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Structure Elucidation by NMR in Organic Chemistry: A Practical Guide, 3rd Revised Edition

Structure Elucidation by NMR in Organic Chemistry: A Practical Guide, 3rd Revised Edition

Eberhard Breitmaier

ISBN: 978-0-470-85306-1

Feb 2003

270 pages


This text provides the graduate student with a systematic guide to unravelling structural information from the NMR spectra of unknown synthetic and natural compounds.

A brief introduction gives an overview of the basic principles and elementary instrumental methods of NMR. This is followed by instructional strategy and tactical advice on how to translate spectra into meaningful structural information. The book provides the student with 55 sets of spectra of graduated complexity. These are designed to challenge the student's problem-solving abilities by the introduction of new concepts with each group of problems, followed by possible solutions and full explanations. A formula index of solutions is provided at the end of the text.

This third edition, following on from the second (a reprint of the first edition with corrections), presents significant new material. Thus, actual methods of two-dimensional NMR such as some inverse techniques of heteronuclear shift correlation, as well as the detection of proton-proton connectivities and nuclear Overhauser effects are included. To demonstrate the applications of these methods, new problems have replaced those of previous editions.

Preface to the First Edition.

Symbols and Abbreviations.

Short Introduction to Basic Principles and Methods.

Recognition of Structural Fragments by NMR.


Solutions to Problems.


Formula Index of Solutions to Problems.

Subject Index.
  • Established text in the field
  • Well-known author in this area
  • Excellently constructed, systematic approach to the topic
  • Conveys the know-how of structure determination using NMR, namely the strategy, techniques and methodology
  • Problems and solutions provided at the end of each chapter
  • Subject index of approximately 1000 entries