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BOSS XVI – 16th Belgian Organic Synthesis Symposium – Brussels, Belgium – July 8-13, 2018

May 16th, 2018, by

Magritek is delighted to announce its participation in BOSS XVI in Brussels, Belgium. Please stop by at the booth and talk to our scientists about the capabilities and applications of Spinsolve Benchtop NMR system. Our applications and support team will have a live, working Spinsolve Benchtop NMR.

You’ll be able to witness its exceptional performance and see how easy it is to operate. We are looking forward to meeting you !!!

BOSS XVI will take place at:

Université Libre de Bruxelles – Campus du Solbosch
Building K.
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt 50
B-1050 Brussels

 

Measurement of oil adulteration

May 7th, 2018, by

Due to their high retail value, some edible oils are often blended wilfully with other more inexpensive vegetable oils. Two recent publications by Kim et al. and Krause et al. in international journals were able to demonstrate that Spinsolve 1H benchtop NMR spectroscopy is a possible cost-effective method for discriminating the authenticity of some vegetable oils.

Patchouli oils

Overlaid 60 MHz 1H‑NMR spectra of genuine patchouli oils spiked with 9 different adulterants at 20%.

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Wageningen University & Research uses the Spinsolve 60 MHz System as Part of Their Undergraduate Teaching Program

February 21st, 2018, by

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is formed from the collaboration between Wageningen University and the Wageningen Research foundation. With the mission “to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life,” its staff and students work in the domain of healthy foods and living environments. Dr Teris van Beek is a Lecturer in the Department of Agrotechnology & Food Sciences. Among his responsibilities is the coordination of the undergraduate course in analytical chemistry where 220 molecular life sciences and biotechnology students are introduced to practical spectroscopy each year (UV, IR, MS, NMR, structure elucidation).


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Spinsolve as an optimisation tool for a catalyst-free flow reaction

February 15th, 2018, by

The group of Professor Yoshida at the Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry of Kyoto University has recently published an article showing how Spinsolve benchtop NMR spectroscopy can be used to optimise the reactions of aminating reagents to achieve an efficient C–N bond formation without using any catalyst.


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New Publications on Real-Time Reaction Monitoring

December 14th, 2017, by

Two recent publications (link here and here) in international journals highlight the potential of using the Spinsolve benchtop NMR for real time chemical reaction monitoring.  Interest in using NMR spectroscopy to monitor chemical reactions has been increasing as the information can be used to optimise yield and minimise waste in order to enhance sustainability of the production process.

One of papers from the Ley group at Cambridge University (Musio et al., ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng, 2017) describes how real-time reaction monitoring on Fluorine can be used to optimise the reaction and reduce the environmental impact in the synthesis of functional fluorinated products. The other paper from the Blümich group at RWTH Aachen (Singh et al., Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 409, pp 7223–7234, 2017) evaluates the on-line benchtop NMR reaction monitoring method against off-line GC and high-field NMR methods and finds excellent agreement between them.

21st International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis (ISHC 2018)- Amsterdam, Netherlands from 8th to 13th July 2018.

May 16th, 2018, by

Magritek is pleased to be part of the conference 21st International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis (ISHC 2018) which will be held from 8th ‐ 13th, July 2018 at the conference Center Beurs van Berlage,  Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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 looking forward to meeting you !!!

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17th Polymers and Organic Chemistry Conference 3-7 June 2018 – Palavas Les Flots – France.

May 16th, 2018, by

Magritek is participating in the leading Polymer and Organic chemistry conference the 17th Polymers and Organic Chemistry Conference. You’ll get a chance to meet us, learn about our company and we’ll get you acquainted with Spinsolve – high performance benchtop NMR spectrometer that offers impressive sensitivity and resolution, it is robust and easy to use. We are looking forward to seeing you at this conference!

