Dr. Ng Chee Mang
Managing Director, Penchem Technologies Sdn Bhd
Penchem designs, develops and manufactures innovative advanced polymer solutions to solve the most demanding requirements in automotive, semiconductors, electronics, electrical, photo-optics and green energy saving applications.
The NMReady is used to improve workflow and performance. By characterizing monomers prior to polymerization, it helps ensure that the polymerization reactions will be high yielding and optimized. Reactions can be easily monitored while in progress and compositional ratios can be easily determined on intermediates and end products.
“It is great to add bench-top NMR to our characterization toolbox. The instrument has saved us time and money, and has allowed us to view structural information more quickly”
Dr. Sumod A Pullarkat
Senior Lecturer, Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr. Pullarkat incorporated the NMReady into undergraduate chemistry labs at NTU for over 200 students, giving each of them hands-on access to NMR and aligning it with his lecture course on NMR.
Dr. Pullarkat’s research interests include the investigation of Ru, Pd and Ir metallacycles and related systems for their potential as catalysts in various organic synthetic scenarios, especially catalytic protocols for the asymmetric generation of new chiral phosphines from non-chiral substrates.
“It is great that we have been able to make a real NMR spectrometer available to each first year undergraduate student, in the same way as we do for FT IR and other spectrometers. The unique ability of the benchtop system to plug the gap between theory and actual hands-on experience has been greatly appreciated by our students.”
Dr. Carlos Velazquez at the University of Alberta
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Carlos Velazquez’s research group is actively engaged in the development of safe and effective cancer chemotherapeutic and chemopreventive agents. While queuing up for a 600 MHz NMR spectrometer in his department, students in Dr. Velazquez’s research group have the time-saving option of using a bench-top NMReady to analyze samples of starting materials and relatively simple products. Using the bench-top spectrometer, students usually know if they produced the target compound before the high field NMR is even ready for them to use.
“… having the instrument in our lab has greatly increased the rate at which we generate research results”
Dr. Michael Mosher at the University of Northern Colorado
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Dr. Mosher is the Chair of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at the University of Northern Colorado and was first impressed with the NMReady when he came across the instrument at ACS. Dr. Mosher decided to purchase the instrument when he was “re-vamping” the organic chemistry laboratory. His goal was to increase the exposure of the students to instrumentation used in industry and by practicing chemists. While the department had a 400MHz FT-NMR, it was not conducive to undergraduate use.
“… this is the way to go for organic chemistry teaching labs.”
“The NMReady works like a charm!!! We love it.”
Dr. Kenneth Metz at Boston College
Department of Chemistry
Dr. Metz was first intrigued by the NMReady because it uses standard 5 mm NMR tubes just like research spectrometers. Having devoted 40 years to the field of NMR himself, he recognized a pressing need for a small, sensitive, and user-friendly high resolution instrument optimized for beginning students. He believes the NMReady represents a near-perfect synthesis of these qualities. Despite having numerous high-field spectrometers, Boston College has incorporated the NMReady into its undergraduate chemistry teaching labs, greatly expanding students’ hands-on experience with NMR. The instrument is being used regularly by freshman to senior students in organic, honors, and advanced methods labs.
“Hands-on NMR is a big step forward for our undergraduate labs”
Click on the image to the left for a video testimonial from Boston College
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