Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Scientific Community
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article

Magritek Announces First Sales of Spinsolve Benchtop NMR System

Published: Monday, June 24, 2013
Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Initial sales have been made to university groups and companies in Australia, Europe and the USA.

Magritek successfully introduced the new SpinsolveTM compact NMR spectrometer at the 2013 Pittsburgh Conference held in Philadelphia, USA. This unique instrument made its Pittcon debut and was recognized by the editors at the meeting where it was nominated for the prestigious Gold Award. The first installations have now been completed.

Magritek, a leading provider of compact NMR and MRI instruments, introduced the SpinsolveTM compact NMR spectrometer at Pittcon 2013 in Philadelphia, USA.  This benchtop instrument brings fast, high-resolution NMR spectroscopy to the chemistry bench and the chemistry classroom. 

For chemistry education, the ability to make a meaningful measurement and get on and off the instrument in about one minute redefines how NMR can be incorporated into the teaching laboratory.  With a single instrument in a class, each student can make a series of NMR measurements as they progress through their assigned sample preparation. The speed, resolution, and ease of use of SpinsolveTM compact NMR spectrometer ushers a new experience to NMR spectroscopy.  Superb spectra are available in seconds. The SpinsolveTM NMR spectrometer uses standard 5 mm NMR tubes, enabling quick sample loading and unloading. It is worth noting that the spectrometer does not require any cryo cooling. This is very important in an educational context as most high-field NMR spectrometers require liquid He/N2 cooling. The cost of these cryogens themselves makes a dedicated teaching instrument difficult to justify. With the instrument located on the bench nearby it is now possible to monitor reactions almost in real time.

Spinsolve™ has already been recognized by the academic community. For example, the School of Chemistry of the University of Melbourne in Australia has invested in a system for their undergraduate teaching program. Dr Paul Donnelly, a senior lecturer in inorganic chemistry in the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute has integrated the Spinsolve™ into the Advanced Practical Course in Chemistry. The response from staff and students has been extremely positive. These feelings about the system are well summarised in the comments of Senior Technical Officer in charge of the course, Sioe See Volaric. “I have been working in the School of Chemistry for nearly 16 years and this is the first time our 3rd year Chemistry students have encountered and used an NMR instrument at first hand. The Magritek instrument has added value to our new Melbourne Model practical subject which is now in its third year. The NMR is used by students in the characterisation of the organic compounds they synthesise in the laboratory. The students have developed skills in sample preparation, choice of deuterated solvents to be used, an appreciation of what a good NMR spectrum should look like, how to tell apart solvent peaks from analyte peaks and how to integrate signals using the Mestrelab Mnova NMR software that came with Spinsolve™."

The SpinsolveTM compact NMR spectrometer is controlled by easy-to-use software that runs on a separate PC.  It has been designed to enable users to operate the system with very little training.  Traditional NMR complexities are hidden and automated. The system uses a fast automatic lock, giving the user the choice of whether or not to use deuterated solvents. Once the spectrum is acquired it can be viewed immediately, printed, or quickly sent via email or network to another location for further analysis.  The data is easily opened in third party NMR software.

Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 5,100+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters

Sign In

Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

University Uses Magritek Benchtop NMR to Teach Organic Chemistry
Magritek reports on the benefits of their Spinsolve Benchtop NMR spectrometer for teaching practical organic chemistry to undergraduate students at Cleveland State University in Ohio.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Magritek Benchtop Spinsolve Used to Teach Students How to Apply NMR for Spectroscopic Characterization
Magritek report on the use of their Spinsolve Benchtop NMR spectrometer in the practical teaching of organic chemistry students at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Benchtop NMR for Research and Teaching
Magritek reports on how the Chemistry Department at Durham University is applying the Spinsolve benchtop NMR for research and teaching.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Reaction Monitoring Research Using the Spinsolve Benchtop NMR System
Reaction monitoring studies in the Cronin Group in the Chemistry Department of the University of Glasgow.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Rangatira Increases Stake in Magritek
Investment reflects Rangatira’s aim to invest in growing, internationally competitive New Zealand businesses.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Scientific News
The Power Of Orthogonality In Assessing The Stability Of Biopharmaceuticals
By utilizing orthogonal techniques, researchers can maximize the secure application of all analytical results generated.
Curcumin Shows Promise as Cancer Treatment
When delivered at the correct circadian phase, curcumin demonstrates sustained toxicity in cancer cells and should be considered for use in patient care.
3D-Printing in Science: Conference Co-Staged with LABVOLUTION
LABVOLUTION 2017 will have an added highlight of a simultaneous conference, "3D-Printing in Science".
Using the Linkam THMS600 Temperature Stage to Study Fluid Inclusions
The University of Lyon use the Linkam THMS600 temperature stage for the study of Brillouin spectroscopy of fluid inclusions.
Guided Needles Hit the Mark
New sensor could help anesthesiologists place needles for epidurals and other medical procedures.
Making Mechanically Strong Nanotubes With Light
Researchers develop "Helix-to-Tube", a simple strategy to synthesize covalent organic nanotubes.
Measuring Chemistry on a Chip
Researchers developing chemical sensor chip for sample analysis in a lab or monitoring air and water quality in the field.
How Cloud Connectivity Can Combat the Reproducibility Crisis
This infographic explains the reproducibility crisis, and how cloud connectivity can help overcome this problem.
Magnetic Drug Delivery in the Body
Imagine a device that could transport drugs to any diseased site in the body with the help of a small magnet.
Detecting Hazardous Chemicals in Complex Mixtures
Researchers are pioneering a new chemical substance analyis software technique that could increase illicit substance detection.

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
5,100+ scientific videos