Bruker introduces novel Fourier 300 NMR spectrometer

12 March 2010

Bruker BioSpin has launched the Fourier 300, an easy-to-use 300 MHz high-resolution spectrometer with a price tag that brings Fourier transform (FT) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy within every chemist’s reach.

With its robust Fourier Probe technology, easy software, miniaturized electronics and proven magnets, the Fourier 300 is a complete proton and carbon 1D and 2D FT-NMR system that delivers powerful performance at an attractive price.

Bruker's NMR software TopSpin combines various new features, making the Fourier 300 an ideal system for chemical education and industrial routine analysis. It enables undergraduate NMR laboratories to incorporate many new experiments, from a broad range of pre-installed 1D FT-NMR spectra and various relaxation experiments to numerous, information-rich 2D homonuclear or heteronuclear correlations. Students will find the TopSpin software intuitive, whether it is used to analyze the structure of an organic molecule, or to learn NMR as a method.

The Bruker Fourier 300
The Bruker Fourier 300

The Fourier 300 is also a compact, cost-effective FT-NMR instrument for routine, walk-up, small molecule analysis in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, whether to qualify materials, verify reactions, or verify organic molecule structures without being dependent on larger, centralized NMR laboratories. Companies with limited budgets will now be able to add powerful FT-NMR capabilities. Optional software packages can expand the use of the Fourier 300 to include structure elucidation, structure consistency checks, analysis of mixtures and absolute quantification experiments.

The Fourier 300 utilizes advanced digital RF architecture that results in a uniquely compact, double resonant instrument featuring a digital lock. The new design has reduced the size, weight and power consumption of its FT-NMR electronics to less than 50% of previous small footprint FT-NMR consoles. Its new, extremely robust proton-carbon Fourier Probe requires no adjustments such as tuning and matching, and includes a z-gradient for easy gradient spectroscopy and automated gradient shimming.

 The new Fourier 300 complements Bruker’s full-featured, industry-leading AVANCE NMR spectrometer series for multinuclear and research applications.

“The availability of a truly compact, easy to use and affordable high-resolution FT-NMR system opens up new market segments in education and routine industrial and pharmaceutical chemistry, and enables more chemists to explore the exciting possibilities offered by 1D and 2D FT-NMR analysis,” commented Dr. Bernd Gewiese, President of Bruker BioSpin. “This novel and unique system greatly expands our well-proven product line and has significant potential to grow the medium field NMR market.”

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