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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).


New Publications Featuring Spinsolve in Education

October 4th, 2017, by

Two nice educational applications of Spinsolve benchtop NMR have been published recently as open access in international journals. These papers can be downloaded for free from the links given below. The first one describes a simple method to measure the octanol-water partition coefficient of an organic compound. The second one demonstrates a method to determine the pKa value of some biologically active pyridine-based drugs.


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.


National ACS in New Orleans, LA in the United States – March 18-20, 2018

January 22nd, 2018, by

Join Magritek at the National ACS in New Orleans, in Louisiana ! At our booth #105, we’ll be demonstrating a live system – Spinsolve Benchtop NMR Spectrometer. You’ll be able to witness its exceptional performance and see how easy it is to operate. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Expo Days & Times:

Sunday, March 18 – 6-8 pm 

Monday, March 19 – 9 am-5 pm

Tuesday, March 20 – 9 am-5 pm



Morial Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70130

American Chemical Society, Chemistry for Life ®


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.


Analytica Expo- Moscow, Russia , 24th – 26th April 2018.

January 26th, 2018, by

Magritek is really excited to have our distributor Element present at the ANALYTICA Expo in Moscow – Russia on 24th – 26th April 2018.We really look forward to meeting you.Our distributor Element 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.

Analitika Expo exhibition will be held April 24-26, 2018 in Pavilions 4, 4.1, ECC “Sokolniki”.

Address: 7/1, 5th Luchevoy Prosek, Moscow, Russia

Time schedule:
24 April                09:00–18:00
25 April                09:00–18:00
26 April                09:00–16:00


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.