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26th French-Japanese Symposium on Medicinal & Fine Chemistry – Strasbourg, France 17th – 20th September 2017.

July 28th, 2017, by

Magritek is really excited to be present at 26th French-Japanese Symposium on Medicinal & Fine Chemistry in Strasbourg, France from 17th – 20th September 2017.We really look forward to meeting you. Our applications and support team will have a live, working Spinsolve Benchtop NMR and will also be there to answer all your benchtop NMR spectroscopy questions.

The conference will take place at the Collège Doctoral Européen at the University of Strasbourg, France.

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SCS Fall Meeting 2017- Bern – Switzerland 21st -22nd August 2017

July 11th, 2017, by

Magritek is really excited to be present at  SCS Fall Meeting in Bern, Switzerland from 21st – 22nd August – 2017 .We really look forward to meeting you on the Booth 14. Our applications and support team will have a live, working Spinsolve Benchtop NMR and will also be there to answer all your benchtop NMR spectroscopy questions.

Benchtop NMR systems have become popular analytical lab instruments in the last years. With the recent launch of the Spinsolve Ultra the magnetic field homogeneity has been improved to match a lines shape that is comparable to superconducting magnets, while the brand new Spinsolve 80 pushes the limits in chemical shift spreading and sensitivity for a benchtop system.

The conference will take place on the University of Bern  ( von roll area ), Fabrikstrasse 6, B6: lectures Fabrikstrasse 8, B8, 3012 Bern, Switzerland.

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Silicon NMR on Spinsolve – Part 1

June 22nd, 2017, by

Silicon is one of the most widespread elements in the natural world and, as such, this makes it a very interesting and useful element to study using NMR. Over the past few decades, a wide range of silicon-containing compounds have been investigated using both solid- and liquid-state NMR techniques. For example, siloxane polymers, which are extensively used in biomedical and cosmetic applications, have been extensively studied by NMR to understand their structure and individual building blocks. Similarly, the structure of silicates, zeolites and other materials have been studied by silicon NMR. Silicon NMR has been shown to be a powerful tool for the determination of active end groups, cross-linking moieties and polymer sequencing.

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RIVM in the Netherlands uses the Spinsolve benchtop NMR spectrometer to investigate illegal drugs

June 8th, 2017, by

Dr Peter Keizers is a scientist in the Centre for Health Protection at RIVM, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment based in Bilthoven. As a chemist, he investigates (illegal) drugs, medical devices and other medicinal products. His group studies the composition of these products and specifically look for active pharmaceutical ingredients, preferably in a quantitative way.


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39th Diskussionstagung der Fachgruppe NMR – Bayreuth, Germany 25th – 28th September 2017.

August 11th, 2017, by

Magritek is really excited to be present at 39th Diskussionstagung der Fachgruppe NMR from GDCh in Bayreuth, Germany from 25th – 28th September 2017.We really look forward to meeting you. Our applications and support team will have a live, working Spinsolve Benchtop NMR and will also be there to answer all your benchtop NMR spectroscopy questions.

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Chemistry Department at Lyon College, Arkansas, uses Spinsolve for research and teaching

July 26th, 2017, by

Dr Irosha Nawarathne is an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at Lyon College, a selective liberal arts institution in rural Arkansas. Her work bridges biomedical research to teaching students the practical use of instrumentation to prepare them for employment and the challenges of the chemical industry. She summarizes her experience with the Spinsolve, which was added to the Chemistry Department in 2015:

Spinsolve has become the most popular among faculty and students of our chemistry program. It is used in organic chemistry, instrumental analysis, and advanced inorganic chemistry laboratories. We plan to extend the usage to other areas too. Students have become very interested in the concept of NMR because of this instrument. Their knowledge of NMR is improved tremendously after the incorporation of Spinsolve in the chemistry program. It is easy to operate, provides quick analysis, and requires very low maintenance. Spinsolve is definitely the best fit for a small college like ours. We formerly had a cryogenic NMR spectrometer at Lyon but the chemistry program has not been able to maintain the instrument in the long term. Spinsolve is low cost and its low maintenance is key for its great fit to Lyon chemistry program. It is also used in recruiting keen students as they get really excited about the instrument and its capabilities during frequent campus tours.

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SMASH 2017- Baveno – Italy 17th – 20th September 2017

July 9th, 2017, by

Magritek is really excited to be present at SMASH 2017 in Baveno, Italy from 17th – 20th September 2017 .We really look forward to meeting you. Our applications and support team will have a live, working Spinsolve Benchtop NMR and will also be there to answer all your benchtop NMR spectroscopy questions.

