Chapter 12. Paramagnetic NMR Relaxation

  1. Vladimir I. Bakhmutov

Published Online: 22 AUG 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470094486.ch12

Practical NMR Relaxation for Chemists

Practical NMR Relaxation for Chemists

How to Cite

Bakhmutov, V. I. (2004) Paramagnetic NMR Relaxation, in Practical NMR Relaxation for Chemists, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470094486.ch12

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 AUG 2005
  2. Published Print: 26 NOV 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470094464

Online ISBN: 9780470094488



  • paramagnetic ions;
  • paramagnetic shifts;
  • NMR paramagnetic relaxation enhancement;
  • zero-field splitting interactions;
  • Larmor frequency;
  • electron spin relaxation;
  • molecular rotational reorientations;
  • multinuclear relaxation;
  • electron relaxation times


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Theoretical Basis of Paramagnetic Relaxation Enhancement

  • Paramagnetic Relaxation Rate Enhancements in the Presence of Chemical Exchange

  • Structural Applications of Paramagnetic Relaxation Rate Enhancement

  • Kinetics of Ligand Exchange via Paramagnetic Relaxation Rate Enhancement

  • Longitudinal Electron Relaxation Time at Paramagnetic Centers from Variable-high-field NMR Experiments

  • Bibliography