Laboratory for Analysis of Organic Compounds and Polymers

The Laboratory consists of:

NMR Laboratory equipped with a Bruker DRX 500 spectrometer, a Bruker vance 200, Avance III 400 and DRX 500 spectrometer for high-resolution spectra in solid state and liquids:

Additional info:
Prof. Marek Potrzebowski,
tel. +48(42)680-3240,

Dr. Sławomir Kaźmierski,
tel. +48-42-6803-307

Bruker Avance 200

  • dual channel instrument for standard 1D experiments running in self-service
  • using PC with TopSpin 1.3 as an acquisition unit
  • equipped with a QNP probe-head for automated observation of 1H, 13C, 19F and 31P nuclei.

Bruker Avance III 400 Wide Bore (9,4 T)

  • instrument equipped with wide bore magnet, and three channels of frequencies dedicated to studies in
  • using PC with TopSpin 2.1 as an acquisition unit
  • temperature range: 150 – 370 K
  • 2.5 mm,  4 mm and CPMAS broadband probeheads cover the frequency range from 12 MHz to 162 MHz at
  • field of 9.4 T (e.g. 13C, 27Al, 29Si, 77Se and 31P)
  • 2.5 mm triple resonance CP-MAS probe for 1H/13C/15N
  • 2D solid state experiments: FSLG-HETCOR, PASS-2D, CP-EXCHANGE etc.
  • “broad-line” experiments in frequencies from 12 MHz to 400 MHz
  • 4 mm HR-MAS, 1H/31P/13C/2H triple resonance probehead for semi-solid samples

Bruker Avance III 500 (11,7T)

  • new generation instrument dedicated to studies of biomolecules in liquid and solid state
  • equipped with three channels cabinet controlled with PC with TopSpin 3.0
  • pulse field gradients 50G/cm and probeheads:
  • 5 mm BBI (1H/BB) covering the range of frequencies 50 – 202 MHz (15N – 31P)
  • 5 mm (TXI) 1H/13C/31P/2H
  • 3 mm inverse dual channel broadband (BBI) probe for small amount of samples
  • 1.3 mm Ultra Fast MAS (1H/BB) probe designed for solids
  • SampleXpress™ – Bruker’s new, easy-to-use, sample changer fort automation in NMR routine and research applications used routinely and extensively for popular experiments like COSY, HSQC, HMQC, and HMBC. They are also used for proton 1D experiments with X-nucleus decoupling and experiments requiring solvent suppression
  • TXI probe, enable to run triple resonance experiments or 1D or 2D two-dimensional experiments with 31P or 13C (e.g. for 13C enriched samples) decoupling
  • 3 mm probe allows to investigate the samples of OD amount
  • Variable Temperature equipment let to run the measurements in the range of 190 to 390 K

Bruker Avance III 600 (14,09 T)

  • state-of-the-art, triple channel instrument with Z-gradient dedicated for studding the biomolecules both in liquid and solid state
  • Ascend™ superconducting magnet
  • consist of  three channels cabinet controlled with PC with TopSpin 3.0
  • equipped with liquid and solid state MAS probeheads:
  • 5 mm BBFO probe with Z-gradient and with automated tuning and matching (ATM™) system, tuneable from
    15N to 19F under full automation with Bruker ATM. Permits to employing direct and indirect detection
    experiments and 19F applications including 1H decoupling and vice versa. The inner coil of this probe is
    optimized for 1H observation while the outer coil is tuneable over a frequency range that permits decoupling
    of nuclei between 31P and 15N or 19F. With this probehead, it is possible to record both 1D 1H{19F}, 19F{1H},  X{19F} and 2D 1H-19F or 1H-X (X = 31P – 15N).
  • 5mm TXI probe 1H/13C/15N with Z-gradient (1H  observe; 13C/15N decouple)

These probes are routinely and extensively used for popular experiments like COSY HSQC, HMQC, and
HMBC. They are also used for proton 1D experiments with X-nucleus decoupling and experiments requiring
solvent suppression. With the widest tuning range in the industry, both 1D and multidimensional
experiments can be performed with a variety of nuclei.

Solid-state probes:

  • 2.5 mm, triple resonance 1H/19F/13C CP-MAS probe for X {1H/19F}, 1H{19F}, 19F{1H} spectra
  • 1.3 mm Ultra Fast MAS, triple resonance 1H/13C/15N probehead for experiments developed to perform NMR structure determination of biological macromolecules in solid state.

Variable Temperature equipment lets to run the measurements in the range of 190 to 390 K

Mass Spectrometry Laboratory equipped with high resolution Finnigan MAT 95, Voyager-Elite MALDI ToF, Finnigan Automass GCMS and LKB 2091 GCMS spectrometers.

Additional info:
Ewelina Drabik
tel. +48(42)6803-231

The Finnigan MAT 95 instrument permits recording of mass spectra up to m/z 3500 at full accelerating voltage. Electron ionization (EI), chemical ionization (CI), cesium ion bombardment (LSIMS), electrospray (ESI), and atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI) can be applied as ionization techniques. Metastable ion study can be performed by collision-induced dissociation (CID). MAT 95 can be directly coupled to capillary gas chromatograph or liquid chromatograph (HPLC). Voyager-Elite MALDI TOF (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time of Flight) mass spectrometer allows recording mass spectra of peptides, proteins, oligonucleotides, synthetic polymers and other macromolecules up to m/z 300 000. Femto to pikomole (10-15 to 10-12 mole) amount of compound is required for analysis.

Finnigan Automass GCMS instrument is designed for gas chromatography/mass spectrometry analysis of organic compounds using EI, CI, or negative chemical ionisation (NCI).

Polymer Mechanical Properties Laboratory equipped with Tensile Testing Machine (Instron 5580) which permits the complex examination of static mechanical properties of polymers in various modes of deformation. It can be used also to evaluate the properties of commercial plastics.

Additional info:
Prof.  Zbigniew Bartczak
tel. +48(42)6803-317,




The Laboratory serves not only  the Departments of the Centre, but performs measurements for research teams from all over Poland.

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