The Magnetic Resonance Facility is located on the Nathan campus of Griffith University and is a university-wide research facility. We house nuclear magnetic resonance instrumentation utilized by researchers from the faculty of science, the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery and the Centre for Forestry and Horticultural Research. As such, the facility contributes to a very diverse range of research projects. Projects spanning the fields of organic, inorganic and organometallic chemistry, materials science, biological and medicinal chemistry and forestry and soil science are ongoing within the facility.
The central lab, located in the Science 1 building, currently houses two spectrometers; a recently purchased liquids/solids capable 300megahertz instrument, which is central to our research training programs and handles the majority of routine analytical procedures, and a recently upgraded 400megahertz instrument. The upgraded 400megahertz spectrometer also has joint solids and liquids capabilities, as well as an impressive array of experimental nuclear magnetic resonance probes, rendering it one of the most functional contemporary research instruments in the country.
In addition to the two smaller instruments, users of the facility with high field needs can also access the shared 500megahertz and 600megahertz instrument, housed within the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery research facility in the adjacent Mt Gravatt Research Park. The 500megahertz is fitted with a 768 high throughput autosample changer, enabling the processing of many samples per day. The 600megahertz instrument has been recently upgraded to state-of-the-art architecture and features a cryoprobe for optimal sensitivity.