Bruker has introduced the new Fourier™ 80 system, an 80 MHz Fourier Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (FT-NMR) benchtop spectrometer 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 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 artefact-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.