Understanding NMR Spectroscopy

Written by: James Keeler (University of Cambridge)

This organic chemistry textbook was used for a graduate-level course offered by the University of Barcelona in 2004. The author of this NMR Spectroscopy textbook, Dr. James Keeler is a member of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge.

Students should come to this course with a familiarity in using NMR on a day-to-day basis. It is designed to provide a deeper understanding of how NMR experiments work and the theory behind them. Students should also be familiar with the concepts of chemical shifts and couplings. Students also might benefit from having been exposed to quantum mechanics but this textbook primarily utilizes quantum mechanical calculations and the author claims not to delve deeply into the underlying theories.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: What this course is about
  • Chapter 2: NMR and energy levels
  • Chapter 3: The vector model
  • Chapter 4: Fourier transformation and data processing
  • Chapter 5: How the spectrometer works
  • Chapter 6: Product operators
  • Chapter 7: Two-dimensional NMR
  • Chapter 8: Relaxation
  • Chapter 9: Phase cyling and gradient pulses
  • Exercises for Chapters 6, 7, 8 & 9

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