB high resolution exact mass measurements
  • LCT electrospray/time-of-flight spectrometer
  • MALDI-TOF spectrometer capable of automated 96 well analysis for combinatorial chemistry
  • Finnigan gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer
  • two FT-IR spectrometers including a microscope accessory; an AVIV circular dichroism spectrometer; a Shimadzu UV-VIS spectrophotometer; a Perkin-Elmer thermogravimetric analyzer and differential scanning calorimeter
  • ISA-Spex spectrofluorometer; GPC and light scattering; fixed wavelength and tunable lasers; scanning and transmission electron microscopes; a phosphorimager; scintillation counting apparatus; ultra-centrifuges; and automated peptide, DNA, and RNA synthesis facilities.

The Department maintains in-house services for mass spectrometry, CHN analysis, atomic absorption analysis, and X-ray crystallography. The Department also maintains on-site glassblowing, machine, and electronics shops to repair and fabricate scientific apparatus that are not available commercially.

COMPUTATIONAL RESOURCES. The Chemistry Department computational resources are centered around three computers: two Silicon Graphics Octane machines, and a Silicon Graphics 12-processor Power-Challenge supercomputer shared between investigators in Chemistry and the Biophysics Research Division. The Department also has a 4-processor Silicon Graphics high performance server for 3D molecular graphics. This computer is housed in special Visualization Laboratory with projection screen capability in stereo. Individual research groups own and operate several dozen other UNIX workstations, three 24-node LINUX Beowulf clusters, plus some 200 personal computers. In addition, the University of Michigan is a member of an academic consortium associated with the San Diego Supercomputer Center, providing access to a Cray C90. Finally, researchers in the Department can take advantage of the Center for Advanced Computing, a world-renowned research facility whose focus includes developing applications for their advanced computer systems, including a 32-node IBM SP3 and a 176-node IBM SP2. As Michigan plays a major role in developing the Internet, communication between the more than 25,000 computers on campus and those throughout the world is fast and efficient.





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