Teaching of basic NMR theory is part of the chemistry undergraduate curriculum throughout the world and analysis of NMR data is a fundamental part of most undergraduate chemistry teaching labs. Despite this and in contrast to many other spectroscopic methods, undergraduate students are rarely given the opportunity to operate a spectrometer due to the complexity and cost of the instrumentation. With the advent of the benchtop NMR spectrometer, Pulsar, this has changed. Pulsar is an affordable, benchtop, cryogen-free NMR spectrometer that offers performance without expensive liquid helium making it suitable for virtually any chemistry laboratory and ideal for teaching NMR to undergraduates.
Dr Ryan Mewis, Lecturer, Division of Chemistry and Environmental Science Manchester Metropolitan University.