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7th September 2018: The University of Houston has added two new JEOL NMR systems to its existing suite as demand for NMR spectroscopy among students and researchers grows.
The University of Houston’s chemistry department now has four NMR systems and the pharmacy department has one – all from JEOL Inc. Users come from a range of disciplines, with biology, physics and engineering groups making up a total user group of over 100 students and 30 faculty staff at any given time.
Scott K. Smith Ph.D., NMR Lab Manager, Dept of Chemistry, University of Houston, comments: “In the last year, we have added two new NMR systems. We are bound by University funding rules when we look to make such a significant capital purchase. In this case, we reviewed the market and had offers from all relevant vendors. We felt that JEOL offered us the best solution, as well as a favourable price compared to the competition.
“Right out of the box, the system and user interface were easy to learn and use, and have been especially easy with respect to new user training. Simple and robust automation along with the flexible user interface allowed for focused customization for several different undergraduate classes, from first year organic to upper level PChem lab experiments.”
Dr. Michael Frey, Analytical Instruments Product Manager, JEOL USA, Inc added: “Thanks to the robust and reproducible pulse sequences, automated shimming, automated probe tuning and the customizable user interface that we offer, our users, like those at the University of Houston, are finding NMR more accessible and useful than ever before.
“NMR offers unparalleled breadth of information about the sample, including detailed structural information. Moreover, it provides straightforward method development, allows rapid throughput without loss of the sample and, importantly, is a direct quantitative method with no requirement for response factors or calibration curves. It is little wonder that it is becoming ever more important in laboratories around the world.”
Scott Smith continued: “Installation, set-up and maintenance of the new spectrometers has been straightforward, and I believe that is largely due to the calibre of engineers and support staff JEOL makes available. In particular, I have found the applications scientists to be extremely helpful and generous when I have needed support with troubleshooting or hardware specifics or application direction.”
For more than 50 years, JEOL has produced high performance NMR spectrometers for structural analysis of proteins, protein/drug interaction, organic synthesis, and genetic engineering. The NMR spectrometer is an indispensable tool for structural determination of molecules, molecular motions, and interactions. JEOL offers a wide range of high-performance NMR spectrometers ranging from 300MHz to 930MHz and beyond.
JEOL is a world leader in providing instrumentation for high industrial research and development. Core product groups include analytical instruments such as mass spectrometers, NMRs and ESRs, electron microscopes (SEMs and TEMs), instruments for the semiconductor industry (electron beam lithography and a series of defect review and inspection tools).
JEOL USA, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of JEOL, Ltd., Japan, was incorporated in the United States in 1962. The company has 13 regional service centers that offer unlimited emergency service and support in the U.S.
For more information about JEOL USA, Inc. or any JEOL products, visit www.jeolusa.com, or call 978-535-5900.NEXT ARTICLE
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