Rationalising Heteronuclear Decoupling in Refocussing Applications of Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy
Vasa, Suresh K.
Brown, Steven P.
Kentgens, Arno P.M.
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Factors affecting the performance of 1H heteronuclear decoupling sequences for magic-angle spinning (MAS) NMR spectroscopy of organic solids are explored, as observed by time constants for the decay of nuclear magnetisation under a spin-echo (math formula ). By using a common protocol over a wide range of experimental conditions, including very high magnetic fields and very high radio-frequency (RF) nutation rates, decoupling performance is observed to degrade consistently with increasing magnetic field. Inhomogeneity of the RF field is found to have a significant impact on math formula values, with differences of about 20 % observed between probes with different coil geometries. Increasing RF nutation rates dramatically improve robustness with respect to RF offset, but the performance of phase-modulated sequences degrades at the very high nutation rates achievable in microcoils as a result of RF transients. The insights gained provide better understanding of the factors limiting decoupling performance under different conditions, and the high values of math formula observed (which generally exceed previous literature values) provide reference points for experiments involving spin magnetisation refocussing, such as 2D correlation spectra and measuring small spin couplings. Show more
Journal / seriesChemPhysChem
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Organisational unit03496 - Meier, Beat H. / Meier, Beat H.
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