Principles of NMR Spectroscopy

An Illustrated Guide

David Goldenberg

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: March 30, 2016

Pages: 682 pages

ISBN: 9781891389887 Related titles:


With nearly 400 original illustrations, this NMR primer provides an introduction to solution NMR spectroscopy at a level appropriate for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and working scientists with backgrounds in chemistry or biochemistry. It presents the underlying physics and mathematics in a way that is both accessible and sufficiently complete to allow a real understanding of modern multi-dimensional experiments, thereby giving readers the tools they need to move to more advanced textbooks and articles.

One special feature of this text is a thorough, but accessible, treatment of spin quantum mechanics, including scalar-coupled spins. A novel style of vector diagram is used to represent the quantum correlations between coupled spins and the manipulation of these correlations by pulses and time evolution. This will help to clarify what is arguably the most difficult aspect of NMR for students and practitioners to master.

Key Features:

– Hundreds of original illustrations show both traditional and non-traditional vector diagrams, that describe the correlations between scalar-coupled spins. The non-traditional vector diagrams are a unique highlight of this text, and are used to illustrate experiments based on scalar coupling and as an aid to product-operator calculations.
– Numerical simulations are used to illustrate many important ideas, including standard data processing techniques and the random processes associated with NMR relaxation.
– Important mathematical concepts and techniques, such as complex numbers and the Fourier transformation, are introduced where they are required in the text.
– Each chapter includes chapter-ending problems and exercises as well as a summary of major points and references for further reading.

1. An overview of modern solution NMR

2. An introduction to spin and nuclear magnetism

3. Early NMR experiments

4. Chemical information from resonance frequencies

5. The pulse NMR methods: The pulse

6. The pulse NMR method: The signal and spectrum

7. Relaxation

8. A more mathematical look at relaxation

9. Cross relaxation and the nuclear Overhauser effect

10. Two-dimensional NMR experiments

11. The mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics

12. More quantum mechanics: Time and energy

13. Quantum description of a scalar-coupled spin pair

14. NMR spectroscopy of a weakly-coupled spin pair

15. Two-dimensional spectra based on scalar coupling

16. Heteronuclear NMR techniques

17. Introduction to the density matrix

18. The product-operator formalism

Appendix A: List of symbols, numerical constants and abbreviations
Appendix B: Trigonometric functions and complex numbers
Appendix C: Fourier series and transforms
Appendix D: Vectors and matrices
Appendix E: Mathematics for uncoupled spin-1/2 particles
Appendix F: Mathematics of the two-spin system

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