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Research and Markets: Understanding NMR Spectroscopy - Deepen Your Understanding of How NMR Experiments Actually Work.

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new report "Understanding NMR Spectroscopy, 2nd Edition" to their offering.

This text is aimed at people who have some familiarity with high-resolution NMR and who wish to deepen their understanding of how NMR experiments actually work. This revised and updated edition takes the same approach as the highly-acclaimed first edition. The text concentrates on the description of commonly-used experiments and explains in detail the theory behind how such experiments work. The quantum mechanical tools needed to analyse pulse sequences are introduced set by step, but the approach is relatively informal with the emphasis on obtaining a good understanding of how the experiments actually work. The use of two-colour printing and a new larger format improves the readability of the text.

In addition, a number of new topics have been introduced:

* How product operators can be extended to describe experiments in AX2 and AX3 spin systems, thus making it possible to discuss the important APT, INEPT and DEPT experiments often used in carbon-13 NMR.

* Spin system analysis i.e. how shifts and couplings can be extracted from strongly-coupled (second-order) spectra.

* How the presence of chemically equivalent spins leads to spectral features which are somewhat unusual and possibly misleading, even at high magnetic fields.

* A discussion of chemical exchange effects has been introduced in order to help with the explanation of transverse relaxation.

* The double-quantum spectroscopy of a three-spin system is now considered in more detail.

New to this edition;

* Completely new page layout incorporating extensive use of a second colour

* A discussion of how to analyse the behaviour of AX2 and AX3 spin systems. This is a relatively straightforward extension of the product operator scheme set out in Chapter 7. It is worthwhile including this as there are some commonly encountered experiments, such as DEPT and APT

* An elementary discussion of chemical exchange. Although the first edition included material relating to relaxation (Chapter 9), it didn't discuss the closely related topic of chemical exchange. The two phenomena have quite a lot in common, and for a didactic point of view it is helpful to be able to refer to the similarities (and differences) between the two processes

* Addition of a short chapter on classic spin-system analysis. This topic has become rather unfashionable (having been the mainstay of classic NMR texts in the sixties and seventies), but nevertheless remains important. What I have in mind is to discuss the AB and ABX spin systems, giving the reader the tools to understand and analyse these

Key Topics Covered:

1 What this book is about and who should read it

2 Setting the scene

3 Energy levels and NMR spectra

4 The vector model

5 Fourier transformation and data processing

6 The quantum mechanics of one spin

7 Product operators

8 Two-dimensional NMR

9 Relaxation and the NOE

10 Advanced topics in two-dimensional NMR

11 Coherence selection: phase cycling and field gradient pulses

12 Equivalent spins and spin system analysis

13 How the spectrometer works

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