Chemistry 627 Theory and Practice of NMR

(This was Chem 545, 542, 625 in previous years.)

NMR is arguably the most powerful analytical tool in modern chemical research. It encompasses a broad spectrum of techniques and information- from counting the number of protons in a molecule to determining 3-D structures and distances.

This class in intended to provide NMR training to all students (both undergraduate and graduate) who expect to use the NMR facility in their research. The class consists of lectures once a week, and individual instrument training. Typically, students require about 20 training sessions to complete training on basic experiments on all three spectrometers.

There is no prerequisite, but 1 semester of physical chemistry is suggested.

In Spring, 2017, the lecture portion is Fridays at 1 pm.


20 Jan  no class

27 Jan 
	Class overview
        NMR theory

1 Feb 
	Start hands-on training (scheduled individually).

3 Feb 
         No class- cumes

10 Feb 
	Data Acquisition
		Instrumental parameters
		Instrumental design
		Locking and Shimming

17 Feb 
	Data Processing
               Processing Parameters
		Apodizations
		Data "Corrections"
	Solution Experiments
		"Simple 1D"
		Decoupling
		NOE
		Relaxation (T1 and T2)
		APT (Attached proton test)

24 Feb   
	Multi-dimensional experiments
               COSY (Correlated spectroscopy)
		NOESY (NOE spectroscopy)
		Hetcorr/HMQC
3 Mar   
	No class, cumes


10 and 17  Mar 
	No class UNM spring break


24 Mar 
		Introduction to Solid-State NMR
		Theory
		MASS/VASS/DOR
		CP
		CSA
		2D  solids
31 Mar 
      No class

7 Apr 
       No class-cumes

14 Apr   
	Advanced Topics
        	 Hints, Problems
	     	 Review


21 Apr
	Final, all extra credit due.

For more information, contact

Karen Ann Smith, Director
NMR Facility, University of New Mexico
Department of Chemistry
Clark Hall
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1096
karenann@unm.edu
505-277-4031 voice, 505-277-2609 fax

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