The Small Molecule NMR Conference will take place at the Grand Hotel Dino in Baveno – Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, 20, 28831 Baveno VB, Italy.

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13C NMR of Cholesterol on an 80 MHz magnet

June 14th, 2017, by

Cholesterol is an essential molecule found in all animals and is a structural component of animal cell membranes. It is the reason why animal cells are flexible and animals can move, unlike plant cells which have rigid cell walls. Cholesterol is a sterol and the cells in your body synthesize about 1 gram every day.

With recent advances in the performance of benchtop NMR, such as the 80 MHz Spinsolve 80, it is interesting to see the 13C NMR spectra from molecules such as Cholesterol.  With a molecular weight of 386 g/mol and 27 carbon atoms it is a larger molecule than is typical measured on a Carbon-13 capable benchtop NMR spectrometer. Because there are more peaks to resolve, both the sensitivity and resolution of the instrument are tested with this measurement.

The 1D proton-decoupled 13C NMR spectrum of a 400 mM sample of Cholesterol measured by a Spinsolve 80 is shown in the figure below. Because 13C has a lower gyromagnetic ratio than protons, the 13C Larmor frequency is 20 MHz. The region between 20 ppm and 45 ppm has been expanded to show how the carbon peaks are resolved.

Agenda and Registration details for Free Benchtop NMR Workshop, 21st August, 12.30pm at ACS Washington.

August 8th, 2017, by

We are delighted to share the agenda and registration details for our complementary Benchtop NMR Workshop on Monday 21st August during the 254th American Chemical Society, National Meeting and Exposition in Washington D.C.

“Benchtop NMR: Applications in Industry & Academia” will take place on Monday, August 21st from 12:30 – 3:30 PM in WEWCC Exhibit Hall B, Workshop Room 2.

We have five top speakers sharing their insights on benchtop NMR usage across a wide variety of applications.

Reserve Your Spot

Keep reading for more information on the workshop presentations and be sure to sign up today!

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National ACS in Washington, D.C., Aug 20-22

July 13th, 2017, by

Magritek is running a free workshop “Benchtop NMR: Applications in Industry and Academia” at the National ACS Conference in Washington, D.C. on August 20-22. We also have a booth where we will feature a live Spinsolve benchtop NMR system, so you can experience Spinsolve’s superior performance and operational simplicity firsthand. Our technical staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have.
Location:
Booth #801, Hall A/B – Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW
Washington, D.C.
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XIX EUROANALYSIS 2017- Stockholm – Sweden 28th August – 1st September 2017

July 9th, 2017, by

Magritek is really excited to be present at XIX EUROANALYSIS  2017  in  Stockholm, Sweden from 28th August – 1st September 2017 .We really look forward to meeting you on our Booth N° 8. Our applications and support team will have a live, working Spinsolve Benchtop NMR and will also be there to answer all your benchtop NMR spectroscopy questions.

We are holding a workshop during XIX EUROANALYSIS 2017– Workshop Registration

The workshop will take place during the lunch on Tuesday 29 August at 13:00-14:15 in room Spelbomskan on the 7th floor in the conference venue Aula Magna.

During the workshop an overview of applications that can be addressed with benchtop NMR systems will be given and practical demonstrations will be done on a live system.

 

Benchtop NMR systems have become popular analytical lab instruments in the last years. With the recent launch of the Spinsolve Ultra the magnetic field homogeneity has been improved to match a lines shape that is comparable to superconducting magnets, while the brand new Spinsolve 80 pushes the limits in chemical shift spreading and sensitivity for a benchtop system.

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Ley Group at Cambridge uses Spinsolve Benchtop NMR as part of their flow chemistry and organic synthesis research

June 22nd, 2017, by

Professor Steven Ley’s laboratories are located in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. Their research specialises in flow chemistry and organic synthesis. They are renowned for collaborations with academic and industrial partners. Précising their work, Steve says

“Complex synthesis remains a challenging occupation requiring an exceptional level of experimental skill, extensive knowledge of both mechanistic and molecular reactivity, and a bold, inventive, and creative spirit. It is the combination of these qualities that transforms the synthesis process from one of simple logistics to an art form.”

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Compact NMR symposium 18-19 October 2017

June 9th, 2017, by

There is two-day symposium devoted to recent developments and applications on benchtop NMR is being held in Nantes, France, on 18-19 October 2017. Registration is free but mandatory and can be done here
http://www.sciences.univ-nantes.fr/CEISAM/web/compact_NMR_symposium/

The invited speakers are