Process NMR Associates to Contribute Invited Talk and 3 Posters at the 1st Practical Applications of NMR in Industry Conference (PANIC), October 15-17, Schaumburg IL

News - Dr. John Edwards of Process NMR Associates will be presenting the following 3 posters and invited talk at the 1st Practical Applications of NMR in Industry Conference (PANIC), Schaumburg, IL, October 15-17, 2012 Invited Talk On-line Applications of 60 MHz High-Resolution NMR Systems in Industry: Direct Measurements, Chemometric Correlations, and Multiple Spectroscopy Data Fusion John C. Edwards Process NMR Associates, LLC, Danbury, CT For the past two decades high resolution 1H NMR systems combined with chemometric analyses have been utilized in refineries and chemical plants to predict the chemical and physical properties of process streams and finished products. The ability to perform these analyses with on-line NMR instrumentation has allowed tighter control and optimization of the plant to obtain margin improvement, reduced reworking of off-specification materials, and higher yields of finished products. Examples of refinery and petrochemical applications will be given along with some examples of multinuclear NMR applications utilizing 31P and 19F NMR. The permanent magnet based 1.5 Tesla NMR instruments will be described along with a description of how these compact, cryogen-free NMR systems can be utilized on the bench-top or in the fume-hood as continuous or stop-flow chemistry sensors for reaction monitoring, mixing/dilution monitoring, or…

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Process NMR Associates to Present 3 Posters at SMASH NMR Conference, September 9-12, 2012

News - John Edwards of Process NMR Associates will be presenting the following 3 posters at SMASH NMR Conference, Providence RI, September 9-12, 2012. Process NMR Associates will also have a vendor table where John will be available to discuss the exciting range of high and low resolution permanent magnet NMR products available through the company and it's partners Aspect AI and Cosa-Xentaur. Poster 1 Quantitative Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry (1H-NMR) for Determination of Acetylated Polysaccharides, Glucose, Maltodextrin, and Isocitrate in Aloe Vera Leaf Juice John C. Edwards, Process NMR Associates, Danbury, Connecticut Aloe Vera is a botanical component that is used widely in the cosmetic, natural product, herbal supplement, and pharmaceutical industries. The widespread use of Aloe Vera has lead to the need to adequately analyze the authenticity, quality, and quantity of the various components present in this material. The qNMR method described here was developed and validated by Process NMR Associates (Danbury, CT) and is similar to an independently validated method developed by Jiao et al [1]. The method described is to be included in an upcoming Monograph on Aloe Vera published by the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. The method can be used for the detection and quantitation…

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Reaction Monitoring Using NMR and Vibrational Spectroscopy – RSC Conference

Dr. John Edwards of Process NMR Associates will be attending an RSC sponsored one day symposium on "Reaction Monitoring Using NMR and Vibrational spectroscopy - An Industrial Perspective". The meeting will be held at the Pfizer Research Center in Sandwich, Kent, UK on March 22, 2011. Dr Edwards will be presenting a poster entitled "Practical Applications of Compact High-Resolution 60 MHz Permanent Magnet NMR Systems for Reaction Monitoring and Online Process Control". The abstract of the talk is presented below: For the past two decades high resolution 1H NMR at 60 MHz has been utilized to monitor the chemical physical properties of refinery and petrochemical feed-streams and products. These approaches involve the use of partial least squares regression modeling to correlate NMR spectral variability with ASTM and other official test methods, allowing the NMR to predict results of physical property tests or GC analysis. The analysis is performed in a stop flow environment where solenoid valves are closed at the beginning of the NMR experiment. This approach allows up to 5 or 6 different sample streams to be sent to the sample in order to maximize the impact of the instrument. The current work with these permanent magnet NMR systems…

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Process NMR Associates Expands and Updates NMR Testing Facilities

