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Structure of Molecules by NMR Spectroscopy Using Liquid Crystal Solvents

Suryaprakash, N (1998) Structure of Molecules by NMR Spectroscopy Using Liquid Crystal Solvents. In: Concepts in Magnetic Resonance, 10 (3). pp. 167-192.


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Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of molecules aligned in nematic liquid crystalline media provides information on the molecular structure and order parameters. The partial alignment of the molecules in the liquid crystalline phases gives rise to residual intramolecular dipolar couplings which are dependent on internuclear distances, and therefore yield information on the structure of molecules. The dipolar couplings are in general large compared to chemical shifts, and the spectra become rapidly complex with the increase in the number of interacting spins and decrease of symmetry of molecules. In this article, the procedure for the analyses of such spectra is outlined in a pedagogical manner. The concept of the order parameter is illustrated in a phenomenological way. The utility of the technique and obtainable information is demonstrated using practical examples.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Concepts in Magnetic Resonance
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Additional Information: The copyright belongs to John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Keywords: liquid crystals;director;nematic phase;oriented molecules;order parameter;dipolar couplings;computer programs;root mean square error;internuclear distance;molecular structure;vibrational correction
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Sophisticated Instruments Facility (Continued as NMR Research Centre)
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:20
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/3760

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