FlowNMR Spectroscopy | Chemical Reaction Monitoring

NMR is nowadays an important tool for the monitoring of chemical reactions in academic and industrial settings.

Webinar Overview

NMR is nowadays an important tool for the monitoring of chemical reactions in academic and industrial settings. Utilization of the inherent structural and quantitative information delivered via NMR spectroscopy provides detailed mechanistic insights and increased process understanding.

During the past few years, various approaches to reaction monitoring by NMR have shown that online monitoring is the most effective method to obtain accurate and consistent kinetic data. This approach is far superior to other, more traditional, methods (e.g. holding a sample static within the magnet or periodically removing, inverting and returning the NMR tube).

After being Introduced in 2017 the InsightMR flow tube has been widely used for online reaction monitoring. This accessory can be easily applied to a standard spectrometer system when required for an online measurement campaign: the spectrometer can then be quickly returned to its normal configuration.

Based on customer feedback and ideas from other sources, the insightMR has been further developed, for example so that it can readily cope with risk of clogging and so that different diameter NMR tubes can be used. The details of this enhanced product, the InsightMR 2.0, will be described during this seminar.

Thursday September 16, 2021

Key Learning Points

  • Theoretical and practical aspects of FlowNMR spectroscopy for real-time reaction monitoring
  • Advantages of the new InsightMR 2.0 product for online reaction monitoring by NMR
  • The portfolio of solutions to expand chemical reaction monitoring designed to enhance mechanistic understanding

Who Should Attend?

All personnel, from both industrial and academic groups, who are associated with the field of synthetic organic chemistry and process development: Process chemists, Analytical chemists, Synthetic organic chemists, Chemical engineers, Chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences students, Regulatory specialists.


Dr. Matteo Pennestri

Product Manager, Pharmaceutical Business Unit, Bruker

Matteo Pennestri obtained his Ph.D. in Biophysical methods at the University of Tor Vergata Rome (collaboration with Merck Sharp and Dohme). Then he moved as NMR spectroscopist in the pharmaceutical industry (MSD and EISAI). After experiencing the pharma sector, he joined as application scientist Agilent Technologies first (ex. Varian) and Bruker afterwards. Recently he joined the Bruker Pharma unit as NMR specialist and product manager.

Ulrich Hintermair

Royal Society University Research Fellow
Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies

Ulrich Hintermair studied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in Würzburg and Lyon, finishing with a Master project at the University of St Andrews. After a PhD with Walter Leitner at Aachen he was a Humboldt fellow with Bob Crabtree at Yale University. In 2013 he started his independent career at the CSCT in Bath where he currently holds a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. Besides fundamental coordination chemistry and organometallic synthesis he is most interested in finding out how catalytic reactions work, for which his team uses a combination of online and in-situ analytical techniques (see https://www.bath.ac.uk/research-facilities/dynamic-reaction-monitoring-facility/).