High Resolution NMR Spectroscopy: Understanding Molecules and their Electronic Structures

High Resolution NMR Spectroscopy: Understanding Molecules and their Electronic Structures

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  • Editor: Ruben Contreras
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444594143
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444594112

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The progress in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy that took place during the last several decades is observed in both experimental capabilities and theoretical approaches to study the spectral parameters. The scope of NMR spectroscopy for studying a large series of molecular problems has notably broadened. However, at the same time, it requires specialists to fully use its potentialities. This is a notorious problem and it is reflected in the current literature where this spectroscopy is typically only used in a routine way. Also, it is seldom used in several disciplines in which it could be a powerful tool to study many problems. The main aim of this book is to try to help reverse these trends.This book is divided in three parts dealing with 1) high-resolution NMR parameters; 2) methods for understanding high-resolution NMR parameters; and 3) some experimental aspects of high-resolution NMR parameters for studying molecular structures. Each part is divided into chapters written by different specialists who use different methodologies in their work. In turn, each chapter is divided into sections. Some features of the different sections are highlighted: it is expected that part of the readership will be interested only in the basic aspects of some chapters, while other readers will be interested in deepening their understanding of the subject dealt with in them.

Key Features

  • Shows how NMR parameters are useful for structure assignment as well as to obtain insight on electronic structures
  • Emphasis on conceptual aspects
  • Contributions by specialists who use the discussed methodologies in their everyday work


Researchers with basic and applied interests in the fields of chemical physics, physical chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry, materials science, physical chemistry, biochemistry, biology and medicine

Table of Contents

  • 1. High Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Parameters for Understanding Molecules and their Electronic Structure
    Rubén Horacio Contreras
    2. Brief account of non-relativistic theory of NMR parameters
    Marta B. Ferraro and Rubén Horacio Contreras
    3. Chemical shift in paramagnetic systems
    Juha Vaara
    4. Relativistic effects on NMR parameters
    Jochen Autschbach
    5. The polarization propagator approach as a tool to study electronic molecular structures from high resolution NMR parameters
    Gustavo A. Aucar
    6. Analysis of contributions to spin-spin coupling constants by the natural J coupling method
    Jose Manuel García de la Vega
    7. Electronic current densities induced by magnetic fields and nuclear magnetic dipoles. Theory and computation of NMR parameters
    Paolo Lazzeretti
    8. From NMR Spectra to Structure
    Julio C. Facelli
    9. Transmission mechanisms of the Fermi-Contact term of spin-spin couplings
    Rubén Horacio Contreras
    10. Nonbonded indirect nuclear spin-spin couplings (J couplings "Through-Space") for structural determination in small organic and organometallic species
    Jean-Cyrille Hierso
    11. Chemical shift trends in light atoms
    Rubén Horacio Contreras
    12. Application of 13C-X spin-spin couplings in structural studies on organic compounds
    Krystyna Kamieńska-Trela

Product details

  • No. of pages: 456
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2013
  • Published: June 8, 2013
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444594143
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444594112

About the Series Volume Editor

Ruben Contreras

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

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