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    ASTM E2977 - 15

    Standard Practice for Measuring and Reporting Performance of Fourier-Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (FT-NMR) Spectrometers for Liquid Samples

    Active Standard ASTM E2977 | Developed by Subcommittee: E13.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.06

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This practice permits an analyst to compare the performance of an NMR spectrometer for a particular test on any given day with the instrument's prior performance for that test. The practice can also provide sufficient quantitative performance information for problem diagnosis and solving. If complete information about how a test is carried out is supplied and sufficient replicates are collected to substantiate statistical relevance, the tests in this practice can be used to establish the setting and meeting of relevant performance specifications. This practice is not necessarily meant for the comparison of different instruments with each other, even if the instruments are of the same type and model. This practice is not meant for the comparison of the performance of different instruments operated under conditions differing from those specified for a particular test.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers procedures for measuring and reporting the performance of Fourier-transform nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers (FT-NMRs) using liquid samples.

    1.2 This practice is not directly applicable to FT-NMR spectrometers outfitted to measure gaseous, anisotropically structured liquid, semi-solid, or solid samples; those set up to work with flowing sample streams; or those used to make hyperpolarization measurements.

    1.3 This practice was expressly developed for FT-NMR spectrometers operating with proton resonance frequencies between 200 and 1200 MHz.

    1.4 This practice is not directly applicable to continuous wave (scanning) NMR spectrometers.

    1.5 This practice is not directly applicable to instruments using single-sideband detection.

    1.6 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E131 Terminology Relating to Molecular Spectroscopy

    E386 Practice for Data Presentation Relating to High-Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy

    ISO Standard

    ISO Guide 31 Reference Materials--Contents of Certificates and Labels

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 17.060 (Measurement of volume, mass, density, viscosity)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41115409(Nuclear magnetic resonance NMR spectrometers)

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    DOI: 10.1520/E2977-15

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2977-15, Standard Practice for Measuring and Reporting Performance of Fourier-Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (FT-NMR) Spectrometers for Liquid Samples, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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