CHyM researchers using an NMR spectrometer

Analytical facilities

To assess the identity, purity and physical properties of the compounds created in the Centre for Hyperpolarisation in Magnetic Resonance, a variety of analytical techniques are employed, these include UV-vis spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. These are used in addition to the magnetic resonance techniques employed in the Centre.

UV-vis spectroscopy

UV-vis spectrometer

The purity and electronic properties of compounds can be assessed using this technique. Reaction kinetics can be monitored using stopped-flow methods.

IR spectroscopy

Infra-red spectrometer

Infra-red spectroscopy can be used to assess the strength of interactions and vibrations within compounds to predict and study their chemical behaviour

Mass spectrometry

Mass spectrometer

Mass spectrometry is a sensitive technique which is able to identify compounds by accurately assessing the weight of fragments from these chemicals