NMR Techniques & Applications in Geochemistry & Soil Chemistry


  • M.A. Wilson, Institute of Energy and Earth Resources, New South Wales, Australia

The book provides an in-depth review of the state of the art of NMR spectroscopy as applied to a wide range of geochemical problems. It is intended to assist geochemists and spectroscopists working at the interface between geochemistry and NMR, and almost all areas of organic and inorganic geochemistry where NMR has had an influence are discussed.
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For postgraduate courses in organic geochemistry, soil science, applied NMR spectroscopy or mineralogy; and for postgraduates working in agriculture and geology, including soil chemists, coal chemists, processing chemists and ceramic chemists.


Book information

  • Published: October 1987
  • Imprint: PERGAMON
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-034852-0


The book spells out clearly the basic principles and applications of NMR spectroscopy in a wide range of geochemical problems. It creates an important linkage between geochemists and NMR spectroscopists...I recommend it most warmly to geochemists, NMR spectroscopists and other geo- and biochemists.
Org Geochem Vol 12 No 5

Table of Contents

Elementary n.m.r. theory applicable to geochemistry. Elementary n.m.r. practice applicable to geochemistry. Solution n.m.r. Solid state n.m.r. Minerals and their structure. Precursors to organic matter in the geosphere. Whole soil n.m.r. Humic substances. Oil shale. Peat. Coal. Coal derivatives. Coal conversion.