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Basic One- and Two-Dimensional NMR Spectroscopy, 5th, Completely Revised and Updated Edition

ISBN: 978-3-527-32782-9
442 pages
December 2010
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This is the fifth edition of the highly successful, classic textbook for bachelor and master courses, with over 20 % new material and the contents completely revised and updated.
Using a minimum of mathematics, it explains the underlying theory of this most important spectroscopic technique in a thorough, yet readily understandable way, covering instrumentation and interpretation of the spectra. It presents all students need to know about 1D, 2D-NMR, solid state and dynamic NMR spectroscopy, as well as NMR imaging, all illustrated by examples for maximum clarity. All the sections include sub-chapters that focus on applications taken from organic, macromolecular, polymer and biochemistry.
A must for students and lecturers in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, and life sciences, as well as for spectroscopists.
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Table of Contents

The Physical Basis of NMR Spectroscopy
The Chemical Shift
Indirect Spin-Spin Coupling
Spectrum Analysis and Calculations
Double Resonance Experiments
Assignment of 1H and 13C Signals
One-Dimensional NMR Experiments using Complex Pulse Sequences
Two-Dimensional NMR Spectroscopy
The Nuclear Overhauser Effect
Dynamic NMR Spectroscopy (DNMR)
Shift Reagents
NMR Spectroscopy in Biochemistry and Medicine
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Author Information

Horst Friebolin did his Ph.D. under the supervison of Prof. R. Mecke at the University of Freiburg, Germany, in 1963. Between 1963 and 1979 he worked at the Institute for electronic materials at the Fraunhofer Society and at the Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Heidelberg. After two years in industry (BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany) he finished 1971 his habilitation and joined in 1972 the Institute for Organic Chemistry at the University of Heidelberg, where he was appointed full Professor in 1974. His research fields are the isolation and characterization of natural products as well as enzyme-catalyzed reactions.
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New to This Edition

  • This fifth Edition hast over 20 % new material and is completely revised and updated
  • New to this Edition: Questions and Answers; more on solid state NMR, completely new and timely applications of NMR, polymer section restructured and reorganized according to natural and synthetic polymers

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Provides all basic knowledge of the theory, instrumentation and especially interpretation of the spectra
  • Keeps mathematics to a minimum
  • Thoroughly expalins this important spectroscopic technique in a very understandable manner
  • Illustrates concepts by examples and applications from organic, macromolecular, polymer and biochemistry
  • All sections include sub-chapters, which focus on the application of the technique, which is very valuable in understanding the use of NMR in science and industrial applications
  • Lucidly written, layout and illustrations are designed for maximum clarity
  • Contains Questions and Answers
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From reviews of previous editions:
"This book is a pleasure to read and if it does not arouse the student's interest, then it is difficult to see what could. It is clearly written and illustrated ... good value and essential reading for anyone wanting to know more about NMR."
Chemistry in Britain

"Another paperback that I would advise students to buy ... [it] can be recommended for general purchase by all chemists."
New Scientist

"This book deserves much praise. If only all authors took as much trouble to produce a work of such clarity and relevance... The book forms an excellent bridge between the very simple texts on spectral interpretation and more specialist works with an emphasis on mathematical theory... This book is highly educational and will be of benefit to those who have to teach NMR and to students and scientists in academic and industrial laboratories... this work is right up to date with an inclusion of most widely used modern NMR methods with a style and content that is superb."
NMR in Biomedicine

"... with it's fourth edition, Friebolin's NMR textbook remains the valuable companion and helpful guide as which it is well-known and appreciated among chemists and other scientists who seek a practical, comprehensive, but easy-to-read introduction into high-resolution NMR spectroscopy on organic molecules."
Dr. Ingo Schnell, Max-Planck-Institute for
Polymer Research, Mainz, ChemPhysChem

"The book is also especially recommended to biochemists, medicinal chemists, and others with still different backgrounds and who maybe not look back on a comprehensive training in physical chemistry but nevertheless like to understand (!) NMR in addition to merely employing it as a 'black box technique' ... What more could be said on behalf of this nice volume that has not been said before - either here or in other comments on previous editions? The best testimony is doubtless given by the book itself: go and read and be convinced by what it has to tell you. Good, clean peaks to all!"

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