Process NMR Associates has just finished completion of a complete update and expansion of the NMR facilities at it's Danbury CT location. The faithful Varian Unity-300 spectrometer has been replaced by a Mercury-300 VX spectrometer and a second 300 MHz Mercury Plus system has been installed. This second 300 MHz NMR includes PFG and an indirect detection probe. These instruments compliment a Varian UnityPlus-200 spectrometer equipped with a 7 mm Solid-State MAS probe for analysis of solid materials. The doubling of the liquid-state NMR capacity will allow rapid turnaround of all sample submissions and expand the experimental capabilities of the facility. Process NMR Associates is a private corporation providing analytical NMR services and consulting since 1997. The NMR facility in Danbury includes two 300 MHz, one 200 MHz, and two 60 MHz high resolution NMR spectrometers. The facility also houses a 10mm, 18mm, and 40mm TD-NMR facility for relaxation studies. The company also has gas chromatography, micro-ESR, and FTIR-ATR capabilities. For details of the analytical services provided please contact John Edwards.

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Schering-Plough Corporation Seeks Process Analytical Technology Manager

Title: Process Analytical Technology (PAT) Manager Description: Implement Process Analytical Technology (PAT) throughout all the Global Quality Sites to identification of incoming materials and monitor manufacturing processes. Work directly with the sites and Schering Plough Research Institute to help support / initiate the development, validation, and deployment of PAT at the sites. Review, evaluate, implement, and manage PAT activities. Provide guidance / technical help to the sites to conduct evaluation and purchase commercial PAT related analytical equipment (e.g. NIR / FT-NIR, Raman / FT-Raman, IR / FT - IR etc.). Maintain analytical instruments in the lab to comply with cGMP standards and requirements. Train and mentor laboratory staff on PAT to generate analytical data for routine experiments. Generate network and infrastructures with various sites of the corporation. Take full ownership / responsibility and provide effective, meaningful, result driven and pro-active leadership on all PAT projects. Responsible to transfer knowledge / technology of PAT related projects and activities to sites. Job is located in New Jersey. Respectfully, Vincent L. Graziano Recruiting Manager / Global Staffing Schering-Plough Corporation 556 Morris Avenue, S1-1 Summit, N.J. 07901 Ph: 908-473-2745 Fx: 908-473-2793 Ph: 908-298-5232 (Kenilworth) Careers: Employment Opportunities email: vincent.graziano@spcorp.com 

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The RefinIR – FTIR-ATR Petroleum Product Analyzer

Press Release - NMR Process Systems - Gulf Coast Conference, Galveston Island, Texas - October 17, 2007 NMR Process Systems, LLC and Smith's Detection Launch RefinIRTM - The New Refinery Products Analyzer In a joint development effort NMR Process Systems and Smith's Detection have developed a range of petroleum analyzer products based on a mid-infrared spectrometer which utilizes an attenuated total reflection (ATR) sample interface. The ATR allows wipe and swipe sample introduction that is ideal for heavy petroleum analysis. Chemometric approaches to chemical and physical property prediction have been developed as well as analysis by spectral database matching. The FTIR-ATR spectrometer is called the RefinIR which can be utilized in the laboratory for rountine, multi-parameter prediction of  petroleum product properties or to aid in process troubleshooting on unusual samples or solid foulants. For more information contact Paul Giammatteo Principal, NMR Process Systems 87A Sand Pit Rd, Danbury, CT 06810 U.S.A.  Tel: (203) 744-5905

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The Wood-Based Biorefinery in a Petroleum Depleted World

The Mid-Hudson Section of the American Chemical Society and Vassar College Announce The Wood-Based Biorefinery in a Petroleum Depleted World Dr. Arthur J. Stipanovic, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Mudd Chemistry Building, Third Floor Refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York Contact: Dr Joseph Tanski (jotanski@vassar.edu, 845-437-7503) Abstract: The 21st century is envisioned to become the age of biology as renewable biomass resources replace petroleum in energy and industrial product applications. Motivated by concerns over national energy security, global CO2 reduction, a need for biodegradable products, and enhanced rural economic development, the engineering and construction of biorefineries for the manufacture of fuels, chemicals, polymeric materials and power from renewable resources is now a critical national priority. The context and intent of a biorefinery must be much more than simply replacing crude oil with renewable raw materials. A successful biorefinery must: 1) efficiently separate its raw material source into individual components, and, 2) be able to convert these components into marketplace products. The biorefinery must mirror the efficiency of today's modern petrochemical refinery in using…

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