The San Diego State University NMR Facility is a core instrumentation facility operating under Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at SDSU, located on the second floor of the Chemical Sciences Laboratory building, room CSL-225.

Scheduling Time

All trained users must reserve spectrometer time using the online scheduling calendar, accessed here.  If you do not yet have scheduling access, please follow instructions on the Scheduler page.


Currently there are 3 NMR Spectrometers on site:

  1. 400 MHz Varian VNMRS: Primary workhorse instrument for routine liquids NMR needs.
  2. 500 MHz Varian Inova:  Overflow walkup instrument for routine NMR needs, and instrument of choice for experiments that take longer than 15 minutes.
  3. 600 MHz Bruker Avance III HD: Primarily used for high-resolution and advanced liquids NMR experiments, and also for routine and advanced solid-state NMR.

For more details on available equipment, probes and capabilities, visit the Equipment page.


All users must be properly trained prior to using the NMR equipment. To schedule a training, please email the NMR Facility Director Bennett Addison at baddison@sdsu.edu, or schedule a time in person by visiting the NMR Lab in person: CSL-225.

All trained users will then sign up for a NMR Scheduler account, and instrument scheduling privileges will be granted after completed training.

NMR Analytical Services for Industry

The SDSU NMR Facility regularly collaborates with local industry.  Due to our simple fee-for-service setup, local companies without in-house NMR equipment regularly request NMR analytical services from SDSU.  Common requests include: routine 1H and 13C spectra, common 2D data COSY, HSQC, HMBC, H2BC, NOESY, ROESY.  Additionally, in many cases we collect data on X nuclei including 31P, 19F, 11B, 29Si, etc.

Solid-state NMR capabilities can be made available to industry users in some situations, however SDSU research projects take priority.  If you are interested in solid-state NMR data, you may need to be patient depending on instrument availability!

If you or your company are interested in NMR Analytical Services at San Diego State University, please reach out to the NMR Facility Director Dr. Bennett Addison – baddison@sdsu.edu.  Please include company name and a brief description of services requested, and we will reply shortly with a cost estimate.  Current rates for industry users:  $80/hr for routine work, minimum 1/2 hour.  Discounts are applied for long experiments.  Experiments are performed in-house by NMR staff, and a report will sent to the requestor via email.


Department Gas and Liquid Nitrogen orders are handeled by Bennett Addison.  Orders are placed every Wednesday morning for Thursday delivery, so to be safe, be sure to submit your orders by Tuesday evening prior to Thursday delivery.

Link to order gas and LN2:

Link to view status of order: