Product News: Oxford Instruments Announces the Introduction of the AffirmoEX Spectrometer for Transforming EMR Teaching

23 Oct 2012

Oxford Instruments, the supplier of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) solutions to the academic, food, agricultural, healthcare, polymer, and energy sectors, has announced the launch of the AffirmoEX Electron Magnetic Resonance (EMR) system to regenerate the teaching of EMR in universities and colleges.

Oxford Instruments Industrial Analysis has developed and customized the new AffirmoEX Electron Magnetic Resonance (EPR / ESR) compact benchtop spectrometer, regenerating the teaching of EMR in higher education. Electron Magnetic Resonance (EMR) (also known as Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) or Electron Spin Resonance (ESR)) is a valuable but often neglected technique. It is the only technique that directly measures unpaired electrons, a key chemical moiety, important in a range of areas such as free radical studies, oxidation, transition metal oxidation states, catalysis, reaction mechanism elucidation and reaction kinetics.

Together with the AffirmoEX benchtop EMR spectrometer, Oxford Instruments is introducing a comprehensive package of undergraduate teaching materials, making it easy to incorporate both theoretical and practical aspects of the technique into the undergraduate curriculum. This affordable, compact and comprehensive approach will facilitate a renaissance of this valuable analytical technique.

To find out more, come to the Oxford Instruments booth, number 216, at the Eastern Analytical Symposium, 12-15th November. EAS is sponsored by the American Chemical Society as one of the most comprehensive forums for discussion and networking between practicing analytical chemists from academia and industry.