World’s First Miniature NMR Spectrometer from picoSpin Introduced in Workshops Around the Globe
The picoSpin-45L Benchtop NMR Spectrometer, a 2011 Edison Awards Winner for Best New Product, analyzes liquid samples with 100 ppb resolution or better. Only 20 microliters of sample fluid is needed to obtain a spectrum. Its compact size and portability, weighing just 10.5 pounds (4.76 kg), makes it a desirable unit for lab researchers with limited benchtop space. The unit’s affordable price provides access to students needing hands-on NMR experience in their academic curriculum.
Currently, academia relies primarily on paper NMR spectra data for teaching. Now, with an affordable option, students can gain real-time experience. “As a biochemistry teacher, I want my students to get practical experience on NMR spectroscopy. This instrument and its software seem to be very useful for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. We appreciate the initiative taken by Cole-Parmer for educational causes. With this instrument, students can now experience NMR hands-on in chemistry lab courses and in research projects,” said Dr. Sangita Roy, HOD, Department of BioChemistry, Oxford College of Science, India.
Professor Lin Chongxi of the Analysis and Test Center of Peking University found the technology to be “very innovative. It has a great future in China in applied chemistry.”