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 courses. 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, this has changed. X-Pulse 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.
In these challenging times, often students cannot gain hands-on experience with key equipment that forms an integral part of their course. Delivering critical laboratory teaching online, while maintaining practical real-time instrument interactivity can be a difficult objective to achieve.
Benchtop NMR is a technique that can deliver teaching objectives remotely through a desktop application connection directly from students’ personal laptop computers to the instrument. Using X-Pulse allows students to:
X-Pulse is a full broadband benchtop NMR spectrometer suitable for both teaching and research. It is equipped with advanced features such as gradients, X-Nuclei capability, flow cells and variable temperature probes commonly found on high field instruments.