Overview of NMR in Drug Design

  • David J. Craik
  • Hayden Peacock
Reference work entry


NMR spectroscopy is an extremely valuable tool in the pharmaceutical sciences. This chapter gives an overview of the use of this tool in drug design. It sets the scene for the specialist chapters that are included in this Handbook of Modern Magnetic Resonance.


Drug design Screening NMR spectroscopy Natural products Metabolomics 



Correlation spectroscopy




Fragment-based screening


Heteronuclear multiple-bond correlation


Heteronuclear multiple quantum coherence


Heteronuclear single quantum coherence


High-throughput screening




Mass spectrometry


Nuclear Overhauser effect


Nuclear Overhauser effect spectroscopy


Surface plasmon resonance


Saturation transfer difference spectroscopy


Transverse relaxation-optimized spectroscopy


Water-ligand observed gradient spectroscopy


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Molecular BioscienceThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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