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NMR spectrometer boosts Wacker’s local expertise at R&D facility in Kolkata

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NMR spectroscopy is used to obtain physical, chemical and structural information about molecule

Putting NMR tube in sample changer

Wacker, the Munich-based chemical company, is enhancing its scientific expertise in India by equipping its R&D facility in Kolkata with a novel high-tech Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer. The 400 MHz Nanobay NMR was officially put into operation recently. NMR spectroscopy is one of the principal techniques used to obtain physical, chemical and structural information about a molecule. Wacker is one of the few manufacturing companies in India that operates such an in-house NMR at its R&D facility.

“Our industry demands testing and evaluation of novel compounds in a wide range of chemical space to feed its pipelines,” said Soumitra Mukherjee, Managing Director, Wacker Metroark Chemicals, during the launch ceremony.

“The installation of the NMR will help leverage our R&D centre capabilities and will multiply our possibilities to create new innovations. With this, we are able to fulfill our customers’ needs in the growing regions of India and Asia and also cater to our key global customers,” Mukherjee added.

A NMR spectrometer is an analytical research instrument which provides detailed information about the structure, dynamics, reaction state and chemical environment of molecules. In organic chemistry, it is the ultimate analytical capability. Wacker will use this equipment for the structural analysis of silicones, silanes and allied substances and for detailed information on the exact three-dimensional structure of chemical molecules in a solution.

EP News BureauMumbai

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