NMR spectroscopy is a characterization technique which is extensively used by chemical researchers. However, despite its prevalence, NMR spectrometers are often not accessible to undergraduate students. Benchtop NMR instruments provide a cost-effective way to overcome obstacles that prevent access to NMR, thus allowing students to develop their experimental skills.
Nanalysis' flagship NMR spectrometer, NMReady™ 60e is perfect for research, teaching, and quality control processes. The spectrometer operates at 60MHz and provides a resolution of 1.2Hz and a sensitivity of 40:1 SNR (single scan, 1% ethylbenzene).
The NMReady™ 60e is the only all-in-one benchtop instrument available in the market. It is compact, lightweight, and can be used in busy laboratory settings. The integration of electronics, magnet, and PC in a single enclosure makes the instrument portable and easy-to-site.
The NMReady™ 60e can supplement almost any curriculum, spanning from structural identification and elucidation to understanding key reaction parameters to kinetics. In addition, this user-friendly instrument makes it possible to highlight key concepts and introduce novel experimental methods, such as NMR tube reactions.
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With the help of NMReady™ 60e spectrometer, it is possible to:
- Prepare samples in standard 5mm tubes
- Modify NMR experiments, for instance, COSY, ID, T1 and T2
- Obtain personal NMR information
- Process NMR spectra
- Track and evaluate reaction completeness
- Establish purity and/or relative composition
The NMReady™ 60e eliminates the need for cryogens or weekly fills of nitrogen or helium gas. This advanced instrument is designed from permanent magnets and can be easily plugged into normal wall power. Since the NMReady™ 60e utilizes standard 5mm NMR tubes and standard sample volumes, sample preparation is made simple and easy, and additional steps such as injection and/or flushing are also eliminated.
The system is also integrated with new safety measures which prove useful for reducing the time needed to get the instrument back online in the event of a broken NMR tube. For secure and accessible data, USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and standard .jdx files have been provided; important settings can be protected with PINs.
The NMReady™ 60e spectrometer was specifically designed for academic teaching applications. Technical specifications and experiments are outlined to improve utility and reduce operation time.
In addition to fast sample preparation, features like an easy-to-use interface, onboard touchscreen, and unprecedented sensitivity allow for rapid data collection. The initial scan is displayed and updated every four supplementary scans. The sophisticated software makes data analysis simple with 1-D, 2-D, and multi-spectrum processing parameters.
In addition, multiple connectivity options make it possible to access data, which can then be exported and printed. Spectra saved as standard .jdx files can be used with any third-party software tools.
The main features of the NMReady™ 60e include:
- Robust and portable
- All-in-one design with easy to use touchscreen display
- Compact and lightweight; weighs only 53lbs
- Low maintenance costs
- Large 10" touch screen display
- Can be plugged into a standard wall outlet
- Uses industry-standard 5mm NMR tubes
- Supported experiments comprise 1D, T1, T2, COSY, and Nutation
- A growing library of undergraduate experiments
- An integrated touchscreen can be used even with the gloves on
- Optional kinetics capabilities for simple reaction monitoring
- Network printing
- Secure login and user profiles
- Export to shared folders
- Internet-based support (optional)
- Complies to NMR standards
The specifications of the NMReady™ 60e are given in the table below:
||60 MHz (1.4 T)
||Permanent, no cryogens
||1H, 19F, 1H/19F dual mode
||Deuterium with non-deuterium options
||Standard 5mm NMR tubes
||JCAMP-DX, Mestrelab MNova, LabVIEW, TopSpin, Spinworks
||Line-width at 50% = 1.2 Hz
||40:1 (EtBz 1% single scan)
||5 Gauss line contained within the enclosure
||100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
||11.8 x 11.0 x 19.2" (30 x 28 x 49 cm)
||55 lbs (25 kg)