RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR USERS OF THE WSU NMR CENTER
This facility contains very delicate and sensitive equipment which may be easily
corrupted by inexperienced or careless users. That's why we have all the rules
below. Failure to follow these rules and/or the spirit of the rules will result
in termination of your user privileges and future access to the facility.
Please help us keep this facility in top operating condition by (1) knowing the
rules, (2) following the rules, and (3) sharing your knowledge of the rules and
operating procedures of this facility with your fellow users.
Your research depends on high quality NMR analysis--Take responsibility for maintaining
the health of YOUR NMR Center.
1) All new users will be trained by NMR Center staff before being allowed to use
2) Initial training is included in the new user package.
3) Advanced training in ALL areas of NMR for ALL instruments to be done only by
qualified NMR Center staff--No training by your own group members, except for casual
4) Use of advanced techniques and higher field instruments (i.e. variable temperature
control, instrument tuning, probe changes, instruments other than the 300) is only
allowed on approval of individual users by either Greg or Bill. Advanced training
will be required for each method.
General Rules for Instrument Usage:
1) DO NOT USE CHEAP, DISPOSABLE OR DAMAGED NMR TUBES
Use only high quality NMR tubes listed below or equivalent:
Wilmad 528PP or 535PP
Norell S-5-500-7 (8) (same or better
If you are not sure if your NMR tube is good quality, lookup the specifications
and compare to those below. It should be as good or better than these:
Specifications for Norell S-5-500-7:
o.d. 4.97 +-0.013mm
i.d. 4.20 +- 0.025mm
Poor quality or damaged NMR tubes can break inside the instrument probe, causing
extensive damage. If you are responsible for causing such damage by using
a crappy NMR tube, your group will be charged for repair of the probe (>$10,000!).
Disposable ($2.00) NMR tubes are UNACCEPTABLE!
Door codes for the Omnilock entrance control system are issued individually
to approved users of the NMR Center. Non-approved users are not allowed unsupervised
in the Center laboratory, and are not allowed to use the equipment. NEVER
give your assigned door code or password(s) to any other user, and especially not
to anyone who is not an approved user.
Letting someone else use your door code is not allowed. If anything happens
due to the person who borrowed your code, YOU will be held responsible. Violation
of this policy will result in suspension or cancellation of your NMR privileges.
Door codes will be changed periodically for security reasons. If you have
any problems accessing the Center using the Omnilock system, contact either Greg
or Bill. New users are assigned a unique door code as part of the signup process.