Bruker introduces routine gradient spectroscopy and robust, industry-standard PAL automation on Fourier 80 benchtop FT-NMR system

19 Oct 2020
Tom Casburn
Associate Editor

Bruker BioSpin has announced the European launch of the high-performance Fourier™ 80 system, a next-generation, 80 MHz Fourier Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (FT-NMR) benchtop spectrometer, now with major new capabilities.

The Fourier 80 now is routinely equipped for gradient spectroscopy and offers the option of an industry-standard CTC PAL® sample changer. The Fourier 80 is suitable for organic or medicinal chemistry analysis, NMR teaching, synthesis verification or routine analysis in any chemistry laboratory. Equipped with a novel, ultra-stable 80 MHz permanent magnet, it requires no cryogens, water cooling, or special lab infrastructure.

The Fourier 80 has been designed for highest data quality and stability at 80 MHz, with excellent line-shape, resolution and sensitivity in 80 MHz homonuclear 1H or heteronuclear 1H/13C FT-NMR experiments. The latest version now offers even greater sensitivity and 20% improved resolution performance. It can be operated by the easy-to-use GoScan™ software for NMR beginners, or by Bruker's TopSpin™ NMR software with the extensive TopSpin library of 1D and 2D homonuclear and proton-carbon heteronuclear experiments and pulse programs.

The latest version of the Fourier 80 now includes a pulsed field gradient which has been used in high-field NMR spectroscopy for decades to quickly and conveniently obtain essentially artifact-free spectra. Gradients allow users to enhance solvent or water suppression, perform DOSY experiments, and acquire two-dimensional NMR spectra within minimal experiment time.

Another new feature is the option of an industry-standard, robust and high-throughput PAL sample changer. Fourier 80 users with the PAL sample changer can run up to 132 samples, including 12 reference samples, thereby dramatically increasing throughput and efficiency. GoScan now also operates the sample changer to run samples overnight or over a weekend.

The Fourier 80 offers workflows and protocols for academic, pharma and industrial chemistry research, as well as for forensics and organic synthesis control. It can be incorporated into science education to introduce students to the power of FT-NMR. An optional teaching package with recommended experiments and spectra interpretation guide is also available.

Dr. Falko Busse, President of the Bruker BioSpin Group, commented: "Bruker is proud to offer the Fourier 80 with new, industry-leading capabilities like routine gradient spectroscopy, and a robust, well-accepted PAL sample changer. High-performance 80 MHz FT-NMR can now be used efficiently in any chemistry lab, just like benchtop mass spectrometers or FT-IR systems which have proliferated in chemistry labs for decades. The Fourier 80 is providing education packages to give instructors tools to introduce young scientists to the power of FT-NMR. With the Fourier 80, we further 'democratize' the many applications of NMR."

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