Introduction to Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy
July 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
By covering solid-state NMR spectroscopy in a clear,
straightforward and approachable way with detailed descriptions of
the major solid-state NMR experiments focussing on what the
experiments do and what they tell the researcher, this book will
serve as an ideal introduction to the subject. These descriptions
are backed up by separate mathematical explanations for those who
wish to gain a more sophisticated quantitative understanding of the
phenomena. With additional coverage of the practical implementation
of solid-state NMR experiments integrated into the discussion, this
book will be essential reading for all those using, or about to
use, solid-state NMR spectroscopy.
Dr Melinda Duer is a senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
1. The Basics of NMR.
1.1 The vector model of pulsed NMR.
1.2 The quantum mechanical picture: hamiltonians and the Schrödinger equation.
1.3 The density matrix representation and coherences.
1.4 Nuclear spin interactions.
1.5 General features of Fourier Transform NMR experiments.
2. Essential Techniques for Solid-State NMR.
2.2 Magic-angle spinning (MAS).
2.3 Heteronuclear decoupling.
2.4 Homonuclear decoupling.
2.5 Cross polarization.
2.6 Echo pulse sequences.
3. Shielding and Chemical Shift: theory and uses.
3.2 The relationship between the shielding tensor and electronic structure.
3.3 Measuring chemical shift anisotropies.
3.4 Measuring the orientation of chemical shielding tensors in the molecular frame for structure determination.
4. Dipolar coupling – theory and uses.
4.2 Introduction to the uses of dipolar coupling.
4.3 Techniques for measuring homonuclear dipolar couplings.
4.4 Techniques for measuring heteronuclear dipolar couplings.
4.5 Techniques for dipolar-coupled quadrupolar-spin- ½ pairs.
4.6 Techniques for measuring dipolar couplings between quadrupolar nuclei.
4.7 Correlation experiments.
4.8 Spin counting experiments.
5. Quadrupole Coupling – theory and uses.
5.3 High resolution NMR experiments for half-integer quadrupolar nuclei.
5.4 Other techniques for half-integer quadrupolar nuclei.
6. NMR Techniques for Studying Molecular Motion in Solids.
6.2 Powder lineshape analysis.
6.3 Relaxation time studies.
6.4 Exchange experiments.
6.5 2H NMR.
* Contains separate mathematical explanations of the major
experiments for those who wish to understand the fundamental basis
of the technique
* Includes practical guidance integrated into the text to help users run the experiments and interpret the results
"The book is clear and straightforward...the level of detail is
very impressive and the author does not shirk her duty to explain
some of the most notoriously difficult concepts in this
Chemistry World, Vol 2, No 1, January 2005
"The theoretical approaches, the description of methods and the
demonstration of the applications are clearly given in this book,
which can be recommended to students and researchers in physical,
analytical and organic chemistry and also biology who need access
to solid-state NMR for the characterization of structures and
dynamics of chemical or biological compounds.”
Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, 2004, vol 42