High-resolution zero-field NMR J-spectroscopy of aromatic compounds.


Journal Article

We report the acquisition and interpretation of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) J-spectra at zero magnetic field for a series of benzene derivatives, demonstrating the analytical capabilities of zero-field NMR. The zeroth-order spectral patterns do not overlap, which allows for straightforward determination of the spin interactions of substituent functional groups. Higher-order effects cause additional line splittings, revealing additional molecular information. We demonstrate resonance linewidths as narrow as 11 mHz, permitting resolution of minute frequency differences and precise determination of long-range J-couplings. The measurement of J-couplings with the high precision offered by zero-field NMR may allow further refinements in the determination of molecular structure and conformation.

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Cited Authors

  • Blanchard, JW; Ledbetter, MP; Theis, T; Butler, MC; Budker, D; Pines, A

Published Date

  • March 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 135 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 3607 - 3612

PubMed ID

  • 23391037

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23391037

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5126

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-7863

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/ja312239v


  • eng