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.
The purity and electronic properties of compounds can be assessed using this technique. Reaction kinetics can be monitored using stopped-flow methods.
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 is a sensitive technique which is able to identify compounds by accurately assessing the weight of fragments from these chemicals