NMR analysis laboratory

Tartu NMR analysis laboratory is located at University of Tartu Chemicum building (Tartu, Ravila 14a, room 1093).

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is an analytical technique used to study compounds including small molecule pharmaceuticals (active pharmaceutical ingredients), natural products, fine chemicals, polymers and biomolecules (including proteins, nucleic acids and carbohydrates) and more. NMR data is mostly used to determine the arrangement of atoms that make up a molecule either by showing how they are bonded or how close they are to each other in space.

We provide NMR analytical chemistry services to:

  • Researchers within the University of Tartu
  • External customers (from other universities, companies, schools, private individuals, etc., also from abroad)

For users that want to analyze their own samples, our instruments are available for independent use.
For researchers who just want to get NMR data, but are not interested in running the samples themselves, our staff are available to setup experiments and collect data.

Whether you are an academic or industrial user, options for collaboration or fee-for-service data acquisition are available. Our instruments are not very intensively occupied and usually accessible already the same or the following day.

Contact details:

Tartu NMR analysis laboratory
Ravila 14A-1093, 50411 Tartu, Estonia
Lauri Toom
+372 737 5233



  1. Bruker Avance-III 700 MHz NMR spectrometer
    magnetic field 16.4 T,
    installed in October 2013;
    equipped with Prodigy 5 mm TCI cryo-, BBFO, TBI, HR-MAS probes, SmartCooler BCU II cooling unit and 60 position SampleXpress sample changer;
  2. Bruker Avance-II 200 MHz NMR spectrometer
    magnetic field 4.7 T,
    purchased 1988, upgraded 2007-2010,
    equipped with 5 and 10 mm BBO, 5 mm QNP and ¹³C probes and 16 position SampleXpress Lite sample changer.


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Our lab was supported by the European Regional Development Fund.