Welcome Guest to Coatings World    Login || Register
Last Updated Wednesday, April 1 2015

Magritek Reports on the Use of its Spinsolve Benchtop NMR System at TU Delft to Study Polymers

Published December 10, 2013
Magritek, a leading provider of compact NMR and MRI instruments, report on the use of their Spinsolve Benchtop NMR spectrometer to study polymers at the Delft University of Technology.

Dr. Theo Dingemans is the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor of Chemistry & Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. His research in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering focuses on the field of aerospace polymers to develop new polymeric materials which will ultimately lead to enabling technologies for the aerospace industry. His current emphasis is on tailoring and understanding the structure-property relationships of such new polymers. The research areas include liquid crystal network polymers (LCTs), matrix resins (PEEK-, PEKK-, PES-, PPS-, and epoxy-based) for composites and ballistics applications. His all-aromatic ester-based nematic network polymers are of interest to the electronic and aerospace industry because these polymers exhibit a unique combination of thermal, physical and mechanical properties, i.e. glass transition temperatures, Tg, in excess of 200 °C, high storage moduli (> 2 GPa above 200 °C) and excellent strength and elongation at break (~10% at r.t.). When applied in carbon fiber based composites, these polymers perform better than current state-of-the-art high-performance polymers such as PEI or PEEK.

Dingemans chose the Magritek Spinsolve system to use as a tool to check whether or not his group have synthesized the right molecule or not. In his lab, new polymers are designed and in order to do this, the team has to synthesize their own monomers. These are often aromatic/heterocyclic in nature so the spectrometer is very useful as it provides immediate information on the status of the chemistry. Once the pure compound is isolated, previously they would typically collect 1H and 13C high resolution spectra using a 500 MHz spectrometer located across the campus.

Talking about his work, Dingemans said "we use NMR to understand the structure/product confirmation of organic small molecules and polymers. Sometimes we use it to follow progress of the reactions. We chose the Spinsolve system because it's very easy to use. It requires no cryogens and very little maintenance. When we need to use the high resolution NMR system, this requires sign-up and is on the other side of campus. Now we can do chemistry in the lab: take a sample and analyse it immediately. It improves our productivity in the lab."

To obtain full details of the Spinsolve benchtop NMR spectrometer and the full range of analytical products from Magritek, visit, www.magritek.com.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Receive free Coatings World emails
Sign up now to receive the weekly newsletter, and more!

Enter your email address:
Company Spotlight
Houchi Chemical Co., Ltd
No.56, Fu Chow Street
Taipei, Taipei, 100
View Profile
Sunin Machine Co., Ltd.
No.96, Chiao Ho Rd ,Chungho Dist
New Taipei City, Taiwan , 235
Taiwan Roc
View Profile
Shamrock Technologies, Inc.
Foot of Pacific Street
Newark, NJ, 07114
View Profile
Micro Powders, Inc.
580 White Plains Rd.
Tarrytown, NY, 10591
View Profile
18F, No.85, Sec. 1, Chung-Shiao E. Rd.
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
View Profile
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
9911 Brecksville Road
Cleveland, OH, 44141
View Profile
Siltech Corporation
225 Wicksteed Avenue
Toronto, ON, M4H 1G5
View Profile
AZ Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.
No. 458-6, Sinsing Road Hu Kou Township Hsinchu Country 303, Taiwan
Hsinchu Country, Taiwan, 303
View Profile
BASF Corporation
100 Campus Drive
Florham Park, NJ, 07932
View Profile
Follow Coatings World On