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Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Spin-1/2 Nuclei Other than Carbon and Proton

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy

  1. Gang Wu

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a6116

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

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Wu, G. 2006. Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Spin-1/2 Nuclei Other than Carbon and Proton. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. .

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  1. Queen's University, Kingston, Canada

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


Solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a powerful analytical technique with a wide range of applications in chemistry, biochemistry and materials science. Solid-state NMR is amenable to studies of molecular systems that are not suitable either for liquid-state NMR because of insolubility or for single-crystal diffraction techniques because of poor crystallinity. Therefore, solid-state NMR provides a natural connection between liquid-state NMR and single-crystal diffraction techniques. Furthermore, solid-state NMR is the best way of studying the anisotropic nature of nuclear magnetic properties, thus potentially yielding more complete information about molecular structure and chemical bonding. This article provides an overview of the fundamental principles of solid-state NMR with selected examples of chemical applications. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental information and practical aspects of solid-state multinuclear NMR experiments for the following spin-equation image nuclei: 15N, 29Si, 31P, 77Se, 113Cd, 199Hg, 117Sn, 195Pt, 207Pb, 57Fe, 89Y, 109Ag and 183W. A brief introduction to the second-order quadrupolar effect on spin-equation image NMR spectra is also provided.