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Modern NMR Spectroscopy

A Guide for Chemists

Second Edition

Jeremy K. M. Sanders and Brian K. Hunter

Publication Date - March 1993

ISBN: 9780198555674

328 pages


This book provides a non-mathematical, descriptive approach to modern NMR spectroscopy, taking examples from organic, inorganic, and biological chemistry. It also contains much practical advice about the acquisition and use of spectra. Starting from the simple 'one pulse' sequence, the text employs a 'building block' approach to lead naturally to multiple pulse and two-dimensional NMR. Spectra of readily available compounds illustrate each technique. One- and two-dimensional methods are integrated in three chapters which show how to solve problems by making connections between spins through bonds, through space, or through exchange. There are also chapters on spectrum editing and solids. The final chapter contains a case history which attempts to weave the many strands of the text into a coherent strategy. This second edition reflects the progress made by NMR in the past few years: there is greater emphasis on inorganic nuclei; some two-color spectra are used; the treatment of heteronuclear experiments has moved from direct to 'inverse' detection; many new examples and spectra have been included; and the literature to early 1992 has been covered. Like the first edition, this work will be highly useful for all NMR spectroscopists: chemists, academic and industrial researchers, and advanced undergraduate and graduate students needing a clear guide to this valuable technology.


  • "Loaded with information....should appeal to a broad audience, spanning the casual NMR user to the veteran spectroscopist."-- Applied Spectroscopist
  • ""I cannot imagine anyone using NMR in practical chemistry failing to find this book useful."--Nature
  • Has sold over 4,000 copies in the first edition
  • Fully updated to emphasize latest techniques
  • Two-color illustrations highlight important aspects of COSY spectra

Previous Publication Date(s)

June 1987

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The one-pulse experiment
    3. Spin decoupling and difference spectroscopy
    4. Multiple pulse experiments
    5. The second dimension
    6. Connections through bonds
    7. Connections through space
    8. Connections through chemical exchange
    9. Editing
    10. Solids
    11. Sucrose octa-acetate: a case history
    Appendix: Symmetry, non-equivalence, and restricted rotation

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