Multinuclear NMR Methods for the in situ Characterization of Chemical Species

  • P. J. Sadler
Part of the Dahlem Workshop Reports book series (DAHLEM, volume 33)


The application of NMR methods to the study of chemical species in solutions, biofluids, cells, tissues, organs, polymers, and minerals is described. The technique is noninvasive and nondestructive. Sensitivity is highest for spin-1/2 nuclei such as 1H, 19F, and 31P, giving signals for millimolar solutions in a few minutes. Less-sensitive nuclei can also be studied. The problems of quadrupolar nuclei are discussed. The rates of metal-ligand exchange reactions can often be calculated. Well-resolved spectra can be obtained from solids using magic-angle spinning, especially from 27Al and 29Si in aluminosilicates.


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrum Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Study Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Experiment Quadrupolar Nucleus 
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© Dr. S. Bernhard, Dahlem Konferenzen 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. J. Sadler
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  1. 1.Dept. of ChemistryBirkbeck College, University of LondonLondonEngland

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