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Nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation of methane protons in aqueous solutions

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Abstract

Proton nuclear magnetic resonance longitudinal relaxation rates are reported at 100MHz for CH4 and CHD3 in deuterium oxide solutions. The results demonstrate that methane reorients with a correlation time on the order of 0.1 psec, considerably faster than molecule correlation times in aqueous solutions.

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Correspondence to R. G. Bryant.

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Raj, T., Borah, B., Riddle, R.M. et al. Nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation of methane protons in aqueous solutions. J Solution Chem 10, 741–744 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00646723

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Key words

  • NMR relaxation
  • methane
  • correlation times
  • aqueous solutions