Department Chair:
Janice Thornton

Administrative Assistant:
Kristi Gibson

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8768
Fax: (440) 775-5397

Science Center A261
119 Woodland St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: M, W, R 9:00am-1:45pm, T 9:00am-1:30pm

Facility Detail

Facility Detail

NMR Spectrometers

Located at: Science Center,
119 Woodland Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

A 600-MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer allows faculty members and students to study the composition and structure of organic compounds in both solution and the solid state. Oberlin is the only undergraduate liberal arts college to have an NMR spectrometer of this caliber. It was purchased with the assistance of a grant from the National Science Foundation. The instrument room also contains a 400-MHz NMR spectrometer, installed in 2007, which is used for routine molecular characterization by students engaged in research and by various science courses.