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Multiple-quantum MAS NMR of quadrupolar nuclei. Do five-, seven- and nine-quantum experiments yield higher resolution than the three-quantum experiment?

Pike, K, Malde, R.P., Ashbrook, S.E., McManus, J., and Wimperis, S. (2000) Multiple-quantum MAS NMR of quadrupolar nuclei. Do five-, seven- and nine-quantum experiments yield higher resolution than the three-quantum experiment? Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, 16 (3). pp. 203-215. ISSN 0926-2040 (doi:10.1016/S0926-2040(00)00081-3)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0926-2040(00)00081-3

Abstract

The question of whether or not higher-order (five-, seven- and nine-quantum) multiple-quantum magic angle spinning (MQMAS) experiments yield isotropic NMR spectra of half-integer quadrupolar nuclei with higher resolution than the basic three-quantum MAS experiment is examined. The frequency dispersion is shown theoretically to be greatly increased in higher-order MQMAS spectra, but it is argued that whether or not this translates into an increase in resolution depends upon the ratio of the homogeneous to inhomogeneous contributions to the isotropic linewidth. Experimentally, it is demonstrated using three-, five- and seven-quantum 45Sc MAS NMR and three- and five-quantum 27Al MAS NMR of crystalline samples that higher-order MQMAS experiments can yield a real and useful increase in resolution but that, owing to the presence of inhomogeneous broadening in the isotropic spectra, this increase is less than the theoretically predicted value. A number of practical issues relating to resolution in MQMAS NMR are also pointed out.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Wimperis, Prof Stephen
Authors: Pike, K, Malde, R.P., Ashbrook, S.E., McManus, J., and Wimperis, S.
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
ISSN:0926-2040

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