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Magnetic resonance

Introductory description

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in both solution and the solid state as well as electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) will be described. The course will cover the underlying theory of the experiments as well as practical aspects of recording spectra and their interpretation. The importance of magnetic resonance across science, in, e.g., organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals and proteins, will be demonstrated.

Assessment group C2
  Weighting Study time
Mixed assessment 50%  

Assessment based on practicals, demonstrations and presentations

Written Examination (Locally Held) 50%  

Standard written exam

Indicative reading list

M. H. Levitt, "Spin Dynamics", 2nd edition, Wiley, Chichester 2008.

P. J. Hore, "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance", Oxford University Press, Oxford 1995.

J. Keeler, "Understanding NMR Spectroscopy", Wiley, Chichester 2005.

T. D. W. Claridge, "High-Resolution NMR Techniques in Organic Chemistry", Pergamon, Oxford 1999.

J. Cavanagh, W.J. Fairbrother, A.G. Palmer III, M. Rance, N. J. Skelton, "Protein NMR Spectroscopy Principles and Practice", 2nd edition, Elsevier, London 2007.

M. J. Duer, "Introduction to Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy", Blackwell, Oxford 2004.

P.H. Rieger, "Electron Spin Resonance Analysis and Interpretation", RSC, Cambridge 2007.

Module leader:

Prof. Steven Brown

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