Subtle Signs You're Not Taking Advantage Of Your Benchtop NMR

benchtop spectrometer.jpg

Nuclear magnetic resonance is an important part of modern chemistry, often considered the most information rich characterization technique.  Due to the limited accessibility and affordability of high-field NMR spectrometers, benchtop NMR spectrometers have become an important part of many labs.  But not all chemists take full advantage of their equipment when they're on the job.

Here are a few signs you may not be taking full advantage of your own benchtop NMR spectrometer in your lab.

You're not using your spectrometer to observe starting materials 

To help ensure the best outcome of your reaction it is useful to ensure that the starting materials you’re using are pure and free of decomposition.  This can be done using qualitative or quantitative NMR (qNMR) spectroscopy.  

You're not observing the stages in your reaction 

In order to ensure that the reaction is proceeding properly, either running reaction aliquots at-line or monitoring your reactions online, can help ensure the reaction will proceed optimally. 

You're not building a database of common synthetic products

Even if the low-field NMR doesn’t provide fully resolved spectra, building a database allows you to ensure your reaction is complete and you have isolated a pure product of your common synthetic products without the use of a high-field NMR spectrometer. 

Interested in a new benchtop spectrometer for your lab?

It's no secret that NMR spectrometers are an important part of a chemistry lab. In fact, nuclear magnetic resonance is one of the top analytical methods and one of the most useful methods in modern chemistry.

If you need a benchtop spectrometer for your own chemistry lab or classroom, Nanalysis has a wide variety of NMR spectrometers for you to choose from. If you need a portable NMR spectrometer, we've got you covered. For more information about our products, contact Nanalysis today.