Nuclear magnetic resonarce techniques have advanced dramatically in the last few years, and are now more powerful and more versatile than ever before. To exploit these techniques efficiently, the chemist must have both an understanding of their theoretical basis, and the ability to interpret the spectra accurately. This workbook aims to develop the latter skill to an advanced level by a comoination of worked examples and set problems that cover one- and two-dimensional NMR techniques applied to organic and inorganic systems.
An introductory section outlines the scope and presentation of the book, and gives general advice on how to solve structures. Subsequent chapters cover a range of practical aspects, from the appearance of badly run or wrongly processed spectra, through spectrum assignment, to the determination of reaction mechanisms and complex structures. Examples are designed to give guidance on how to approach different types of problems and a list of hints provides help with problems if required.
Most of the problems are genuine research examples taken from recent literature, including many from 1988 and 1989. Students using this book in conjunction with Modern NMR spectroscopy: a guide for chemists will gain experience in applying advanced NMR techniques in a chemical context, and lean to approach real chemical and spectroscopic problems with confidence. It is also a useful resource for the teache- looking for new problems and modern examples of particular NMR effects. For professional scientists with a knowledge of NMR, the workbook provides vail able information which will enable them to use familiar techniques more effectively.