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PhD Thesis: Development and application of modern pure shift NMR techniques and improved HSQC and HSQMBC experiments

Last 16st July 2015 I defended my PhD Thesis entitled: Development and application of modern pure shift NMR techniques and improved HSQC/HSQMBC experiments.

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The present doctoral thesis is framed within the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy field, more specifically in the design of modern NMR methodologies. The research work carried out is focused on the design and application of new and modern NMR methodologies (i) to perform efficient broadband 1H homodecoupling in 1D/2D NMR experiments and (ii) to accurately determine homo- and heteronuclear coupling constants in isotropic and anisotropic conditions through improved HSQC and HSQMBC-type experiments. The thesis is presented as a compendium ten (10) publications that have been published in several peer-reviewed international scientific journals as original research papers. Continue reading PhD Thesis: Development and application of modern pure shift NMR techniques and improved HSQC and HSQMBC experiments

Ultra-high-resolved NMR: Analysis of complex mixtures of compounds with near-identical 1H and 13C NMR spectra

Title: cover7Disentangling complex mixtures of compounds with near-identical 1H and 13C NMR spectra using pure shift NMR.
Authors: L. Castañar, R. Roldán, P. Clapés, A. Virgili and T. Parella.
Reference: Chem. Eur. J., 2015, 21, 7682-7685.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201500521

 

Abstract: The thorough analysis of highly complex NMR spectra using pure shift NMR experiments is  described. The enhanced spectral resolution obtained from modern 2D HOBS experiments incorporating spectral aliasing in the 13C indirect dimension enables the distinction of similar compounds exhibiting near-identical 1H and 13C NMR spectra. It is shown that a complete set of extremely small Δδ(1H) and Δδ(13C) values, even below the natural line width (1 and 5 ppb, respectively), can be simultaneously determined and assigned.

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PhD Thesis by Laura Castañar: Pulse Programs and Data Set Examples

Development and application of modern pure shift NMR techniques and improved HSQC/HSQMBC experiments

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In the following links one can find Data Set Examples of each Publication presented in the Thesis Work, as well as the corresponding Pulse Program Code for Bruker. All 2D spectra have been previously phased and 2ii, 2ir, and 2ri files removed, otherwise data sets would be too big. Continue reading PhD Thesis by Laura Castañar: Pulse Programs and Data Set Examples

Review – Pure shift NMR experiments: recent developments, methods and applications

MRC_teo copy“Broadband 1H homodecoupled NMR experiments: recent developments, methods and applications” by Laura Castañar and Teodor Parella. Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, 2015. DOI: 10.1002/mrc.4238

In recent years, a great interest in the development of new broadband 1H homonuclear decoupled techniques providing simplified JHH multiplet patterns has emerged again in the field of small molecule NMR. The resulting highly resolved 1H NMR spectra display resonances as collapsed singlets, therefore minimizing signal overlap and expediting spectral analysis. This review aims at presenting the most recent advances in pure shift NMR spectroscopy, with a particular emphasis to the Zangger–Sterk experiment. Continue reading Review – Pure shift NMR experiments: recent developments, methods and applications

SeRMN presentation at the 56th ENC 2015 Conference

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During these days takes place the 56th Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference (ENC) in Asilomar Conference Grounds (Pacific Grove, California, USA) where Laura Castañar presents an Oral Communication entitled “HOBS: Broadband Homonuclear Decoupled Band-Selective NMR Experiments with Full Sensitivity” Continue reading SeRMN presentation at the 56th ENC 2015 Conference

Review: Recent Advances in Small Molecule NMR: Improved HSQC and HSQMBC Experiments

annrep“Recent Advances in Small Molecule NMR: Improved HSQC and HSQMBC Experiments” by Laura Castañar and Teodor Parella. Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy, 2015, 84:163–232. DOI: 10.1016/bs.arnmr.2014.10.004

A general description of the latest developments in heteronuclear single-quantum correlation and heteronuclear single-quantum multiple bond correlation experiments designed for small molecules at the natural isotopic abundance is reported. Continue reading Review: Recent Advances in Small Molecule NMR: Improved HSQC and HSQMBC Experiments

Perfect-HSQC experiments: pure in-phase spectra

cover“Suppresión of phase and amplitude JHH modulations in HSQC experiments” by Laura Castañar, Eduard Sistaré, Albert Virgili, Robert Thomas Williamson and Teodor Parella. Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, 2014 , 53:115-119. DOI: 10.1002/mrc.4149

The amplitude and the phase of cross peaks in conventional 2D HSQC experiments are modulated by both proton–proton, JHH, and proton–carbon, 1JCH, coupling constants. It is shown by spectral simulation and experimentally that JHH interferences are suppressed in a novel perfect-HSQC pulse scheme that incorporates perfect-echo INEPT periods. Continue reading Perfect-HSQC experiments: pure in-phase spectra

SeRMN presentations at the 2014 Ibero-American NMR & GERMN Bienal & Iberian NMR meeting

Imagen1Some of our last research work will be presented next week at the VI Ibero-American NMR – VII GERMN Bienal – IV Iberian NMR joint meeting that will take place in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid (Spain) from 22nd to 25th September. Find below a summary of our contributions.

Laura Castañar presents an oral communication and a poster entitled “Enantiodifferentiation throgh frequency-selective pure shift 1H NMR”.  NMR-aided discrimination of enantiomers using chiral solvating agents (CSAs) is a well established method to carry out enantiodifferentiation studies. Continue reading SeRMN presentations at the 2014 Ibero-American NMR & GERMN Bienal & Iberian NMR meeting

SeRMN presentations at the SMASH NMR 2014 Conference

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Some of our last research works will be presented at the annual meeting of the Small Molecule NMR Conference (SMASH) that will take place in Atlanta (USA) from 7th to 10th September 2014.

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Pure In-Phase Heteronuclear Correlation NMR Experiments

“Pure Incover-Phase Heteronuclear Correlation NMR Experiments ” by Laura Castañar, Josep Sauri, Robert Thomas Williamson, Albert Virgili and Teodor Parella. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 8379-8382. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201404136

A general NMR approach to provide pure in-phase (PIP) multiplets in heteronuclear correlation experiments is described. The implementation of a z-filter efficiently suppresses any unwanted anti-phase contributions that usually distort the multiplet pattern of cross-peaks and can make their analysis difficult. Continue reading Pure In-Phase Heteronuclear Correlation NMR Experiments