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Introduction to Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy

Melinda J. Duer (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-0914-7
368 pages
July 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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Introduction to Solid State NMR Spectroscopy is written for undergraduate and graduate students of chemistry, either taking a course in advanced or solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy or undertaking research projects where solid-state NMR is likely to be a major investigative technique. It will also serve as a practical introduction in industry, where the techniques can provide new or complementary information to supplement other investigative techniques.

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.

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Table of Contents



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.

2.1 Introduction.

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.

3.1 Theory.

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.

4.1 Theory.

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.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Theory.

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.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Powder lineshape analysis.

6.3 Relaxation time studies.

6.4 Exchange experiments.

6.5 2H NMR.




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Author Information

Dr Melinda Duer is a senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
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The Wiley Advantage

* Covers solid-state NMR spectroscopy in a non-mathematical way approachable by students and non-experts, with detailed descriptions of the major solid-state NMR experiments illustrating what the experiments do and what they tell the researcher

* 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

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"Overall this is an excellent book and one that I personally will find very useful. I will recommend it to my postgraduate students and prostdoctoral research fellows for its detailed and careful explanations of a wide range of experimental methods in solid-state NMR spectroscopy."

"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 area."
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

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