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Solving industrial challenges with benchtop NMR

Benchtop NMR can be used to solve a broad range of industrial challenges from R&D, to process development and finally to quality control. Our X-Pulse broadband benchtop NMR spectrometer provides practical solutions in many fields, from understanding diffusion in battery electrolytes to determining the structure of small molecule pharmaceuticals.

The unique combination of true multi-nuclei broadband NMR on the bench combined with flow and variable temperature capabilities, allows the X-Pulse to greatly extend the range of potential benchtop NMR applications.

For over 25 years, our comprehensive range of time domain NMR instruments, including the MQC+, X-Pulse, and GeoSpec, have been the go to production quality solution in many industries, including food, agriculture, batteries, textiles, pharma, and petrochemical, and we continue to find exciting new practical applications.

Industrial problem solving

Process & Reaction Monitoring

Being able to measure the chemistry of your processes as it progresses is key to developing deeper understanding of reaction dynamics. This allows processes to be optimised and the quality of product to be maintained.

App Note: Chemical Reaction Feedstock Troubleshooting Article: QC of Raw Materials in the Chemical Industry

Polymers & Material Catalysts

Understanding chemistry and molecular structure is key to understanding the performance of polymeric materials. NMR provide a wide range of crucial data including  copolymer composition, degree of polymerisation, cross link density right in your lab.

On-Demand Webinar: Low-field NMR of polymer materials Article: Transforming polymer analysis with benchtop NMR

Batteries & Fuel Cells

Multi-nuclei NMR is a powerful technique for battery electrolytes analysis - from qualifying raw materials purity and characterising new formulations to, identifying contaminants and breakdown products in manufacturing.

On-Demand Webinar: Optimising Battery Electrolyte Performance White Paper: Optimising Battery Electrolytes with Benchtop NMR


NMR spin finish analysers quantify the spin finish of oil based coatings on synthetic fibres to optimise manufacturing processes without needing wet chemistry methods or skilled personnel.

App Note: Liquid Coatings on Artificial Fibres Case Studies: Improving Fabrics Quality Control with benchtop NMR

Food & Agriculture

QA/QC NMR analyser measurements include solid fat content and droplet size in dairy products and oil and fat in snack foods. Also, they verify food authenticity to prevent food fraud In agriculture, measurement of oil and moisture in seed harvests is fast and accurate.

App Note: Measuring Oil & Water in Seeds App Note: Determination of Solid Fat Content in Edible Oils and Fats

Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare

Benchtop NMR spectroscopy enables structural elucidation of small molecules and active ingredients (API) used in the pharma industry. Illicit and counterfeit pharmaceutical and street drugs can be identified and matched to databases.

New Webpage: Dosage Form Characterisation New Webpage: Manufacturing Consistency and Purity

Oil and gas exploration

In the field of rock core analysis for oil & gas exploration, benchtop NMR makes complex measurements routine. Measurements such as capillary pressure, gas isotherms and wettability can be done with NMR faster and with more data than with conventional techniques.

Webinar: Introduction to NMR Core Analysis Article: Advanced NMR techniques for capillary pressure and fluid type


Benchtop NMR is an emerging technique in the field of biopharmaceuticals. Recent work in time domain NMR has shown the applicability of the technique for both quality control and formulation development.

Characterisation of Biopharmaceuticals Paper: Assessing Aluminum Vaccine Adjuvant Filling...
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