Broadband NMR spectroscopy is now used in a wide range of industries. More portable and user-friendly than ever before, this exciting technology can improve workflow efficiency, streamline complex tasks and save countless hours.

In this webinar, Oxford Instruments applications scientists Robin J. Blagg and Claire Dickson will briefly introduce you to the technology, highlighting the many applications now enabled by having a full broadband instrument in the laboratory. Covering case studies that span chemistry, pharmaceutical research and teaching, they also look at examples featuring battery development and quality control, showing how you can get the most out of the X-Pulse broadband benchtop NMR system.

Moving on, we’ll look at the applications collected on the X-Pulse, and how they cover a wide range of NMR active nuclei that go beyond traditional proton and carbon-13 NMR – such as phosphorus-31, lithium-7, boron-11 and silicon-29. Robin and Claire wrap things up by discussing the value of data from these nuclei when coupled with pulsed field gradients, looking at this in the context of electrolyte and ionic liquid research and development.

By the end of this hour-long webinar, you will…

  • Understand how benchtop NMR spectroscopy is applied as an analytical technique
  • Know more about the benefits and drawbacks of helium-free benchtop NMR spectroscopy for research and QC
  • Appreciate how applying a wide range of NMR active nuclei solves challenges not addressed by proton and carbon-13 NMR – and discover the benefits of applying broadband benchtop NMR spectroscopy beyond structural identification

Robin Blagg is an applications scientist at Oxford Instruments - this is his portrait photo

Speaker: Robin J. Blagg, Applications Scientist, Oxford Instruments

Robin is an applications scientist at Oxford Instruments Magnetic Resonance, where he’s working on developing applications for the X-Pulse broadband benchtop NMR spectrometer. Robin obtained his PhD in organometallic chemistry at the University of Bristol, UK, and also undertook post-doctoral research at the Universities of Sussex, Manchester and East Anglia, before joining Oxford Instruments in October 2020.


Claire Dickson is an applications specialist at Oxford Instruments - this is her portrait photo

Speaker: Claire Dickson, Applications Specialist, Oxford Instruments

In April 2022, Claire joined Oxford Instruments Magnetic Resonance as an applications specialist. Claire worked on 3D structural determination using NMR spectroscopy during her PhD at the University of Bristol, UK, validating existing techniques and developing new methods for interpretation. Her post-doctoral research at the University of Edinburgh focussed on developing pulse sequences for both high and low-field spectrometers.

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Oxford Instruments Magnetic Resonance benchtop NMR spectroscopy and time domain (TD-NMR) relaxometry solutions enable novel research and optimise quality control. Our X-Pulse NMR spectrometers, with unique broadband multi-nuclei selection, identify molecular structure and monitor reaction dynamics.

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