ANALYZING PETROCHEMICALS USING AN NMR SPECTROMETER

Industry Global News24 | October 14, 2019

Magritek’s Spinsolve Benchtop NMR spectroscopy is often used for the characterization of fuels, crude oils, and alternative organic compound product. Additionally, it is often used for various petroleum products, which is crucial for crude oil mixtures and to estimate product properties. Spinsolve is a groundbreaking multinuclear NMR spectroscopy that provides the best performance of any benchtop system presently offered within the market. The low price, low weight, and tiny footprint of Spinsolve change high-resolution, NMR spectroscopic analysis within the lab, except alternative analytical instruments like gigahertz, IR, MS, LC, FTIR and Raman systems. Spinsolve is currently offered in numerous convenient models. For analyzing crude oil products like hydrocarbon, gasoline, and jet fuel, the entire element content could be an extremely important parameter. A better hydrogen content may lead to superior combustion and ignition properties of fuels. Valuable information associated with the catalyst performance is often obtained by scrutiny of the element content of product and feedstocks within the chemical cracking process.

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AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. Our Functional Chemicals business, part of the specialty chemicals business area, produces chemical intermediates, performance chemicals and end-use consumer products.

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