Dates: June 3-7, 2018

Venue: Tourist & Congress Office
Le Phare de la Méditerranée
Place de la Méditerranée
BP 106
34250 Palavas-les-Flots – FRANCE

Characterizing Fatty Acids with advanced multinuclear NMR methods

April 6th, 2018, by

Download the full application note by clicking here (PDF)

Fatty acids consist of long carbon chains ending with a carboxylic acid on one side and a methyl group on the other. Most naturally occurring fatty acids have an even number of carbon atoms and can be either saturated or unsaturated. Unsaturated fatty acids have one or more double bonds between carbon atoms. Typical fatty acids found in vegetable oils are saturated palmitic acid (C16:0) and stearic acid (C18:0), as well as oleic acid (C18:1) with a single double bond starting at carbon nine (omega-9), linoleic acid (C18:2) with two double bonds starting at position 6 (omega-6), and alpha-linolenic acid with three double bonds starting at position 3 (omega-3).
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Thought Leader Interview: Prof Patrick Giraudeau

February 19th, 2018, by

A fascinating thought leader interview with Prof Patrick Giraudeau from the University of Nantes discusses how his group uses their Spinsolve benchtop NMR spectrometer for applications such as reaction monitoring, edible oil analysis and implementing ultrafast 2D NMR.

Benchtop NMR systems are better suited to reaction monitoring than high-field systems

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Using Spinsolve as chemically sensitive online detector for Size-Exclusion Chromatography (SEC–NMR)

February 8th, 2018, by

Manfred Wilhelm’s group of the Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) recently published an article evaluating the use of 62 MHz Spinsolve benchtop NMR as a chemically sensitive online detector for size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) of polymers.

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1st National meeting of the Swedish Chemical Society – Lund, Sweden from 17th to 20th June 2018

May 16th, 2018, by

Magritek is delighted to announce its participation in the 1st National meeting of the Swedish Chemical Society from 17th to 20th June in Lund, Sweden. Please stop by at the booth #23 and talk to our scientists about the capabilities and applications of Spinsolve Benchtop NMR system. Our applications and support team will have a live, working Spinsolve Benchtop NMR.

WORKSHOP – “The Spinsolve Benchtop NMR Spectrometer and its Applications in Academia, and Industries like, pharmaceutical, fine chemical, petrochemical, forensics, and food ”

Magritek will perform one workshop session Tuesday 19th June from 13:00 hr to 13:45 hr. We are looking forward to seeing you at this event!

You can register for the Magritek workshop under the link REGISTRATION

10 èmes Rencontres de Chimie Organique RCOM 10-Marseille, France 24/25 May 2018

May 16th, 2018, by

Magritek is pleased to be part of the conference 10 èmes Rencontres de Chimie Organique which will be held from Monday 24th ‐ 25th, May 2018 at Palais du Pharo in Marseille,France.

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 looking forward to seeing you at this conference!

EUROMAR 2018 – Nantes, France, July 1-5, 2018

February 16th, 2018, by

 

Magritek is delighted to announce its participation in EUROMAR 2018 in Nantes, France. Please stop by at the booth #5 and talk to our scientists about the capabilities and applications of Spinsolve Benchtop NMR system. Our applications and support team will have a live, working Spinsolve Benchtop NMR.

Magritek will perform two workshop session 3-4 July, the registration for the workshop will be available soon. We are looking forward to seeing you at this event!

The meeting will be held at La Cite, Nantes event center, 5 rue de Valmy – 44000 Nantes, France.

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NMR spectroscopy outdoors at a natural gas plant

February 7th, 2018, by

Professor Mike Johns at the University of Western Australia shared this story about doing NMR outdoors with one of their Spinsolve spectrometers. The outdoor environment presents a number of challenges for any analytical instrument and not normally a place you would find NMR spectrometers. Great to hear the trial was successful. Details and pictures below.

In collaboration with Chevron and Woodside, the Fluid Science and Resources Research Group at the University of Western Australia (UWA) trialled a ppm oil-in water measurement protocol built around solid phase extraction and a Magritek 1H 43 MHz Spinsolve benchtop NMR spectrometer. This occurred in October 2017 on the Woodside Pluto LNG plant in North West Australia. Measurements were performed outside, adjacent to the waste water treatment plant, using the SPE-NMR apparatus shown below. The trial was successful with measurements being consistent with laboratory data over a two week period.

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